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The Wedge Pizzeria, Oklahoma City OK

The Wedge Pizzeria, OKC - Karyl's Kulinary Krusade

Since moving to Oklahoma, I’ve only had the chance to spend Christmas with my parents the first year. Usually my parents meet me wherever the bowl game is, and that is always the week between Christmas and New Year’s. This year my parents decided to come here for the holidays, and then we would drive to the bowl game. Their flight didn’t land until about 8:30PM, and it was Sunday evening, so our options were limited since most close by 9pm on Sundays. I had gone online to search, looking for restaurants open until/past 10PM because I never want to intentionally be “that person” showing up 10 minutes before the restaurant closes. I eventually settled on The Wedge Pizzeria.

There are 2 locations, and we went to the one on Western since it was most convenient coming from the airport. I was quite surprised at how small the place is, as it only seats about 30 people. But it’s very warm and inviting. On the right as you walk in there’s an order counter plus a wood fired oven in the far right corner. The tables take up the rest of the space. As we were looking around, I noticed a sign that they do a $5 “grab and go” lunch on weekdays. What a great idea to get more people into the restaurant and to expand business. And super convenient for local customers who don’t want to make breakfast.

When my parents first went vegetarian in the mid 90’s, their menu options were extremely limited. Most restaurants had one or 2 dishes without meat. Now, many restaurants have vegetarian and vegan menus, or at least a dedicated section of the main menu. My dad is pickier than my mom, particularly with seafood, so I always check menus for him ahead of time.

We decided to start with The Wedge Trio

The Wedge Pizzeria, OKC - Karyl's Kulinary Krusade

Roasted artichoke hearts, roasted red pepper hummus, kalamata olive tapenade, Italian herb flatbread

We were shocked at how much flatbread came with the serving. I saw it come out of the oven so it was fresh and warm and delicious. The artichoke hearts were really good. I’d never eaten plain artichokes like that, but I enjoyed it. The hummus was fantastic. It was creamy and the red pepper was bold but not overpowering. I’m not a fan of most olives because they are so tart and salty. I first tried it alone, and that was too much. But mixing it with the artichokes was actually a very good combination. My dad really liked the olives.

I will often get my own pizza so I can put meat on it. But since we had the appetizer, I just decided to go in with them. They have 2 vegetarian pizzas on the menu. Of course you can create your own pizza or make another one of the pizzas vegetarian by taking off the meat, but we stuck with the standard menu and went with The Veg

The Wedge Pizzeria, OKC - Karyl's Kulinary Krusade

Garlic, red bell peppers, artichokes, crimini mushrooms, pine nuts, ricotta cheese, mozzarellato

I’ve never had pine nuts on a pizza before. Honestly, I never even thought of adding them as a topping. The thing is though, you couldn’t taste them at all. I think it would have been better had they been toasted, to bring out the flavor. The rest of the pizza was so good. I’ve never had ricotta on pizza before either. Between that and the homemade mozzarella, I was in heaven. It was creamy and rich, and I could have probably just eaten the cheese off the top. But that would have been kind of gross and rude.

Will I go back? No question. The food was delicious and next time I want to try the other location.

 

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sara

Friday 15th of January 2016

The wedge trio looks like a meal itself! I love ALL pizza and the cremini mushrooms sound delish!

karyld

Saturday 16th of January 2016

It definitely could be for 2 people! Kind of like chips & salsa at a Mexican restaurant, I had to stop myself from the mindless eating. But that's hard when the bread is warm and delicious

Rachel

Tuesday 12th of January 2016

Wow! Thanks for the recommendation. We are always looking for something different when we go to OKC.

karyld

Tuesday 12th of January 2016

You are welcome! I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.

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