Sunday, December 13, 2009
Penn State: Faccia Luna
Research takes me to Penn State, where my colleague and friend Mary Jane Irwin took me to her favorite local pizza place, Faccia Luna. Penn State is in a very rural part of the state and is generally not known for its ethnic food. But it does get enough students and parents from Philadelphia and Pittsburg that the locals do understand Italian-American food.
As you can see, it has a wood-fired oven. They also have access to excellent local cheese supplies.
We ordered a quattro stagione, which was excellent. The crust had the right level of chewiness, better than most of the good pizza places in Atlanta. The cheese was excellent and added a good salty note to the pizza.