Versante Pizza

2013/09/10

Versante Pizza

Versante Pizza recently joined the West Side of Bend. Much better location on Galveston from the old Skippers spot on third street. Now I get to not enjoy their pizza much closer to home and with better parking.

I’ve written about Versante twice now – review 1review 2. I was not happy with their food either time. Recently though, a friend of mine was saying that he got a pizza from them and it was really good. So whatever, I’ll give it another try. I decided to pick up a family sized plan old pepperoni – $27. How could you mess that up, right?

The good news first – a generous portion of pepperoni was applied as you can see:

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And that, my friends, is the only thing good that I can say about this pie. It is just a basic pepperoni pizza. It was $27 and supposed to be family size. If it was good enough to eat, it would not have fed us as it was too small and paper thin.

I could put pizza sauce on a piece of card board and make it taste better AND it probably wouldn’t be as dry this pizza. At one point I think I cut my lips on the crust. The picture looks like there is sauce, but it was so overcooked that the sauce had evaporated. It was like dehydrated sauce and they forgot to add the water. Like I was eating pizza in a space vacuum.

With every bite we got nothing but a mouthful of dry gravel bits (their “famous” cornmeal crust) that made us feel like poultry picking up stones that got caught in our gizzards. I think I chipped a tooth.

We came up with a new slogan – Versante – Taste the Dry. Look, you can literally see the dryness:

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Its tough to tell where the sauce, cheese, moister, or flavor can hide in these paper thin slices:

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Its bad when your kids don’t want another slice or even finish whats on their plates. So technically it was family size as there were left overs….but they went into the trash. And we ended up making sandwiches. I knew there was a reason that I added Versante to my “Places I Will Not Return Section”.

0-3 with visits to Versante Pizza. I can not recommend this place even for a basic pepperoni pizza. BEST LINE of the evening was “I want to be bulimic but I’m too afraid it will cut my esophagus on the way back out!”

Versante Pizza

1005 NW Galveston Suite 100
Bend OR 97702
541-318-9177

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Melody January 28, 2014 at 4:43 pm

I went there once, and it was a terrible experience. They gave us a coupon for a free pizza to try to make up for it. But, of course, we never even went back for the free one.

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Marianne March 31, 2014 at 6:19 pm

Hi, BOR – I loved Versante’s pepperoni pizza on the thin, densely cornmealed crust. It is everything I look for in a pizza: pepperoni, a delicious tomato sauce but not too much of it, and a crispy crust that takes a while to chew. It gives more chewing satisfaction for the buck. I can’t get enough of it. But I am outnumbered by my unimpressed family and friends and can’t afford to nurse a whole one and stay under 110 lb. To me, your pictures were a visual banquet.

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joe April 2, 2014 at 5:14 am

I have had a few good ones and a few bad ones. I though, very much like their corn crust and and pleased it is a thin and not thick gooey crust….

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