We tried the new 3 Palms Pizzeria in Hudson on Saturday night. It is in the space where San Francisco Oven used to be that has been empty for a long time now. We were optimistic because it has the same owners as One Red Door and Flip Side, of which we are fans, and we were hoping to have a pizza place comparable to Crostatas that was closer to home. Unfortunately, our experience was not positive.
On the positive side, they did a nice job on the remodel, the service was very good, and we liked the fact that they took our cell phone number and texted us when our table was ready. On the negative side, the pizza was not very good.
This was the traditional meatball appetizer. Unfortunately, while the menu says you can try 3 meatballs (choice of traditional, turkey and chicken, grass fed lamb and vegetable), our server informed us that they have changed that, and you can only get one large meatball.
She said…I thought the meatball was pretty tasty and the house made ricotta was good. The bread was dry and tasteless.
He said…I thought the meatball was OK. The dish could have been seasoned better. I agree that the bread was not very good.
Margherita D.O.P. – San Marzano tomato, buffalo mozzarella, parmesan, basil, evoo
She said…I did not like this at all. I think it was mostly the sauce that ruined it for me. It was a little bitter, and I just really disliked the flavor of it. The crust was not as crispy as I had hoped, in fact, other than the outside edge, it was kind of soggy. The quality of the ingredients was lacking and it came through in the flavor.
He said…I was excited to try this pizza. The appeal of the Margherita pizza is it’s simplicity. However, everything from the crust to the sauce was disappointing. I thought the sauce overwhelmed the pizza and the crust was not thin and crisp like an authentic Italian pizza should be.
Confettura di Fiche – fig and balsamic vinegar jam, parma prosciutto ham, dolce Gorgonzola cheese, rosemary, sea salt, evoo
She said…This was just not good at all. We had a really delicious pizza with the same flavors when we were in Napa (blog coming soon of our awesome meal at Tra Vigne). I wasn’t expecting it to be as good as that, but I knew the flavors worked well together and thought we’d give it a try. The fig and balsamic jam was so overpowering, the prosciutto had a weird flavor, and I had the same issues with the crust and the overall quality of the ingredients.
He said…We probably should have read the description more carefully because we probably would not have ordered the pizza if we saw that the words “fig” and “jam” in the same sentence. Nevertheless, I have the same criticism of this pizza; the sauce overwhelmed the pizza. Also, the prosciutto tasted like a piece of ham that you get from the deli counter.
We were hoping that we could get a decent, authentic Italian pizza closer to home, but it looks like we’ll just have to make the trek up to Highland Heights to visit Crostatas.