The New York import lasted just under a year in Pittsburgh’s North Side.
Despite the red dome of the pizza oven atop Pizzaiolo Primo’s food truck, I walked by it several times before I realized it was what I was looking for.
Seeing the fresh ingredients coming out of their refrigerators, the warm smiles of the staff and the modest prices ($10 for a share-able pizza), I was excited to taste their wood-fired pizza. I was also encouraged when the cashier said it would take only 3 or 4 minutes. Looking back, that should have been a warning sign.
The pizza tasted fresh, but it was decidedly under-cooked, with each piece going limp in my hand. If they had cooked it longer and added a bit more cheese and salt, I believe they would've delivered a solid, New York-style pizza. But until they experiment a bit more, I’ll be at another truck.