Yesterday was my dear friends birthday and we decided to celebrate her by going out to a pizza chain called Portland Pie Co. From what I have been told, Portland Pie co. can mainly be found in Maine, and New Hampshire and they serve delicious gourmet pizza. Many people I know who have eaten there have raved about how great their pizza is. So my husband and I decided to try this place out with our friends for my friend’s birthday and see for ourselves just how great this place is.
We took the drive up to Nashua. It is on Canal St. Upon our first arrival the place was not busy at all. I would have expected for a Friday night that the place would have been happening. However, my friend explained to me that they have a big carry out service. We walked in to the restaurant which was nice, not overly fancy. We sat with our friends. Our waitress came over and took my drink order. I ordered a mojito and my husband but in for an order of bread sticks and calamari. As we sat chatting about twenty minutes went by before our drinks came out. This is a long time, considering the place was not very busy. Our cheesy bread sticks came out and for 6.95 you got what you paid for. The dough was a basil dough and it was delicious and the combination of cheese on top made it perfect. Our waitress asked if we were ready to order and we were. We decided as a party of five to split three 10-inch pizzas. We got a BBQ pulled pork pizza with a basil crust, their County Pizza (which is mashed potato based) with their garlic dough and their BBQ chicken pizza(Habormaster) with beer dough. After we put in the order for our food the calmari came out. I was not impressed with their calamari. It was very chewy and it was supposed to be breaded but the breading fell off most of it. I would say for the 11.99 for the calamari was not worth it. After about 15 minutes our pizzas came out. Finally, the moment I had been waiting for.
Portland Pie Co’s Pizza’s were amazing. The dough and the crust was the perfect and the ingredients in each of the pizzas gave the pizza a great taste. The first one i tried was the Harbormaster. The Harbormaster consists of Red sauce, sliced chicken smothered in bbq sauce, carmalized onions aand smoked bacon woven into their three chese blend. It was like a party in my mouth. Next I tried the County Pizza. The County is described as Mashed potatoes topped with caramelized onions, bacon, and cheddar cheese and the top was garnished with sour cream and scallions. This pizza was also really good. The mashed potatoes and the garlic crust was a great combination together. My only complaint was the amount of sour cream, it was a little much. But still really delicious. I saved the best for last, The Pulled Pork Pizza was to die for. It is described as: Pulled Pork, tomato, red onion, shredded parmesean and or three cheese blend on a garlic and oil base. Finished with a drizzle of chipoltle BBQ sauce and fresh cilantro. Yup. This my friends was the winning pizza of the evening. It was simply amazing.
The only downside to our experience at Portland Pie Co. was our server. She would disappear for a while and it took her about 30 minutes to finally cash us out. If the resturant was busy, I would be more sympathetic. However, it really wasn’t busy at all.
I would definetly recommend anyone in the New Hampshire, Maine area looking for some good gourmet Pizza, to give Portland Pie Co a chance. It is on the pricier side, but it is worth it. I can’t wait to go back.