The Woodlands Pizza & Public House is a neighborhood favorite of Greenlake and Greenwood, nestled along the hustle and bustle of Aurora Avenue. It’s a spot we’ve been meaning to try for a while, especially considering its gluten-free options for our gluten-free friends. We had a try of it at our BYOP Blog Launch Party back in the summer, but wanted to give it a true review.
We picked The Woodlands as the pizza of the week for a post-gym slice on a surprisingly snowy Seattle night. The one taste we had of The Woodlands had our hopes high, as we both remembered it as one of our favorites at our party. But after many more months of eating pizza, The Woodlands failed to wow us.
I ordered a prosciutto and arugula pizza, and thought it was tasty but not a show shopper. I liked the hint of garlic and the softness of the crust, and I especially enjoyed the balsamic reduction. The overall flavour of the pizza was good, but it cooled fairly quickly and while still good, it’s definitely better warm. I would eat it again but I’m not sure I would crave it.
Sara chose a Margherita pizza and topped it with added prosciutto. She liked that this pizza had some sea salt crunch and thought that the garlic crust made it stand out from other pizzas we’ve tried. She thought overall, everything was good and it was a nice social pizza, but she might opt for a more New World style next time in order to appreciate the sauce more.
Our guests for the evening had some interesting things to say about their many different pizzas:
“I loved the sea salt on the pizza, even though we couldn’t figure out where it was on the pizza.” – Chelsea
“I did like the Spicy Hawaiian, but it was not exactly spicy.” – Maureen
“It was a very garlic forward experience.” – Rachel
“It could have had more meatball for a meatball pizza, but I wasn’t bored by it.” – Adrian
Overall, we found this to be a good, middle-of-the-road pizza. It didn’t blow us away, but we’ve definitely had worse. We give this pizza a 3.5 out of 5.