Today I ordered from this cool-looking breakfast, lunch and dinner place in West Hollywood, called Marco's Trattoria.
I found that their menu online gives you an option of ordering a pizza with a thin, medium, or thick crust, which is pretty cool. I, of course, had to go with the thin crust. They give you a 16-inch pie, which is more than enough for 2 people even though I ended up eating way more by myself. The 16-inch is only 12 dollars, which is pretty fair. So far so good. I picked up the pizza, and it looked pretty good, as most pizza does I suppose.
Here is a picture that looks pretty similar to other pizzas.
The one thing you notice is the crust is thin at the end too; there is no gradual rise in the dough and it doesn’t seem to be cooked as much as it should. I took the first bite, notoriously the best bite, and it was good as usual. The first thing I noticed was the sauce, it was a thick heavy sauce like a marinara and there was a lot of it. The amount may have been right for a thicker crust, but this thin crust had trouble supporting the amount of sauce. The taste, I wasn't a fan of either. The sauce was too heavy with spices and not sweet enough. The deeper you got into the slice, the less you could tolerate the sauce. It was too overpowering and the cheese was almost not even a factor. The crust was very thin and had a flaky texture to it, almost like a croissant, but a lot more density to it. The crust could have been cooked longer; it didn't have that crunchy crispy-ness to it on the bottom, and the outer edge was the same. Overall, the pizza was better than a lot of pizza I have had, but didn't really meet my expectations for average.
Marco's Trattoria - 8136 Santa Monica Blvd 90046