I know, I was just at Racanelli's Cucina in June(click to see), but the opportunity presented it's self. How could I say no to pizza? On this visit I had a Peppercorn Ranch Salad, which includes mixed greens, tomatoes, bacon, red onion, parmesan and grilled Foccacia. I believe they forgot the Foccacia, but I had more than I could eat anyway. The salad is a meal in it's self. If you want something smaller you will have to share it or get a House salad, the only one to come in a small size. When served there is the offer of fresh ground pepper, but it has plenty of pepper already. The Peppercorn Ranch salad was a great way to start the meal, and I wouldn't hesitate to order it on future visits.
On my previous visit I had the Margherita pizza. It had been so good that I was tempted to get it again, but then I wouldn't have had any thing new to write about except the salad and this isn't the Saladfiles.com. So this time I ordered the Action Jackson (say that 3 times really fast...). It has pepperoni, sausage, red onions and mozzarella cheese. As with all the pizza's here it only comes in a 12 inch thin hand tossed crust. I have to say up front, I'm not a big fan of Sausage on my pizza's and only order it on rare occasions (Why, you ask? Well my experience with sausage has run the gamut from quasi meat pellets to so many herbs & spices that you can taste nothing else). The sausage on the Action Jackson was pleasantly flavorful with out overpowering the rest of the pizza. It was a very good combination and I would gladly order it again, as long as it was the second or third pie.
I didn't get around to trying the "Johnny's Famous Pound cake Sandwich" on this visit, so It looks like I will be returning in the future.
Racanelli's Cucina Original Pizzeria & Bar is located at 6655 Delmar Boulevard (the Loop) in University City, MO. You can reach them at (314) 727-8880, for more information check out their web-site(click on the title link).
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