When looking for a great pizza in Worcester, look no further than the Corner Grille. In an extremely underwhelming and unassuming location on Pleasant Street, if you blink, you may miss this postage stamp of a pizza joint. But don’t let that be a deterrent to a potential hungry, pizza loving customer. This tiny place is cranking out some wonderfully tasty pies, with characters and flavors that are fitting for the venue and it’s lively owners and operators. With various modern and classic décor in the cozy space, it felt like a busy kitchen you might see around the holiday times with family…the fresh smell of baked goods and fresh pizza wafting through the air.
When deciding which pizza to choose for dinner, I decided to get the Cave Man pizza which comes with red sauce, pepperoni, sausage, hamburger, bacon, mushrooms, onions, peppers and cheese. When the pizza arrived at our table, it was a perfect 14″ square of thin crust perfection. The smell of the combination of meats was intoxicating. The pizza was thin but the crust was crunchy and flavorful. Even though there were a lot of toppings in the pie’s description, it wasn’t overdone. The balance between spicy, salty and texture was just right. You need to eat the pizza quickly however, due to the thinness of the crust, the pizza did start to become cold the longer it sat on the table. Another perk of this quirky little pizza spot was that it was BYOB and it was encouraged by the staff! They even offered to run across the street to purchase beer or wine for their diners. Between the ambiance, décor, the at-home smells and killer pizzas, and great service, I will be frequenting the Corner Grille in the future to get my pizza fix…everyone in the city should check it out as well!