Wilton Pizza - Wilton, CT

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011 | click here to comment

I've eaten a lot of gluten-free pizza the past few years and most of the time I'm happy with what I get, which is why it makes me sad when I go to a new spot that sounds so amazing on paper (or online), and it disappoints me.

I recently went to Wilton Pizza in Connecticut specifically to try their pizza.  They boast a wide variety of pizza topping combinations, all available for the gluten-free eater, plus they offer pasta, which not many gluten-free pizza places in Connecticut do.  I decided to try both, seeing as I was inexplicably starving depsite devouring a healthy portion of lunch earlier in the day.

I opted for the Margherita pizza and Pepper's Positano pasta which has capers, sun dried tomatoes, marinara sauce and white wine. We were seated promptly, but ended up waiting almost an hour before the pizza came out.  Granted it was a very busy night, but with a toddler in tow, waiting an hour to eat is just about the most excruciating thing you can go through, especially right before bedtime. Our appetizers, which were really for the little one, didn't come out for a good 20 minutes, and by that time I was frantically trying to keep my little one entertained so she wouldn't have a meltdown.

When the pizza finally came out, I was bordering on feral and partly inebriated after downing a glass of wine in record time. The presentation let me down immediately, the cheese was burned pretty badly and had a ton of brown spots. Not exactly what you want to see after waiting forever for your food. I tried it anyway and found it to be bland and boring. I ended up requesting sauce on the side so I could dip my pizza into it.

The pasta however, I found to be quite good, even though Matt nor the kiddo agreed with me. I'm on a sundried tomato kick lately so anything with sundried tomatoes gets my stamp of approval. The pasta was cooked perfectly and the sauce was flavorful, having that tang from the capers and the meatiness of the tomatoes.

If I ever went back to Wilton Pizza, I'd stick with pasta. With so many good gluten-free pizza options in the Tri-State area, there just isn't any reason to eat something subpar.


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