Open Hours: 9:30a-10:30p Sun-Thu; 9:30a-11:30p Fri-Sat
Caserta's is a Rhode Island tradition; returning natives head for one of their pizzas like homing pigeons. Order a medium pizza and you get what most ... More
Caserta's is a Rhode Island tradition; returning natives head for one of their pizzas like homing pigeons. Order a medium pizza and you get what most would call a large one, and the rich, thick sauce is unique. When you get a pizza with everything on it they don't skimp; items from olives to anchovies are thickly spread all over the pizza. This little place perched on Federal Hill just above downtown Providence, is a casual eat-in restaurant but most people order their pizza and pick it up. Cash only.
It's not bad but it is not the best by far. It has a cult following that feels compelled to let you know it is "awesome" when it is just plain. I would rather go to Angelo's any day. Better food, service and ambiance for the money.
Many in RI consider this to be one of the best pizzas in the state. It is a matter of tastes, you will not find specialty toppings, just 5 are available (cheese, pepperoni, mushrooms, olives, and anchovies). The pizza has a thick crispy crust and IMHO the sauce is what brings me back for more. the menu also includes spinach pies, pig in the blanket, and Caserta's own Wimpy Skippy (spinach pie w/ cheese and pepperoni).
Read all the stellar reviews of Caserta and thought I'd give it a try. Very disappointing. Reminded me of the Stop & Shop frozen pizza my mother used to heat up for me as a kid! Given that the service and ambiance are so crappy, I'd hoped the food would make up for it. Not so much. Next time I will just stick with Fellini. : (
Without a doubt, Caserta's Pizza is the best pizza in RI. I love the sauce, the crispy crust and the overall flavor. I like mine with extra cheese, pepperoni, mushrooms, and olives, Yummmm, I think I'll call for a pizza right now!
Pizza is very saucy, so if that's not what you like then don't bother. But I LOVE it...and the wimpy skippy is fabulous. Not much of a variety of toppings either but it doesn't matter, you don't need them. I like mine with just sauce and it's still my favorite just that way.
I was there once in 2004 while visiting Providence College- delicious pizza. Then on January 5, 2007 I went there again while going to visit PC, and yet again the best pizza. I've had NYC pizzas, New Haven pizzas, they are good but Casertas stands out. I can't wait for my next trip to Providence.
The pizza is oily -- the crust leaves your fingers coated in a thin layer of grease add the oils from the bottom-rate "mozerella" covering the pies and I guarantee hours of gastric discomfort.
Unimaginative and unispired, we found this food disgusting. I would compare it to Domino's or Pizza Hut in terms of quality.
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