We had heard about Pizzeria Lola for some time now but none of us had ever been. It also just so happened to be on Diner's, Drive In's and Dives the night before we had planned to go and our local Food Network celeb showed Guy what was up. I loved that Andrew Zimmern said that Minneapolis is the best kept food secret, which it definitely is.
Any wait would be worth it though. I loved that the menu wasn't your typical cheese and pepperoni, or supreme. There were so many unique pizzas, we had a really hard time deciding what to get.
Just as we were wrapping up with our starter, our pizzas arrived nice and hot. We decided on three pizzas. The My Sha-Roni which was house red sauce, mozzarella, natural-casing pepperoni & house-made fennel sausage. We learned on DDD the night before that the sausage takes 48 hours to make. I'm not usually a sausage girl, but this stuff was really good.
Pizza two was The Xerxes, sauteed spinach, sheep's milk feta, mozzarella, kalamata olives & almonds.
Finally, pizza number three. The Sunny Side. I'm not 100% sure what was all on it, but I know there was leeks and two sunny side up eggs that when cut, spilled out over the top of the pizza!
My favorite was the My Sha-Roni, then the Sunny Side, followed by The Xerxes. I'm a meat and red sauce pizza lover all the way, but I wanted to try some different pizzas and boy am I glad I did.
If you haven't been to Pizzeria Lola and are in the Twin Cities, I highly suggest going. Who knows, you may run in to Mr. Zimmern him self!
In a couple weeks we'll be trying Red's Savoy!