A Spoonful of “Dough” (Restaurant Review)

Friday, May 6, 2011

Daddy Russ and I frequently watch “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” on the Food Network and we were thrilled when they began featuring a restaurant in San Antonio called, Dough. After watching I knew I had to go!

Located in an unassuming shopping center, Dough boasts serving authentic Pizza Napoletana which I learned is actually quite an honor and hard to get certified in. The restaurant is based around a wood-burning oven built by a Naples master mason that cooks pizzas at 800 degrees in 90 seconds! The oven is very impressive and I can’t help but wonder how in the world they got that thing inside?!

But now let’s get to what really matters – THE FOOD. And, oh, what marvelous food it is! Even as I sit here typing my mouth is starting to water. The pizza was amazing. We tried a few different ones including a basic Margherita (Russ thinks I’m boring when it comes to pizza), Arugala and Prociutto and Pork Love. The Margherita was my favorite of course but I surprisingly also really enjoyed the others. The Arugala and Prociutto was very unique with the slightly salty flavor of the Prociutto and peppery taste of the Arugala. My only slightly negative comment would be that I thought maybe they over did it with too much Arugala.

The restaurant has many other unique characteristics like filtering and bottling their own water and an herb garden. It seemed like everyone in San Antonio also watched it on TV so be sure to get there early and be prepared to wait (but that’s ok because they have a great wine list to enjoy while waiting).

And as always…Save room for dessert!!

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