Enjoyed a veritable feast @driftwoodoven on Friday night. Did both the classic pepperoni and one of Neil's specials (the four cheese). The pepperoni are medium-sized hearty, garlicky thin and crispy discs of magic with a robust sauce that brings all of the beautiful symphony into perfect harmony. The four cheese pizza was equally nicely balanced out by Bedillion Farms honey and chili flake, for equal parts spicy, sweet, sour, and salty. The meaty slice thick cut Sicilian is a magical meal-ender with heavy bechamel and crispy prosciutto. The pizza is outstanding but you'd be doing yourself a disservice if that's all you try at Driftwood.
The Kale Caesar salad with anchovies is outrageously cheesy and rich, with the fresh anchovies adding just the slightest undercurrent of fish sweetness and acidity, far milder than the anchovies I'm used to which are salt and oil packed fish bombs. The mushroom soup was delicious, with a thick and unctuous bisque broth, and large slices of fresh forest mushrooms.
The meatballs are also incredible, with four light and wonderful spheres of Italian magic made with a wonderful blend of beef and pork. A lighter sauce and garlic toast ends makes this dish a can't miss. The mortadella sandwich, with a huge portion of sweet slices of ham, spicy aioli, and huge slices of crispy toasted bread make a sandwich that stands strong in a menu packed with winners.
You can't go wrong with Driftwood Oven, the only bad choice is not going.