34 Main St.
Warrenton, VA 20186
Neapolitan Pizza | $
I love pizza. Mine almost always came with loads of meat. Anything other than meat was something people in California ordered on their pizza. That was until I wandered into The Brick. I am not sure why I agreed with my wife to order a pizza with arugula on it but I am glad I did.
We started with house made meatballs with San Marzano Tomato Sauce and Shredded Mozzarella. The meatballs were delicious and filling. They had a wonderful soft spicy taste that neutralized the unremarkable mozzarella.
While we did not order a salad I could see all the ingredients were fresh and colorful.
Our hand tossed pizza came with Roasted Garlic Cream Sauce, Pancetta, Olive Oil, House Mozzarella, and Arugula tossed in Basil Vinaigrette. It was heavenly, the flavors mixed together perfectly creating the best pizza I have had. My wife shocked I liked a pizza with arugula, immediately texted 3 or 4 friends to tell them the incredible news. Pancetta is right up there with bacon for creating a bold flavor that works well with the basil. The brick oven helped create a perfectly baked paper thin crust to hold the roasted garlic cream sauce. It all went together magnificently.
For dessert we tried the Sweet Knots, Hot Dough Knots made with Brown Sugar, Cinnamon and Mascarpone Butter Cream. They were awesome and probably a million calories.
The Brick is in the basement below its sister restaurant Black Bear Bistro. When you come in the front door keep moving and don’t stop for anything. No matter how inviting the main dinning room looks the real treat is the pizza downstairs. The Brick has seating at a few tables and around a bar that faces the brick oven. At the bar you see everything made right in front of you. Additional seating will be available outside weather permitting. At peak times there may be a wait.
Our waitress Angie greeted us and got sweet tea quickly. She was attentive and made sure we had whatever we needed. The noise level was high at 81 decibels but sitting at a table close to the wall I didn’t have trouble hearing. Check out the menu here then head over to The Brick to get some fantastic pizza.