Wolfgang Puck's Pizzeria & Cucina

First, I'd like to thank General Manager Warren Richards and Bartender Ryan Duncan for their professionalism and graciousness on our visit to Wolfgang Puck's Pizzeria & Cucina. It was very much appreciated.

I visited Wolfgang Puck's Pizzeria & Cucina to celebrate a friend's birthday. We had a group of six and were treated with the best service and quality of food. We really had a great experience.

The birthday girl and I started at the bar (Which has a never ending happy hour!) and we decided to snack on the Sweet Peppers (Happy Hour menu) while we waited for the rest of our party. These Cream Cheese Filled Sweet Peppers were marvelous! This is the best small plate I've had in a good while. The peppers were delicately sweet and amazing with the cheese being as creamy as possible and just downright delicious. The combination of the snap from the peppers and the soft cheese made for a good mouth-feel and experience. It's a good thing they only serve these on a small plate because I wouldn't stop eating them if there were more! 

Once we sat as a group at a table overlooking Crystals' first floor we were introduced to the house Bruschetta. For me, there is no in-between Bruschetta. It's either horrible or great. This Bruschetta was great! The tomatoes were very fresh and sweet and were paired with a light oil drizzled about atop a nicely toasted crustini. Everything was just as it should be on a solid Bruschetta. 

Next we shared a hearty Calamari Salad, although I think I ate most of it. The Calamari was very fresh, light in texture, and well cooked. The salad and dressing were also done well with a very nice original taste to the dressing. This salad could be a meal on its own. Once you get through the Calamari and salad you get to the beans awaiting you at the bottom drenched in the delicious dressing and you just can't stop! A very well contrived salad for sure.

Meatballs… Grilled Meatballs… These are good. Served with a mountain of parmesan cheese, these Grilled Meatballs were seasoned to perfection, very tender, and moist. These went pretty fast at our table!

Now to my two main entrées. Yes I had two, but I did share! Mussels are an easy way to me heart. These Steamed Mussels are some of the best I've had. Served in a skillet and still bubbling hot, I was already impressed. The mussels were cooked perfectly and the sauce was outstanding. Even more so because it was riddled with little cubes of sausage that were also phenomenal. This dish was so good I can still taste it as I write this.

My second endeavor was their Prosciutto Pizza. A pizza that is so simple it just makes sense. Prosciutto, tomato sauce, mozzarella, arugula, and pecorino flakes. That's it. Atop a crispy thin crust, the meat is abundant, the arugula adds a good amount of bitterness to the sweet meat, and the pecorino does get a little lost but still adds a little saltiness to each bite. As a whole, it's different yet refined. If you're a fan of cured meats, this is the pizza for you!

Don't forget dessert! We had the Zeppole with Vanilla Gelato and caramel dipping sauce. The little doughnut holes were fluffy and sweet and well enhanced when dipped in the rich caramel. The gelato was a little out of place, but nonetheless was still creamy and rich as well. A good way to end our meal.

We all really enjoyed ourselves at Wolfgang Puck's Pizzeria & Cucina. I will definitely be frequenting the bar and trying the rest of the ongoing Happy Hour menu and eventually a few more entrées. Ciao!

Rating out
of 10
Description
3 Location

Let's be honest, Crystals is not the easiest place to get to.

9 The Décor

A very modern and open dining room with many tables overlooking
Crystals' first floor.

8 The Prices

The Happy Hour menu at the bar is amazing. About $5-$8 for
dishes. The regular menu isn't too up there and the food to portion
size ratio is pretty damn good.

10 The Drinks

A fully stocked bar with some hard to find bottles as well as a very
knowledgable bar staff always equals a good time!

10 The Food

There really wasn't anything to complain about and I was
impressed with the quality of each dish. I want more!

8 Overall

I'll be raving about this place for quite some time. I just wish it
was easier to get to…

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