Abbott is another South Buffalo pizzeria located, oddly enough, on Abbot Rd. It’s just a little further South than Imperial and is a newer building, but I have no idea how long it has been there. The deal was 2 slices + can-o-pop = $5.40 which is right in there with the best of them. Let’s continue, yes?

Friends, we are clearly dealing with a fresh slice here. Thank ya, Jesus. First impressions, nice cheese and pep appeal. Very gooey. A little smaller than average, and holy shit could that crust be any bigger?

Abbott has the dough game in the bag. Buffalo thickness, but maintains elements of texture and chewiness reminiscent of what I had at Casa Di Pizza. I forgot to snap a pic of the bottom, but it looked a lot like Casa’s. So far that seems to be a difficult thing to pull off, so well done guys. It was crusty, flakey, and perfectly elastic like the demand curve for paper clips and items of the like. Not a lot of the “wonder bread” thing going on. HOWEVER, although the crust was flaky and nice, there is way too much of it. I felt like I was cheated out of 1/4 of my pizza, which already was none too large. That’s bound to score you some penalty points, son.

This slice was fresh out of the oven, which I think you can tell by looking at it. It was good, but for how fresh it was I thought the cheese would be better. It was a little greasy, which doesn’t bug me much, but I felt the cheese could have been a little thicker. I don’t know if that’s a matter of adding more or getting a different blend, but there wasn’t a lot of chew. Very thin mouth feel. Also, no caramelization, which doesn’t detract a ton but I certainly appreciate it. I imagine setting the oven heat to brown cheese but not burn crust is painstaking. Overall not bad for the category, but I expected more. Pepperoni was average. They snuck one of those crazy-ass long slices in there (see photo 1), but that was about it for variety.

Abbott’s sauce is a marinara sauce in every sense. A little garlic, plenty of herbs, and a touch of onion. Really quite good. I could see myself dipping the gargantuan crust into it like a breadstick and really enjoying it. I would have shelled out an extra buck or so for a little cup of it. Think about it, Abbott! You’d be raking in the $1s! We go now to the board.

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DoughšŸ„–: (B+) Would be an A/A- but you could park an RV on that fucking crust.
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CheesešŸ§€: (B/B+) Good, but nothing special. Most of its appeal came from the fact that it was so fresh.
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SaucešŸ„«: (A-) Classic and really nicely done marinara sauce.
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PepperonišŸ–: (B) This is what I consider the definition of average pepperoni.
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OverallšŸ•: (B+) Abbott is very good. I hate that huge crust, but everything else was nice. Their dough absolutely ranks in the top 3 thus far. I could easily see myself eating it again, but there are several other places to try within such a short distance from it that I most likely won’t. Also, and this in no way influenced my review, the other slice of Buffalo Chicken that I got was FUCKED. Unlike Cheese and Pepperoni, I have impossibly high standards for what passes as good Buffalo Chicken pizza. They made it with BBQ fingers and no sauce…WHAT!? I would have been disappointed, but not devastated with a Red sauce (even though it’s an insult to make it that way), but to have nothing but mozzarella, dough, and BBQ finger bits. Madness. As they say, it takes different strokes rule the world, my baby. Now get out there and try them for yourself! Thanks, Abbott!