While at a conference at the Cedar Point Amusement Park we were on the lookout for some decent pizza. The Brick Oven Bistro came highly recommended and we are glad we listened.
The outside looks like an old Howard Johnson’s restaurant that has been converted into a tiny pizzeria, offering up pizza, salads and sandwiches.
We started with Breaded Zucchini Fries– thinly sliced and lightly breaded, the fries were served with a side of marinara sauce. They were slightly crispy on the outside but a bit wimpy beyond the breading.
My boyfriend Chad and I also both ordered small house salads and they were pretty good- fresh bright greens with onions, chopped tomatoes, cheddar cheese and croutons.
We decided to order two personal pizzas to split. The first we got was the Margherita with marinated tomatoes, capers, onions, fresh basil, mozzarella, provolone cheese and olive oil. The crust was thick and cooked well. The toppings were generous without overpowering the crust. The capers were certainly a nice unexpected touch.
Our second pizza was the Pear Gorgonzola. Sliced Bartlett pears were served on a crust topped with gorgonzola cheese, red onion, arugula, candied walnuts and then lightly drizzled with a balsamic reduction. This pizza is normally topped also with bacon but we asked the restaurant if it could be left off and they happily obliged.
The restaurant was quite busy for a Friday night. As I learned later, it is one of the more popular restaurants in the Sandusky area. We will definitely be planning a return trip when we go back to Sandusky next year.