I just had lunch at Pizzeria 712. Before I dig into the review, let me explain how I’m changing my rating system. I’ve been thinking about this for a few days and realized that I can simplify and become more honest at the same time.
First, I’ve reduced all the variables down to two questions:
Would I eat there again?
If “yes,” how eagerly am I looking forward to doing that?
There are of course other variables that are worth considering, but only after the questions are answered. Things like atmosphere, noise level, portions, service level, etc. are important components to consider individually, but only important when first taken as a whole. What was the entire experience like? I don’t know of a more succinct way to answer that than my Two Questions above.
And why is this more honest? I don’t want to fool anyone into thinking that a 5-star rating means a place is great. It just means I thought it was great. These questions make it clear that this is my own opinion of the establishment.
So, on to Pizzeria 712 (blog). The former Tree Room Chef cooked me up a braised beef with sweet onions, mushrooms and provolone panini sandwich. As far as panini sandwiches go, I can’t remember one better. I had a salad with it, but don’t remember what it was called now (it wasn’t on the menu). The service was good; one of those cases where I can’t find anything wrong.
Would I eat there again? Yes. How eagerly am I looking forward to doing that? I think I’d like to go back in two or three weeks.
© 2008 Scott Wiersdorf