Pizza Thursday Week 3: Goat Cheese and Bacon Slice @ Slice

I had to check out Slice in Rittenhouse next; comments from both Pizza Week 1 and Week 2 mentioned Slice as a top Philly pizza destination. The original location on 10th and Federal is a bit out of the way, but the newer spot is conveniently located at 17th and Sansom. The first thing I noticed when I walked in was the smell- mmmm olive oil and garlic. Very promising.

Disclosure: For some reason, there is always free pizza in law school. Free food is so hard to say no to. Consequently, I am getting sick of pizza. And for that reason, I couldn’t bring myself to order another plain slice over at Slice in Rittenhouse. Not when there was a goat cheese, bacon, caramelized onion slice staring right at me.

Slice’s pizzas have thin crusts, even eating the end crust is enjoyable. Plenty of warm goat cheese is piled on top with crumbles of chewy bacon that worked well as a textural contrast, not to mention bringing in the awesome power of bacon flavor. The carmalized onions added a sweetness that was nice but needed balancing, so I added some shakes of black pepper and hot pepper flakes and then it was perfect.

THE + (What somebody who likes this place would say)

  • Bacon, goat cheese, and onion is a welcomed changed from plain slices
  • Great crust
  • Lots of other creative toppings

THE – (What somebody who doesn’t like this place would say)

  • $3.50 for a slice, and the slice isn’t big enough for a meal on its own

Slice, 1740 Sansom St (@ 17th St), 215-557-9299



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