My take-out order ready to go!

Dorian’s Gourmet Pizza and Deli

534 Westcott St.

Syracuse, N.Y. 13244

(315) 472-2697

HOURS:

11 a.m. – 1:30 a.m. (Sun. through Thurs.)

11 a.m. – 2:30 a.m. (Fri. & Sat.)

Last night I was looking for a quick and easy meal to pick up, bring home and eat.

I was over in the University area and immediately thought about Dorian’s Gourmet Pizza & Deli in the Westcott district.

Dorian’s is home to delicious buttery-crust pizza: crunchy, light and airy crust with lots of great options of toppings to choose from. They also have the Twelve Greek God sandwiches, wraps, sides (the jalepeno poppers are wonderful: creamy melted cheese mixed with the spicy jalepenos in a crunchy breading), and more!

My meal last night was only $13.60 (tax included) and was just the right portion for a dinner-for-one.

Here’s what I got:

Caesar Salad ($5.10): This Caesar salad packs alot of goodies. The dressing had a beautiful golden hue and had a tang to it that enhanced the salad’s taste. The bitter olives brought out the salad dressing’s tangy taste as well. I’ll admit, I only had a few bites of olives because I’m usually not a huge fan of them. But the few bites I had were good. The croutons were fluffy, yet crunchy. The lettuce had a gorgeous green color and had a crunch that crisp, fresh salad leaves should have. The onions and cucumbers balanced the salad, bringing out the sweetness from the tang of the Caesar dressing. I loved this salad! Very different from most Caesar’s I’ve had (white, creamy dressing and darker leaves).

Small Eggplant Pizza Parmiziana ($7.49): The crust is the star of the show at Dorian’s: light, airy buttery crust with a crunch as you bite through the slices. But what gives the pizza it’s extra kick are all of the fresh toppings. This pizza in particular brought a whole new meaning to Eggplant Parmigiana. While I was expecting more marinara sauce, the pizza didn’t need it. The meaty mushrooms and herb-filled breaded eggplant mixed with the mozzarella and Parmesan cheese made the pizza what it was. The sweet cheese with the more bitter Parmesan enhanced the pizza further. I love eggplant pizza and this was definitely one worth trying.

To conclude, here’s a k@vlog of me trying the pizza and salad last night!

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