|Pizza from Johnny's Bistro|
A few weekend ago, I sat down planning a simple lunch, and the waitress served us tiny samples of crab soup that left me hungry for more. Like an entire bowl, which I ordered and really enjoyed. Suddenly, I was inspired to get a salad or a panini as something new.
But I had promised pizza to a three-year-old.
That's what we have eaten whenever we popped into Johnny's, and it didn't seem fair to abandon the pie that BigJ had been promised. Especially when the pies are really good. Three of us -- me, BigJ and BigJ's father -- split a pepperoni, and we happily ate every scrap.
I think Johnny's Bistro has one of the best pizzas around. Nice crust with character and char. Good sauce and cheese. Johnny's is a casual joint on the hill in downtown Ellicott City, but the kitchen has real ambition. Even a pizza for a five-year-old compared to my favorite local places like Facci or Coal Fire.
Next trip, we need to get past the pizza and try other dishes. I'd love any suggestions.
8167 Main Street
Ellicott City, MD 21043
NEAR: Johnny's is in the historic downtown Ellicott City. It's downhill from the intersection with Old Columbia Pike and just uphill from the Sweet Cascades candy shop.