As I've probably said before, there's not really such a thing as a "perfect" pizza: everyone has their own recipes and their own way of doing things. But ever so close to perfection is Ferraro’s Pizzeria & Pub in Memphis.
I stopped in recently on a rainy Sunday evening after spending the day at Mud Island. I had driven by it twice before that weekend so decided it was time to give them a try. The service was good (though I did have to ask for Sweet n Low for my tea), though the booth seats were a little hard.
My business associate, Judy, ordered a salad, but they were out of the Ginger and the Greek salad dressings, so she settled for Italian. I'm not a big salad person (I'd starve to death if I was a vegetarian), but I'm told the salad was very good, though she doesn't like cucumbers.
pizza was wonderful! New York-style thin crust with plenty of toppings
and lots of flavor. I ordered pepperoni & sausage while Judy splurged for pepperoni, sausage and beef. The pepperoni was tasty: not too strong, not too greasy, and the sausage looked and tasted homemade...let's see
Papa John do that. The sauce was mild: not too spicy, maybe slightly bland for my liking, but still good. It was really tough for me to only eat half and save the rest for breakfast. Judy was the same way: it took a lot of willpower to only eat half.
Our server kept our drinks filled and even offered to box up our leftovers.
I had my leftovers for breakfast the next morning. The crust wasn't crispy but that was because the pizza sauce had soaked through, but no big deal. The sausage seemed a little spicier, though. I was surprised, but pleasantly so.
Next time I'm in town, I intend to stop again. Maybe I'll try a Meatball Parmesan sub or a Calzone.
Oh yeah: they also have 28 inch party pizzas. The table across from us had one and I was so hungry at the time, I almost begged for a piece.
It's a little hard to find, though: it's on Jackson Ave, 2 blocks east of Front St. If you go too far, you may wind up on the I-40 on-ramp.
I can't wait to go back.