Pizza as it Should Be

by Maggie Hochberg

If you’re anything like me, you love pizza. And if you’re anything like me, you feel like a fat slob after you eat a healthy slice (or so). Well, fret not, dear reader, for it is my pleasure to inform you that there is hope yet of being able to enjoy some delicious pizza without any unfortunate effects of overindulgence.

Here at the Upstairs Café a Di Bruno Bros., we host a seasoned pizza making professional who has perfected the art of a nice, thin crust (but let’s be reasonable, this isn’t crackers we’re talking about), just the right amount of cheese, fresh homemade sauce, and beautiful ingredients found right here at your favorite gourmet food establishment.

Some people prefer a pizza that’s nice and doughy. I like dough, but I don’t like a grumbly tummy ache, do you? Some people prefer a really thin, crispy crust; but I feel that if you want cheese on crackers, it can be done in a much different way from the whole pizza scenario. Some people like cheese, cheese, and more cheese on their pizza, but the rest of us value our social lives, and I think I need only leave it at that.

I am pleased to announce that, for me, the best pizza just happens to come from the place where I spend most of my days- right here at the Upstairs Café @ Di Bruno Bros. Our pizza man has perfected a crust (which some will argue is the most important part- and they’d be right) which is soft, thin, fresh, and absolutely delicious. While this is a nice thin crust, it is in no way close to a cracker. We aren’t using an easy bake oven either. Our pizza is thin and doughy with just the right amount of ingredients on it.

The sauce, which is made right here, is used in just the right proportion with only the highest quality cheeses and beautiful array of ingredients; such as delectably thin sliced pepperoni, Italian sausage, fresh tomatoes, ricotta, and more. All this combines to make an absolutely satisfying pizza experience with none of the heart (or tummy) ache associated with your run of the mill, garden variety fare.

So please, if you would like to experience the joy that is a perfectly proportioned pizza which won’t leave you feeling like you’ve overindulged, join us for lunch Upstairs @ Di Bruno Bros. in Rittenhouse Square. See you there.