Valarie, Cal and I checked out Eclectic Pizza last week. At first, Cal was pushing for Mama Louisa’s which I had never heard of but Valarie nixed right away due to the food being, “disgusting.” We drove over to the East side and pulled into a parking spot right in front. There was no one there. Usually when you’re eating somewhere at six o’clock and there isn’t anyone else in the restaurant, there’s a good reason.
The interior of Eclectic Pizza was hardly eclectic. It appears to have been decorated from a sale bin at World Market. They had a fair beer selection, Cal had a few Morettis but V and I opted for soda. We also ordered an appetizer of wings which proved to be a mistake. They were baked, slimy, and lacked any really flavor or punch of heat. A lot of their pizzas looked really tasty on paper. Valarie ordered the Yucatan which came with mixed greens, olives, black beans, chedder, jalapenos, and avocado. The ingredients were fresh and well distributed across the pie but I found it lacking something. Plus it seemed a little too peppery. Cal ordered the Everything which came with a whole bunch of shit on it. I didn’t even bother counting or identifying all the toppings. I went with a chicken, tomato, and spinach pizza.
According to their website, “Eclectic Pizza wants you to feel good about what you eat.” I did feel good while I was eating it. It was soft and doughy with a firm crust and had many of the hallmarks of a truly fine pizza. I try and avoid including information like this on What the Hell Are You Eating? but this pizza gave me the fucking trots. Cal and Valarie also noted intestinal discomfort but I won’t go so far as to say they suffered the same malady as myself that isn’t fair, but I’m sure if you ask them they’ll tell you all about it.
So I’m giving Eclectic a pretty mixed review. There’s potential there but something about how there was no one else in the restaurant told me it might not be much. Though just because a restaurant makes my stomach hurt doesn’t mean I don’t like it. In this case, however, it certainly played a part. I give Eclectic Pizza 5 random pizza toppings.
It looks worse in person.