Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Michaelangelo's: Another pizzeria tests its mettle in a checkered location.

Several pizzerias have occupied the northeast corner of The Food Court at downtown Des Moines' Kaleidoscope at The Hub. The space began as a Sbarro, and at one time fostered the proverbial Flying Dutchman of Metro pizzerias, Corigliano's.

This year, a new venture called Michaelangelo's moved into the space, offering thick, bready slices of pizza, stromboli, breadsticks, pastas and salads. I've visited a few times for some slices.

The veggie is a personal favorite with generous amounts of spinach, with mushroom and two kinds of cheese atop Michaelangelo's hand-tossed crust.

Slices of veggie, and pepperoni with meatball.

Other slices I've tried include pepperoni, cheese, and meatball with pepperoni. Of the latter, the pieces are tasty enough but are finely chopped and spare on the slice. I've also tried stuffed pizza, which is in all practical sense a calzone. Ask for marinara sauce, you'll need it.

Slices of pepperoni and cheese, plus slices of stuffed crust with pepperoni and sausage.

Michaelangelo's has enjoyed some success with the downtown lunch crowd and is considering other locations in the Metro.

Michaelangelo's on Urbanspoon

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