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Papa Petrone's Take 'n Bake, John Petrone's Bake-at-Home Pizza in Glen Shopping Center, Woodbridge - Closed
Chris Cunningham posted a topic in Washington DC Restaurants and DiningBack in 1987 John Petrone opened Papa Patrone's in spingfield...He had the take and bake concept and it was quite delicious. John used incredibly fresh ingredients and would then place the pizza on its baking pan and cover it with a shrink wrap. He gave you a card with baking instructions for the oven or the grill. He also made fresh pasta's and sauces as well. It was one of the best pizzas I have had to date...especially for a take home pie. I think he stayed afloat for about 10 years. Great guy and a good concept at the time. He worked at the Childe Harold for years back in the day...
Not sure if there is another thread somewhere about this place but I couldnt find it so thought I'd offer my two cents. The premise is simple: order pizzas or salads online or via phone, pick up, follow cooking instructions, and eat about 15 min later. The execution wasn't quite that smooth in my lone experience. I chalk most of it up to growing pains as the place gets up & running though, I'd expect it to get better over time. The menu includes probably 10 pre-conceived pizza options as well as a build your own option with a list of 45 potential ingredients. We ordered 3 pizzas from their favorites menu: The Miesian - their version of Margherita with Roma tomatoes, roasted garlic, basil, and mozzarella, The Spinach Pie - spinach, feta, black olives, sundried tomatoes, and a plain cheese. Advised to pick up in 35 min, ended up being close to an hour after some miscommunication. Cooking instructions easy to follow - heat in oven on parchment cutouts provided and they're ready in 15 min. Pizzas were good overall, a solid option in the carryout universe though not to be confused with any of the better pizza options we're fortunate to have in the area. Crusts are relatively thin and crisp up nicely. Topppings are well portioned. Service could improve, as I mentioned, though I'm sure it will. Also, I didn't do a dollar for dollar comparison vs. competitors but it didn't seem like these pies were priced at a relative discount to account for the fact that I had cook them at home. Maybe they weren't intended to be, but I think we paid close to $50 for two large and one medium, which was more than I would have guessed I'd pay. We'll go back. It's in the neighborhood and, though the pizza won't blow you away, it's a good carryout option.