Proper Brick Oven and Tap Room | Pittsburgh, PA

While wandering through Pittsburgh along the Allegheny River, I pulled up Yelp to find a pizza place nearby, and I was lucky enough to be very close to Proper Brick Oven and Tap Room in the heart of downtown.  This restaurant is less than a year old, but the good users of Yelp who had already eaten there definitely steered me in the right direction with their positive reviews.  When I walked in I was greeted by the warmth of the beautiful, working wood-fire pizza oven and cozy tables.   I was impressed as soon as I saw their beer list, which had a lot of seasonal variety, and it continued when I tried their house-made potato chips.  The soft chips were pretty good, and I really liked the dip they were served with.  I don’t always get too into dip, but its mixture of onion, chive, and garlic was quite delicious.

My wife and I each ordered our own pizza as they come in a personal size at Proper Brick Oven and Tap Room.  Mine was the carnivore and her’s was the margherita, and, after sampling each other’s, we both agreed that the carnivore is the way to go.  The meat was savory and fresh and really took the pizza to another level.  Still, both pizzas had a nice soft and airy crust with a slight glaze that I believe was olive oil.  I also really enjoyed the flavorful sauce at Proper Brick Oven and Tap Room.  The cheese was probably my least favorite part as it was a creamy-type of mozzarella that was almost nearing a ricotta-type of texture, but it is just my personal preference that is against that kind of cheese texture.  It worked out well for me that there wasn’t a lot of cheese on the pizza as I preferred the taste of the crust, sauce, and toppings.  Overall, I am extremely happy that I stumbled upon the Proper Brick Oven and Tap Room and would recommend it to anyone in Pittsburgh.

What I Ate: Carnivore
Rating: 8.5/10

Proper Brick Oven and Tap Room
139 7th Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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