Pizza is a favorite among most Americans and everyone has their particular style that they like. Some like their pizza Sicilian style, others prefer thin crust, some like anchovies, some like just plain ol’ cheese. We stumbled upon a pizza joint in the Metrowest neighborhood of Orlando called Pie-Fection and their distinction among the competition is their specialization in serving Brazilian pizza.
Brazilian-style pizza uses little to no tomato sauce and often fresh tomatoes are used in place of no sauce at all. I personally have a love/hate relationship with sauce on my pizza. If sauce is done right, the pie is superb, however, if done wrong, the pizza can be blah. And often times, I really like no sauce at all.
First thing we ordered was the garlic knots, and those can also be hit or miss in most places. Like an eggroll can tell you how good a Chinese restaurant is, I feel the same about garlic knots. I am not a fan of plain, barely seasoned balls of bread. However, Pie-Fection does garlic knots well. Really well. Lots of butter, garlic and cheese. While marinara sauce is served on the side, it is not even needed as the garlic knots are prefect without it.
Next up was the simple side salad. Nothing extraordinary here- just lettuce, tomatoes, black olives and onions – but somehow to me I just like a salad with my pizza. I don’t need or even want anything fancy.
The pizza is available in four sizes- small, medium, large and extra large. We went with a large and it was plenty for two of us and Pie-Fection will mix and match pizza halves. Meaning, my companion Chad wanted the Greek pizza while I was leaning towards the Jardineira so our server suggest we order and large and each pick half the pie.
So Chad got his Greek pie with mozzarella, tomatoes, fresh garlic, red onions, mushrooms, feta cheese, olive oil and oregano. And there was pizza sauce as well, but very little. He really liked it.
My Jardineira pizza was one of the best pizzas I have had in a long time. There was also very little sauce but plenty of toppings like mozzarella, onions, green peppers, tomatoes, corn, peas, eggs, heart of palms and oregano. Very unique. Peas and eggs on pizza was a new concept to me but I loved it.
Pie-Fection offers plenty of options for everyone from the heartiest of meat eaters to the strictest of Vegetarians. Plus with pasta, calzones and large menu of appetizers nobody leaves hungry. However, there is usually a wait during peak dining hours so keep that in mind and plan accordingly. 4 1/2 out of 5 sprouts.