Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Dining Diva Review:DiMaggio's Pizza, Highland, IL

DiMaggio's is a nice little family-owned pizzaria in Highland Illinois, just off the town square and is operated by some of the nicest people you ever want to meet. It's a typical family owned pizza place with a limited menu, but what they do, they do fairly well. Their pizzas are LOADED with toppings and cheese on and extremely thin and crisp crust with almost no edge, very similar to the Imo's pizza so beloved (for unknown reasons) by the St. Louis population. Their sauce is a little on the sweet side, but I like a sweet sauce so I'm OK with it. The iced tea is good and you can get a nice cold beer with your pie and they have some house wine selections that are better left in the bottle in the cellar. I tried their lasagne for the first time and it was certainly no worse than anywhere else and if you like their sauce, it's better than most. To me their sauce was lacking in flavor and spices--a little basil and oregano would go a long way towards improving the lasagne flavor, but they are generous with the ricotta and mozzarella. The tiramisu is made on the premises and it's also pretty good. They dip the ladyfingers in Kahluha as opposed to expresso so it's extra sweet but it's better than a lot of places although I prefer marscapone to whipped cream, but it's still homemade and very tasty. They have a buffet on Wednesday and Saturday nights and a lunch buffet every day except Mondays when they are closed. The service is very friendly and they treat you like family when you come in, this is a big plus in my book, I like friendly service in a family restaurant. All in all, it's a pretty good little pizza joint--and much better than Dominos, Pizza Hut, et. al and fairly priced!

1 comment:

John said...

I just proposed to my future wife tonight at this Restaurant. We have gone here for many years and love it.
-- Preston Snyder