4.50 Stars – Overall Experience
3.75 Stars – Price
4.25 Stars – Service
4.50 Stars – Food
4.25 Stars – Atmosphere
WOW! Was this Kook pleasantly surprised at the unique, bold flavours served up at Descendant Detroit Style Pizza. Definitely not your typical pie!
Jackson Pollock meets Banksy is the best way I can describe the look and feel of Descendant Detroit Style Pizza. Various wallpaper splattered with paint cover the walls and graffiti style works of art are hung with care. The ceilings are covered with a beautiful tin motif and the lights and tables have an industrial style layering – yet another element to the decor. The restaurant is small and seating is limited. Don’t be surprised if you are sharing a large communal table with a few strangers, but it really is all part of the fun of dining here. Probably not great for large groups, but fine for a fun night out with a friend, significant other or family.
I really enjoyed our waiter – friendly and personal. He didn’t bat an eye when we requested to make one of the pizzas vegetarian friendly and made sure we were enjoying our meal without being overbearing. As my friend and I engaged in an intense GOT (Game of Thrones) discussion, he joined right in and we all had a few laughs and exchanged our theories. He made us feel very comfortable and welcome, which always adds to the experience.
My friend and I ordered two pizzas to split. Both were ordered in the small size, which ended up being quite large (both of us took home half a pizza each!) so I would say you could easily split one small pizza between two and leave feeling full. The first one up was the Jaffna, which seemed to be a Sri Lanka-inspired dish, based on a deconstructed kothu roti. It was topped with mango chutney, cilantro cream, green onion, chilis, coconut sambol and, of course, mozarella cheese. It was an incredible symphony of sweet and spicy and I would 100% recommend this to anyone who enjoys some unique asian flavours. The pizza base itself was fluffy on the inside and crunchy on the outside…delish.
Next was the Tuff-Ghi, which typically comes with bacon, but we ordered it without. Slow roasted garlic, cremini mushrooms, caramelized onions, white truffle sauce, fresh thyme, Grana Padano and a light sprinkling of lemon zest, all my favourite toppings on one helluva pizza! The lemon really brightened up the more heavy and intense flavours of the pizza and worked beautifully to balance the dish. It felt decadent to eat as the toppings were plentiful so, at each bite, you got all the elements. Like the other pizza, the crust was perfect. I really didn’t feel like I was eating a pizza, but something entirely unique and different.
At first glance, there don’t appear to be many vegetarian options on the menu, but most, if not all, can easily be adapted. So, with adaptations, this place could definitely be considered vegetarian friendly.
The average price of a small pizza is around $19, so not cheap as pizzas go. That being said, there are a TON of great toppings, the flavours are incredible and the portion of a small pizza is enough to feed two people easily, so I do find the price proportional to the value. It would be great if the restaurant sold individual slices at a lower price for those who want something a bit more affordable.
Time of Dinner: 6:00pm
Date: Thurs Aug 31st, 2017
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