Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Firestone Pizza

My sister was going out to dinner one night with her friends and I asked her where she was going, she said Firestone in Dickson, and I was like there is no Firestone in Dickson. I was positive that I had never seen it, but sure enough she was right. I hadn't even noticed it on the many occasions we eat out in Dickson.

So when we felt like Italian one night, we decided to try out the non existent restaurant.

It is in quite an obscure place (hence my inability to see it). You would only see it if you walked past it and not from the other side of the street.

The restaurant is quite narrow and poky and has a massive bar in the main part where we were sitting. The computer where they input all the meals was right next to us too, so we constantly had a waitress standing next to us which was a bit intrusive.

But enough about that and onto the food! We both felt like pasta, but as it's a pizza place we felt obliged to try the pizza. So instead of getting entrees we got a pizza to share.

Tomato, Mozzarella, Basil and Fresh Tomato - $10.90

After receiving this I was very glad that we ordered pastas and weren't just eating pizza. While the topping was very tasty, the base was so dry and crunchy. I don't know if all the pizza bases are like this, but it was terrible.

Luckily the start of the meal didn't set the standard for the rest of the meal.

Pappardelle with flaked Osso Bucco in rich beef and red wine gravy - $19.90

Whenever there is pappardelle on the menu I am sold! This was really good too it tasted like home made pasta. The meat was not as tender as I would have liked, but all the flavours were wonderful. They didn't overload you with pasta either so that you are completely full after eating it.

Roquette, black olives, tomato, goats cheese feta, red onion salad - $13.90

We had to get a salad as well, and although I thought the price quite expensive for a salad, it was really good. We ended up eating the whole salad too, which normally never happens.

Spaghetti with poached chicken, preserved lemon, crisp sage and goats cheese - $18.90

Frankie went with the poached chicken pasta which he was very happy with. It was quite tasty, but I wouldn't have swapped it for the pasta I chose.

Vanilla Bean Brulee with Shortbread - $11.90

We decided to share a dessert, as we both can't usually eat a whole dessert to ourselves. The Brulee was so good and the custard was packed full of vanilla bean specks. I think I ate more than my half share as it was so delicious. I would definitely order this again.

Not 100% a great meal, but next time we go there we will steer clear from the Pizza. There are a lot of pasta options and tapas style dishes which I would be interested in trying.

Firestone Pizzeria
Shop 1, 14 Woolley Street
Dickson ACT
Ph: 6247 447


Anna Johnston said...

I was a bit like you Susan, strangely I'd not heard of Firestone till went there through the winter. We loved it, had awesome food & service but man, was it packed full (which made it really noisy). Check out what I had to say about it

The InTolerant Chef said...

What a shame that their pizza was so crunchy. A good creme brulee is pretty special though!

Betty said...

yum i LOVE pizza!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

The pizza base looks really dry and almost cracked from the pic. But at least the pasta and salad was good! :)

Lisa (bakebikeblog) said...

I am such a sucker for a good creme brulee :)

susan said...

Hi Anna - I actually saw your post about it and it reminded me of it. So thanks for the tip. I remember the pasta on your post with the quice paste and thought it was quite different.