Respond to Review of Pizzetta
by mark m braunstein
Review: Pizzetta offers Daiya vegan cheese, along with unsubstantiated claims of being environmentally and nutritionally conscious, the latter manifested by their not adding sugar to their sauce. Pizzetta’s heart is in the right place, as they hosted a free vegan pizza party, which I attended, so can attest that its thin and crunchy white flour crust is not quite glop, and being thin and therefore scant it did not as much paste up my digestion. I do not understand others’ praise for Daiya cheese, though, as I shun salt, and its overwhelming taste is only of salt. I heard in 2011 through the dolmas grapevine that the owner of Pizzetta is a newly minted vegetarian, and that bodes well for Pizzetta’s vegan menu, which has greatly expanded, indeed into a totally separate menu, named Alternate Diet Choices, where vegan items are confusedly sometimes called vegan or sometimes dairy-free or sometimes plant-based. I sure wish they would decide on one term throughout, but am happy no matter how many names they conjure. Should it ever match 2 Wives Pizza in nearby New London by adding whole wheat crust as an option, I actually would return here next time am in tourist mecca Mystic, especially since the closure of Kate’s Café. Despite all its white flour, Pizzetta is an enjoyable and friendly place to eat, and offers its own lot for easy parking, a big plus for the downtown Mystic. It also offers an outdoor café in its backyard, a quiet (except for its annoying piped in music) and commodious oasis from the traffic snarls of downtown Mystic. If you patronize Pizzetta, when you place your order, please plant the seed that you would much prefer they offer a crust comprised of whole grain, and you might even add that if a pizza restaurant in hick town New London can, then surely one in cutesy upscale Mystic should too.