Adam Erace Reviews Bufad


City Paper’s Adam Erace reviews Bufad, the BYOB pizza joint a stone’s throw away from Prohibition Taproom. Erace apparently experienced a different Bufad than what we’ve encountered here at Foobooz. Here’s what he had to say:

I tried two of Bufad’s pies and, sad to say, the excellent crusts couldn’t rescue either one. The “porcini cream” spread across a nightly special was more like condensed mushroom soup that liquefied in the 860-degree oven. Greensgrow watercress was a smart idea, but the past-prime leaves lacked their token zip, and piled on the wet, brown surface, gave the pizza the look of a muddy freshwater swamp. I didn’t know whether to eat it or look for beavers.

Alas, the second pizza was worse, combining two ingredients that are a logistical juggernaut to cook simultaneously: potatoes and eggs. Buried under fontina and gobs of pushy prosciutto, the former, sliced into thin rounds, had no chance of turning creamy or crisp. Cracked on top, the latter emerged with a properly runny yolk surrounded by whites so raw they should have been called clears.

Crust Fallen [City Paper]
Bufad [Official Site]

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  • Mike Jakubowski

    I think Bufad is best pie in town, (i’ve been to Naples, I know whats good…)

    • Alimentarian

      But you apparently haven’t been to Nomad.

  • The new pope

    Attention everyone mike jakubowski has been to Naples, never mind your opinions.

  • the coal miner

    I’ve been to West Virginia, I know how to mine coal.

  • CS

    I really wanted to like Bufad but couldnt agree more that the potato and egg pizza is awful. I got it expecting something similar and as delicious and the Uovo pizza at Barbuzzo, nope, not even close. I also got a sloppy raw egg. My friend and I both went home feeling sick.

  • scotty

    Naples, Fl right?

  • bob newhart

    where did you go in naples? curious. it’s not even close. not that anything in philly is that bad, but naples it ain’t.