Cheesesteak Review #59: Bryn Mawr Pizza of Bryn Mawr
4.0 out of 5 stars
First off I apologize for the lack of updates. I hope to more active in the future. For one of my more recent reviews I visited Main Line once gain. This time I tried a cheesesteak from Bryan Mawr Pizza. Bryn Mawr Pizza is your standard run of the mill pizza place. As usual I tried a regular cheesesteak with provolone and fried onions.
Bread-The bread was really good. From the taste and look of it they used a standard Liscio steak roll. The roll was a little tougher than your standard roll, but this is expected with Liscio rolls. Since the rolls are generally a little thicker it did a great job of absorbing any of the juices produced from the meat.
Cheese-The cheese they used was pretty tasty. I’m not quite to the point where I can start recognizing brands of cheese by taste, and I doubt I ever will be. Anyway, it was some of the better tasting provolone that I have had since I started reviewing cheesesteaks. The cheese was melted evenly throughout the entire cheesesteak which is something that always plays a part in a good cheesesteak.
Meat-The meat was only so-so. It was diced up in to small pieces which is a plus. However; there just wasn’t much taste to the meat. It could have been seasoned with anything to make it taste a little better. The meat just needed some type of seasoning. Even a shake or two of salt and pepper would have made it 10x’s better. It wasn’t the most bland tasting meat I have had, but it ranks in the top 10. Other than that the meat was cooked perfectly. There weren’t any burnt pieces or any pieces that were under cooked. The quality of the meat was also fairly high as there was only a minuscule amount of grease produced from it. Like I mentioned earlier the roll did a good job of absorbing the grease so the grease was by no means an issue.
Amount-Overall this cheesesteak was pretty large. The roll was pretty standard in length, but it was stuffed with meat. They also included a ton of cheese and fried onions. With each bite I had a little bit of each. I have no complaints when it comes to the size of the cheesesteak because it left me pretty stuffed, which doesn’t happen too often.
Fried Onions-The fried onions were a little below average. They didn’t have much of a taste nor were they fried long enough. Some pieces were close to being raw. They were mixed throughout the entire sandwich so they didn’t completely ruin this cheesesteak.
The cheesesteak from Bryn Mawr Pizza was a little above average. It could have been almost excellent with a little better tasting meat and hopefully someone from Bryn Mawr Pizza reads this review so that they know what to improve to create a perfect cheesesteak. Bland tasting meat aside, I would definitely recommend this cheesesteak to anyone in the Bryn Mawr area. As I mentioned in the beginning of the review Bryn Mawr Pizza is your basic pizza place so they have a pretty extensive menu. If I lived a little closer I would love to go back and try something else from their menu because I am sure everything that they serve is high quality. There is limited seating inside so if you go during a busy time of day you might be out of luck and be forced to stand and eat or get your food to go. One other side note, parking is limited, so if you visit Bryn Mawr Pizza during a busy time you may need to drive around the block a few times looking for a parking space.