I’ve had my fair share of pizza from Italian eateries in the Ewing area. Piccolo’s, Mamma Flora’s, Two Brothers — I thought I had tried it all.
Last week, The Signal received a suggestion to review Danny’s Tomato Pie, so I thought I’d give it a try. After discovering that Danny’s is on Parkway Avenue just across from Firkin Tavern, I was surprised I had never heard of it before. But now I’m so glad I know this lovely eatery exists.
Last week, my boyfriend and I decided to order in from Danny’s instead of braving the harsh, 12-degree weather. We decided to split a tomato pie, half with green peppers. We also ordered their fried crispy green beans. The wait for delivery was around 40 minutes, which may seem like a while, but is actually pretty typical for the College area.
When the food did arrive, however, it was well worth the wait. The pie had the perfect amount of sauce and the green peppers were very fresh, especially considering the season. I would have preferred the crust to be a tad thicker, but it was still really good.
The fried crispy green beans, though, were what really made the meal. At first, we were a little hesitant to order them. I’m not the biggest green bean fan, but I always try to make it a point to order something slightly out-of-the-ordinary when I write a food review.
They were absolutely delicious. They tasted like a mixture of french fries and onion rings, but without all the guilt. Yes, I’m aware they’re still probably not all that healthy for you, but, hey, they’re still vegetables. Dipped in ranch dressing, they were definitely my favorite part of the meal.
I also love to give bonus points for friendly delivery people. Danny’s delivery man was extremely friendly, and after handing me my food he said, “Enjoy your food, sweetie!” I most certainly did.
The one downside of ordering from Danny’s is that you can’t order online. I know, picking up a phone and actually talking to a person can be a tad daunting, but my advice to college students is to get over your ridiculous fear, pick up the phone and enjoy a delicious tomato pie from Danny’s.