Friday, October 5, 2012

Downtown Pizza - Portsmouth Gas Light Co.

Downtown Pizza is in the basement of the Portsmouth Gas Light Co. They have several restaurants in the building, one per level. The restaurant is split into a dining room area and a pub area. We usually sit in the pub area due to the TVs and also what has so far been great service, although I doubt that would matter between sections.

We will often find ourselves looking for a light meal to go with a more substantial one during our day visits. Pizza is a great pairing to this requirement and has led us to try a few places in town. This is definitely our favorite.

During our first visit to the restaurant I discovered their Fox Run Mall pizza. This thing is among the best pizzas I've ever had and I am not a usual fan of toppings on pizza. The description says: "A pizza with our homemade basil pesto base, topped with mozzarella cheese, roasted red peppers, caramelized onions and artichoke hearts!" How can you go wrong with this?

We also tasted The Salt Pile. This is a white pizza that is "loaded with garlic and topped with swiss, ricotta, romano, and mozzarella cheese." My wife enjoys this one so much we have had it every visit.

When it comes to their pizzas here even a small pizza is going to be six slices of about a 12" pie. This can easily be too much for lunch for two people let alone for just one. But have no fear. The great waitresses here will gladly allow you to half and half a pizza to get two types of pies in a single one of three slices each. This is what we did our first visit and I highly recommend.

They also offer up a small pub menu to round out those that are not looking for a pizza.

Downtown Pizza - Portsmouth Gas Light Co.
64 Market Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 430-8582

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