Litchfield: Romano’s Pizza

The skinny: One of the sad realities of small-town New Hampshire is limited pizza options. We decided to stop by one of Litchfield’s two options, Romano’s Pizza.

Romanos Litchfield NH pizzaRomano’s is full of lots of small-town flavor, with bits of Litchfield history all over the walls. But the menu is anything but small.

Regular pizzas come in small, large and extra large (what ever happened to medium?). Plain cheese will run you $6.99 for a small, $10.99 for a large and $13.99 for extra large. A one-topping pie will cost $7.99 for a small, $12.59 for a medium and $15.79 for a large.

There’s a good selection of specialty pizzas, too, which all come in the large 16-inch size. The Bianco features olive oil, garlic sauce, fresh basil, and fresh provolone, Parmesan, Romano and mozzarella cheeses for $15.99. If you’re in more of a meaty mood, you can scarf down the Steak Supreme, which includes chunks of sirloin steak, onion, mushrooms and peppers, all smothered in Romano’s steak sauce for $17.99.

Thanks to @dubesworld for giving us the suggestion!

Review: Andrew wanted something meaty (when don’t we want that?), so we opted for the BBQ Chicken pizza ($14.99). It included the standard chicken, red onions and barbecue sauce.

There was a good amount of chicken on the pie. The pieces were on the smaller side, which made for cleaner eating. And the chicken wasn’t just thrown on there. Each piece had barbecue sauce on it, making it just a bit tastier.

Onions are a pretty typical addition to BBQ chicken pizzas, but these red onions stood out, adding some extra flavor and a little bit of crunch. Deidre immediately noticed how many onions were on the pizza and thought it was an improvement over other places that sometimes hide the onions in. These were clearly visible.

Deidre thought the sauce was kind of like the pizza itself — standard. It was fine, but nothing stood out about the taste. The amount of it on the pizza was ideal, however, with just enough of it oozing out from each bite.

The crust, too, was another solid entry. The lower crust had just the right amount of crunch and wasn’t too thick. The outer crust was just how Andrew likes it — crunchy on the outside and doughy on the inside.

Andrew savored the cold pizza. While the outer crust had dried out a bit, the chicken was still nice and tender and the cold BBQ sauce was sweet and delicious. As a bonus, the onions even stayed a bit crunchy.

Rating: Deidre: 3.5 / Andrew: 4.5 = 8/10 slices

Romano’s Pizza
27 Colby Road, Litchfield
424-0500, www.romanosnh.com

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