So here we are again, eating and reviewing pizza. This time it's Oley's, a long-time local place with two locations. Everyone raves about the south-west location but the entire south-west portion of town is filled with lah-tee-dah folk who think they're all that (and a couple of bags of organic avocado-oil fried chips). Hey south-west folk... the Dupont/Carroll area has been the hot part of town for at least the last ten years. Get over yourselves!
Ahem... where was I? Oh yeah. So the "good" Oleys is a "good" thirty minutes away, and far outside of my "pizzas of 46815-ish" scope, so I went to the Oleys a mile or two away. I also didn't get the double-crust deep dish pie that is their specialty. That beast would have set me back at least $25. I had it once and it was good (and only cost $18 back then) but that's a completely different animal than the pizzas I've been reviewing.
So instead I got a supreme <ducks>. Yeah, it's not a half pepperoni/half sausage like most of my other reviews, but that would have cost me a whopping $10.95* for a 10", and for just $12.95* I could get a supreme. It's my blog, my wallet, and my digestive system so I'll do what I want!
Whoops, there it is! I'd bore you with another picture but how about you just take my word for it that it came in at a perfect ten inches?
The crust was thinnish, nice and crisp. The back of the crust was tasty with a slight puff. There was a good amount of high quality cheese and lots of toppings. Unlike the chains where the pizzas roll through a conveyor belt oven and get cooked for X minutes (so they have to reduce the amount of each topping when you order more so that it all gets cooked) a local place slides 'em in and out of an oven so they cook the pizza until it's done. Did I mention that the toppings seemed to be of a decent+ quality? Not B. Antonios quality, but good none-the-less. As to be expected, the finely ground sausage tasted just like all the other local places, but they added a lot of it.
Oh, I should mention that the supreme includes (from their menu) sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, green peppers, green olives, onion and cheese. There is no mention of "sauce" and oddly, I couldn't find much in the way of sauce. Did they forget it? It tasted good, but for a sauce-guy like me this was a disappointment. Also the pizza was moist but not greasy.
In summary, there was a lot of good non-pretentious flavor despite the "missing" sauce.
So how about those stats?
Overall Score: 6.2
Flavor Score: 6.0
* Plus 7% Indiana Sales Tax Plus 1% Greedy Mayor of Fort Wayne Restaurant Tax