After reading a few articles, some reviews (people either loved or hated) and seeing some pictures I went in not expecting much....
I think it was about 5:30 when we got there, it was packed already 30 minute wait ( 1 1/2 hours wait as we were walking out) ..... there are only around 10 or 12 tables , bar was full and people standing in the bar area.... we went into the bar area trying to get close to the oven... I wanted to time a pizza as the various articles I read had mentioned, 1000, 800 and 600-800 degrees ( i later read that the 1000 was owners home wfo)
we ordered special of the night - white pizza with sausage, roasted red peppers and roasted onions and a red pizza (sauce, fresh mozz & basil) with salami. The toppings on the special were good, sausage was nicely flavored - red pepper, some fennel, onions & peppers were nice and sweet, definitely some garlic on the pizza. The salami on the red pizza was cubed, at first I thought we received the wrong pizza, both my friend & i plucked a piece off and ate it, my friends comment was - your salame is better (I buy Olli salame at whole foods) and slice thin. Their salami wasn't dry cured and wasn't anything special, cubes were odd. Then we tried a slice of it, my friend's immediate comment was "your sauce is better", it needed a little salt. The pizza was very good, but not exceptional. One of the articles said Garcia sling pies into 800-degree heat. His pizzas start with Neapolitan-style dough: high-gluten flour, water, yeast and salt, which "cold rises" overnight before proofing at room temperature the following day" You guys may be able to tell from the pictures but I don't think the oven was running at 800, based on the upskirt was it even 600? It had good flavor and was chewy but not tough.
The decor.... weird - it was very dark, LOTS of plywood - everywhere - tables, divider walls, lots of black paint, ceiling was original high and kind of funky old building style. Long and narrow space, with divider between bar & dining area. Very low budget and not very pretty but I can deal with that no problem as long as it's clean which it was. It was incredibly loud throughout and was hard to carry on a conversation.
the bar... they are advertising as bourbon bar - I don't know much about them but looked like a decent selection, drink menu 4 times longer than dinner menu, 6 or 8 beers on tap & bottles
All in all , we decided we'd go back. Pizza was good. Decent price wise - I think 11 -14 per pizza, the drink I had was 7. two pizzas and 2 sodas, two cupcakes were 41 (the cupcakes were 10 of that & I had paid for my drink at the bar)
Pictures (crappy, place was dark and cell phone,etc) .... first is the oven , 2nd the bar, third is from our table looking towards oven area - guy on stool is directly in front of prep area, oven was to the left. the two pizzas , the red with salami, upskirt (i think was the special)