Date: September 17, 2007
Times Visited: Dozens
Pizzicato may not have the best vegan pizza in town or even vegan pizza by the slice, but they do have great salad. Is this really a review of a salad place on a vegan website? Yes, because their salad is good, cheap and filling, and sometimes a vegan really does just want a salad!
So the medium Verde Salad is my plate of choice. Over the past few years I’ve seen the price climb from $4.25 to $5.25, and it’s still worth it for the pile of salad you get. Romaine lettuce tossed with a balsamic vinaigrette, served with 4 large pieces of roma tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion slices and shredded carrots. Add pine nuts, walnuts or pears for 50 cents more. Or order a small piece of toasted bread (refined sugar is the only questionable ingredient I am told) for 25 cents each, with a side of marinara. It’s a great, healthy meal in a hurry.
The only downside to the salad is how large and unevenly chopped the lettuce sizes are. Make sure to grab a knife along with a fork to chop it up yourself. Good thing they supply sturdy plastic forks here. Check out their menus for their gourmet pizza offerings because they are veganizable.
Medium Verde Salad with a side of 2 pieces of bread:
Rating: 4 out of 5
Address: All over the Portland Metro area
Hours: Sun-Thur 11:30am-9pm; Fri-Sat 11:30am-10pm