Brownstone pizza is a great family owned and operated little place in Eagle Rock. It has been remodeled by some reality t.v. business show so it apparently looks better than it did, but I am guessing the pizza hasn't changed. There is a lot of competition over there, with Folliero's and Casa Bianca not too far away. But I think that this one fits right in, or maybe I should say stands out. The pizza is unique and it's a pizza you taste and know it was from Brownstones.
I ordered a 14 inch pizza that was a perfect price of 11 dollars. The next size up was 20 inches, which yes, is even too much for me. The crust was the first notable thing to me. It was extremely crispy and thin. Very flat and thin all the way from middle to edge. The outside was very crispy and blacked on the bottom and edges. Some may not like the extreme char on the edge but I think it added to it. Despite being cooked hard, with a serious crunch, the little inside it had was still doughy and it tasted pretty good.
The sauce was the next major factor here. It had a heavy spicy flavor, it was a little thicker than most, and was tangy but not too sweet. It was almost like a pasta sauce rather than a sweet light pizza sauce. It tasted good don't get me wrong, just maybe a little too heavy for pizza.
The cheese was merely an accent on the heavy sauce and charred crispy crust. However the taste of cheese was prevalent enough to know it existed.
Overall the pizza had a hardy, rustic taste you could say but while still being light enough to eat a lot of, if hungry enough. The flavors and style of the pizza all worked well together to set it apart from many others. It is a pizza that some people might not enjoy, but others might praise. Still others like me will meet you in the middle by giving credit to what it does well, but not giving it all the praise in the world.
Brownstone Pizzeria - 2108 Colorado Blvd. Eagle Rock 90041