by Stephanie Baker, Kevin Wirth and Justin Lyons (@akronpizzatf)
This month the Akron Pizza Task Force went to Ellet to try The Brickoven Brewpub at 604 Canton Rd. The Brickoven Brewpub has only been around for a couple years, but they have found a niche in the pizza arena.
Brickoven Brewpub has all the topping options you’d expect with some nice additions: namely goat cheese and house made soppressata and Italian sausage. They also offer some interesting specialty pizzas and feature a special of the week that can be more unusual. A past special of the week was a gumbo pizza with gumbo, bell peppers, onions, garlic, tomatoes and cajun seasonings.
When you walk through Brickoven’s doors you see their awesome wood fired oven adjacent to the dining room. It’s fun to watch the pizzas cook, and it gives the whole restaurant a great aroma. There’s also seating available at the bar in the back room.
We stopped in this month to try their margherita and plain cheese pizza.
The cheese pizza was good with a sweet sauce and was cooked well. The wood fired oven left the crust crispy and dark in color.
The margherita pizza was not what we expected based on the pizza featured in Brickoven’s facebook profile picture. Our pizza had a generous amount of fresh mozzarella spread over the pizza, and though it had more basil than we typically enjoy, the pizza was still delicious.
Overall, we really enjoyed our experience at Brickoven Brewpub. It’s great to have a pizza restaurant in town that is using quality ingredients to make interesting pizzas. We look forward to coming back and trying their deep dish style pizza.
Brickoven Brewpub does have a second focus, draft beer! Though we won’t be reviewing the beers, check out this year’s Annual Manual for a review of their beers.