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Portland Pie now open in Reading

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brieonwheat Jun 19, 2013 06:51 AM

Tried one of the pizzas on Monday (the Moosehead). Finally, some decent pizza (and beer!) in Reading. Nothing that will blow your socks off, but a place like this is sorely needed in the area.

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    chompie Jun 20, 2013 10:52 AM

    the menu looks worth a try. surprised not more here have tried it yet..

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      maestrette Jun 20, 2013 03:45 PM

      I think they just opened this week. We are going to try it out on Saturday.

    2. Frank Enbean Jun 20, 2013 03:24 PM

      Thanks for the heads up. I will try it within the next few days

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        Frank Enbean Jun 20, 2013 05:47 PM

        Well, I ended up going tonight. It's a nice place and the staff was very friendly. The pizza was just OK. A little greasy, kind of a pan style crust. They had a good selection of Maine beers- Gritty's, Shipyard, Sea Dog. I wouldn't drive out of my way to go here, but it was decent and the prices were pretty good and the service was nearly perfect.

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        maestrette Jun 22, 2013 03:29 PM

        We went for lunch today and had the Moosehead pizza on the 14 inch thin beer crust. As you can see from the pic, the crust wasn't very thin - more like a hand-tossed crust than what I would consider a thin crust. The regular crust pizzas at the tables near us seemed very thick and bready. Our pizza was cooked perfectly and was quite tasty. The menu also has a long list of apps, salads, sandwiches, and pasta as well as pizza. The decor is fresh and clean, and we experienced excellent service. This is a great addition to the options in Reading.

         
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          owen_meany Jun 22, 2013 05:32 PM

          We had take-out from here the other night and found it so-so and kind of expensive. 2 10" pizzas and 1 7" kids pizza came to $31. I can't remember what pizza my husband got (it was primarily pepperoni). I had "old speck" which is vegan - just veggies. The crust was definitely pan style and a little soggy but that could have been the effect of take-out. None of us were blown away though my husband did say that the pepperoni was really high quality.

          We live very close so I think we will eat-in at some point to give it another chance but I doubt it will be a destination for us too often. We'll just have to wait for Otto to open up in Lynnfield. :-)

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