Lucchesi’s Ravioli & Pasta Co feels like a piece of Little Italy that’s been transplanted from New York City and plopped right down inside of Memphis with their homemade pastas, pizzas and desserts, along with a variety of Italian products and charcuterie. They’re also one of the few places in Memphis to get that wonderfully smoky Benton’s Bacon from the Smoky Mountains, which actually smells and tastes just like real pit barbecue! The smoked pork shoulder on the take-n-bake pizza was actually sourced from Germantown Commissary BBQ. The total combination of the smoked pork from Germantown Commissary with the sauce, cheese and handmade crust worked together to create an awesome bbq pizza. I tossed mine right on the grill. Check back in the future for a full review. If you’d like to read more about it sooner, comment to let me know. Until then, don’t miss my Quick-Fire Guide below. Also check out full reviews and Quick-Fire Guides of other bbq restaurants from my BBQ Guide.
Here are a few notes about the ‘que on the bbq pizza:
- Shoulder-was tender and moist, but included bits of the delicious crusty bark.
- Shoulder-still had nice wood smoke flavor, despite that it was previously smoked at Germantown Commissary, packaged and refrigerated.
Sauce-slightly sweet and tangy. Complimented the pizza.
Crust-lightly crisp on the outside, some nice chew and not soggy.
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