We here at TBF tend to be pizza pie purists so when Oath Craft Pizza, a new spot in Davis Square, invited us over to check out their pizza with a new style of crust we were a bit skeptical.
First off, upon arriving the line of people went outside the door, so we immediately figured they might be onto something.
The pizzas are prepared with a thin crust. Nothing unusual there. They did have some topping combinations that seemed intriguing.
The difference is that the dough is drenched in oil then run through a very hot convection oven for exactly ninety seconds. The result is a very crispy crust that's basically flash-fried. I'd describe the texture as a cross between a fried wonton and fried dough. I know, sounds strange, right?
So, even we were surprised when we discovered that we liked it! Actually, we loved it. It certainly is unconventional, different and there is nothing wrong with that at all.
There is a variety of flavors you can check out on the website but our favorite was clearly the Dougie: Mozzarella, Roasted Potato, Smoked Bacon, Ranch Drizzle and Scallion. Top taste of the visit.
They also have dessert pizzas which also worked well, making the pies a fine pastry.
We did take a few slices home to test just how the flavors and textures hold up when reheated. They even give you a small card with specific reheating instructions. We followed this and, yes, the slices came out perfectly fine, as if freshly-made even.
It's also a fun place with an upscale decor for a pizza spot. The crowd ran the gamut from hipsters (it is Somerville) to families. So, if you are looking for something new and unusual to try, we'd suggest you visit. We will defintely be back!
280 Elm Street
Somerville, MA 02144