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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Aquidneck Pizza

27 Aquidneck Ave.
Middletown, RI  02842
(401) 849-3356

July 12, 2014

Mom and I have been going to Aquidneck Pizza for years.  A friend turned me onto their delicious pies in the late 1990’s, and since then I’ve taken – and suggested it to – most of my family and friends.  This is my sister Mallory’s favorite pizza of all time, so naturally Mom and I were super excited about stopping in for a late night slice … or more.

We arrived at around 10 p.m. after taking a fun drive through busy Newport.  We like to see the people in the streets and smell the delicious food coming from the restaurants.  Even though we could have chosen any “hot spot” to visit, we wanted Aquidneck Pizza – a double decker restaurant that has late night/early morning hours and delicious food.

Mom and I ordered our favorite – a large extra-cheese pizza ($11.79) – and two Diet Cokes ($2 each).  Our total came to $17.05.  We took a table at the back of the restaurant and waited for our pizza, which came out fast and smelled fantastic.

It’s funny, because if you ask us what our favorite pizza is, we will give you about four or five different answers.  We like different pizzas for different reasons, for example:

  • Best bar pie:  Cape Cod Café, Brockton/Raynham/Bridgewater, MA
  • Best “old school” pizza:  Caserta Pizzeria, Providence, RI
  • Best four cheese pizza:  Spumoni’s Restaurant, Pawtucket, RI
  • Best crust:  Federal Hill Pizza, Warren, RI
  • Best delivery chain pizza:  Papa Gino’s, various locations

As for Aquidneck Pizza, we would rate this as our best “all-around-awesome” pizza.  Every time we have it, it’s like we’re having it for the first time.  The taste is outstanding, there is always a perfect amount of cheese and sauce and the crust is nicely crisp.  It really is a perfect pizza.  Just ask my sister!  To her, it is the only pizza place that matters.

Once Mom and I dug into our pizza, there was no stopping us.  Before we knew it there was nothing left on the pan and we were rolling back into the parking lot.  Our waitress was awesome and the restaurant is always clean and neat.  It actually has one of Mom’s favorite public restrooms because everything has been modernized.

I can picture gaggles of drunk college kids stumbling into Aquidneck from the beach bars to sober up with some pizza or perhaps one of their breakfast dishes (click here to view the menu).  You really can’t go wrong with anything at “AQ.”  We’ll be back!

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