By Colleen Murphy
You know when you’re in New York City and you really need a quick bite to eat that’s not too expensive? Well, I’ve got the perfect place for you: Così. Thankfully, however, you don’t have to travel to the city to try the perfection because there are restaurants throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
Each time I go, I get the traditional cheese pizza. The clumps of mozzarella and Romano are perfectly dispersed, and the tomatoes are nice and fresh. For those who are more adventurous, they also offer chicken and spinach, sausage, smoky BBQ chicken, margherita, chicken margherita and pepperoni.
The pizza comes in two sizes: individual and shareable. An individual comes with eight pieces of the pizza while the shareable has 16 pieces. Depending on what toppings you get, the price will vary, but for the traditional cheese pizza, an individual will cost $6.99 and a shareable will cost $9.99. The individual might look small, but the pizza is filling. Not an I’m-about-to-explode filling, but a satisfying filling. The pizza is rectangular and you can finish each rectangular slice in about three bites.
Before even ordering, you know it’s going to be good. A huge coal fire stove welcomes you into the restaurant. And if that doesn’t do the trick, there are samples on the counter of the tasty bread that has just the right amount of salt on it to make your mouth water for the actual meal.
Whichever type of pizza you get, I promise you’ll want to go back again. It’s amazing. And Così is primarily a sandwich and salad shop, so if the pizza is this good, I can only imagine how good the other entreés are.
The chain’s slogan is “Life should be delicious,” and if you get a pizza at Così, your life will be delicious.
Note: If you are in the Times Square area of NYC, the nearest Così is 1633 Broadway. It is open Mon. – Fri.: 6:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Sat. – Sun.:7:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.