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Rosa at Pizzeria Bianco

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nearlywild Aug 10, 2009 11:45 PM

The last time we tried the Sonny Boy, Margherita, and Wiseguy. We're thinking about trying the Rosa this time but we both hate rosemary. Should we try it anyway? We're also thinking about trying the Biancoverde but adding some Prosciutto or maybe Salami. Does that sound good?

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    crsin Aug 11, 2009 01:47 AM

    I've had the Biancoverde with prosciutto before, and it's excellent. I'd be hesitant to order salami on it, though. Can't imagine it'd be bad, but it seems like an odd combination to me.

    I've never had the Rosa but would suspect that, given the ingredients, the rosemary is a fairly prominent flavor.

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      nearlywild Aug 11, 2009 12:58 PM

      I was thinking that it would be the prominent flavor too. I was hoping that the rosemary just added to a wonderful flavorful combination but didn't dominate.

      1. re: nearlywild
        azbirdiemaker Aug 11, 2009 03:36 PM

        To my taste the most prominent flavor on the Rosa is BY FAR the Parmigiano Reggiano ... actually too much for my taste. Followed closely by the raw red onion. Rosemary is definitely there but, to me, its buried considerably in the background.

        I so wanted to love this pie the first time I ordered it and I almost was unable to eat it when it finally arrived. The cheese is just so overpowering ... the only pistachio element to me is the crunch. No flavor to be found - it's hiding beneath the cheese. Just my .02

        1. re: azbirdiemaker
          azhotdish Aug 12, 2009 12:27 PM

          i agree with this assessment - the cheese is definitely the dominating flavor, almost to a fault. the rosa is probably my least favorite pie, and I LOVE parm-reggiano and rosemary.

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            nearlywild Aug 13, 2009 11:43 PM

            We went ahead and tried it. You are right, the cheese and onion are the dominate flavors. I could hardly even tell there was rosemary in it. We've now tried all of the pizza's at PB and this one is my least favorite. We probably won't order it again but I am glad that we tried it.

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              avandelay Aug 14, 2009 01:47 PM

              Just goes to show the diversity of individual tastes. I am not a big fan of parm-reggiano but I love the Rosa. Its probably my second favorite after the traditional Margharita. I think the cheese and pistachios go really well together. My only complaint is that it is a little too rich for me and I couldn't eat even half a pie. A slice or two is more than enough.

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