3.5 out of 5 stars

Baked Pizza al Taglio, Duke Street, Dennistoun



It's hard to imagine now, but there was a time when I never used to like pizza. 

When I was about ten, I went on a school trip where the only option was a homemade cheese and tomato pizza or going to bed hungry and so, I cautiously bit into the crispy dough, covered in gloopy, stringy cheese and wondered what on earth I had been missing over the last ten years. 

Almost two decades on, it's one of my favourite foods. I've tried pizza in near enough every place I've ever been - Barcelona, Berlin, Paris, New York, London, Edinburgh... but I'm fairly convinced, nothing beats a Glasgow pizza. Due to its rich heritage of Italian immigrants, we really are spoiled for choice when it comes to pizza. You can get any kind of pizza you could hope for: New York style pizza, calzones, Turkish pizzas, stodgy takeaway pizzas, sourdough pizzas and of course, deep fried pizzas. 

I gave Baked Pizza al Taglio in Dennistoun a try. It was a Friday, I was on a late shift and it was pay day. The first mistake I made was ordering a pizza during peak pizza-ordering time on a Friday. Deliveroo warned it would be a 1 hour and 20 minute wait. Surely with all the hype surrounding it, it would be worth it?

The pepperoni pizza I ordered was still piping hot and fresh when it arrived, but it wasn't sliced which made it incredibly difficult to eat while I typed with the other hand. That was somewhat disappointing. The pizza itself was good. The pepperoni had a spicy kick to it and the cheese was delicious. But I wasn't sure it was worth waiting an hour and twenty minutes for. Not only that, but it was a wee bit burnt around the sides too.

If I was in the vicinity, I would probably go back, but the next time I want a pizza, I'll go in the city centre.