World Pie Not Quite Ready To Go Global

by Joseph Russell · July 7, 2008

world pizzaDon't get me wrong; World Pie, in downtown Bridgehampton, has very, very good pizza. The crust is thin and lightly chewy, the cheese a high quality mozzarella, the toppings fresh, fairly original, and reasonably generous. We ordered the "Farmstand," which featured summer squash, zucchini, eggplant, and cheese, and, while I would have loved a higher ratio of vegetables to cheese, the whole thing was gone in 5 minutes.

Still, $23 for a meatless, average-sized pie? I'm not exactly a pizza connoisseur, but this seems a bit high. Add to that the fact that our table remained breadless despite several requests and yearning glances, only to arrive, with flourish, two minutes after our meal, and I can't help but mark it down. Still, I think if I were to evaluate it as a nice restaurant with a brick oven, my feelings would be warmer. The menu was full of eclectic offerings like fried artichokes, lobster salad with strawberries and blueberries, and tandoori chicken with couscous, and the wine list is totally unpretentious, with categories like "The Bold and the Beautiful" and "Hot Stuff."

While I later heard reports of less-than-friendly service, our server was charming, the single item we tried delicious, and the sunny annex we were in was filled, at 4, with content families, leaving me somewhat reluctant to nitpick. Those of you who've been, what did you think?