Found myself in the Providence area around lunchtime today. I wanted to try Al Forno, supposedly the inventor of grilled pizza. However they open at 5pm, so I went to Bob and Timmy's which was recommended to me as a good second choice.
I got their "Pizza I", which is their most basic tomato and cheese (4 different cheeses) pie. I really didn't like it.
The crust was strange. I expected it to be different, but it was different in ways I never imagined. The crust is very thin, yet it had a combination of soft crunchiness (like a Ritz cracker crunch, not crispy) and a kind of undercooked texture. But the crust flavor was even more wrong. It tasted bitter, but not bitter like you get from a good char. It was more like a burnt plastic kind of bitterness. And there was the occasional fishy-tasting note, almost as if they had cooked a piece of salmon or mackerel on the grill, then cooked the pizza.
Very off-putting. Based on this experience I'm not eager to rush back to Providence.
I took some pictures which I'll add once I find the cable to connect my camera to the computer.