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aceplace57
03-04-2012, 07:48 PM
When I visit a new Pizza Place my first concern is how much tomato sauce they put on.

I've always been grossed out by tomatoes. I always remove the tomato from my sandwiches. I'll eat lasagna or spaghetti once in awhile if the tomato sauce is smooth without big nasty chunks. Otherwise I have to push the tomato chunks aside with my fork.

Godfathers Pizza had chunky pizza sauce that grossed me out. I really prefer very, very little sauce on my pizza. I had a Chicago deep dish in downtown Chicago that looked like an entire tomato crop was used in that one pizza. Really nasty and gave me the runs.

D_Odds
03-04-2012, 07:53 PM
When I order a pie, I usually ask for about 3/4 the amount of cheese the place would normally put on. Unfortunately, too much sauce would make for a soggy pizza, but I love the tomato.

Fear Itself
03-04-2012, 07:54 PM
I would rather have too much than too little. I didn't see a choice for Goldilocks pizza.

Motorgirl
03-04-2012, 07:58 PM
I voted other because I prefer pizza with a good crust and minimal toppings.

LVBoPeep
03-04-2012, 08:39 PM
I love lots of sauce if it's really good marinara type. It's probably sacrilege but I love Pizza Hut pan pizza- the combo of the marinara-y sauce and the butter crust is stellar.

SaharaTea
03-04-2012, 08:55 PM
I'm the opposite of the OP. I love tomato sauce and usually ask for extra. I hate that most pizza places skimp on the sauce in favor of mounds of cheese.

Suburban Plankton
03-04-2012, 09:00 PM
It depends on the pizza (style, toppings, etc.)...and even then, amount of sauce =/= quality of pizza. I just want it to taste good.

silenus
03-04-2012, 09:04 PM
Sauce is good. Don't skimp on the sauce.

Rushgeekgirl
03-04-2012, 09:05 PM
I could eat just crust and sauce if it's good crust and sauce. I like to buy seasoned French bread loaves and make sauce myself, dousing it on and letting it soak in, then I douse it again... then toss a little cheese and pepperoni or spinach. It's as cheap and fast as decent frozen or take-out and tastes so much better. The sauce soaks all the way through the bread to the crust.

BMalion
03-04-2012, 09:06 PM
I make my pizza with about a pound of raw diced tomatoes and spices instead of sauce.

Motorgirl
03-04-2012, 09:08 PM
I could eat just crust and sauce if it's good crust and sauce. I like to buy seasoned French bread loaves and make sauce myself, dousing it on and letting it soak in, then I douse it again... then toss a little cheese and pepperoni or spinach. It's as cheap and fast as decent frozen or take-out and tastes so much better. The sauce soaks all the way through the bread to the crust.


PMP! Poor Man's Pizza! (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_Truck#Hot_Truck_and_Louie.27s_Lunch)

Acsenray
03-04-2012, 09:28 PM
I always ask for light cheese and extra sauce. And cheese is one of my top 5 favorite foods. I'll eat good cheese by itself. But a pizza I like more saucy than cheesy.

koeeoaddi
03-04-2012, 09:30 PM
There was a Rockford Files where two thugs from Jersey had a pizza delivered to their L.A. hotel room. When it came, one of them took a bite, lifted up the cheese to look underneath and threw down the slice in disgust. He said something like, "What is this? A grilled cheese sandwich?"

Like that.

Kozmik
03-04-2012, 09:32 PM
A good pizza has a little sauce spread evenly throughout each pizza slice. A great pizza has a little sauce spread evenly throughout each pizza slice and a lot of sauce concentrated near the crust of each pizza slice.

aceplace57
03-04-2012, 10:16 PM
I've had pizzas like that. That works well for me. I can eat most of the pizza and leave the hard crust and tomato sauce behind.

A good pizza has a little sauce spread evenly throughout each pizza slice. A great pizza has a little sauce spread evenly throughout each pizza slice and a lot of sauce concentrated near the crust of each pizza slice.

ultrafilter
03-04-2012, 10:17 PM
There was a Rockford Files where two thugs from Jersey had a pizza delivered to their L.A. hotel room. When it came, one of them took a bite, lifted up the cheese to look underneath and threw down the slice in disgust. He said something like, "What is this? A grilled cheese sandwich?"

Like that.

This.

Yorikke
03-05-2012, 02:18 AM
Christ, no option between "as much as possible" and "A little sauce please with lots of cheese and toppings?"

How about

As much as possible
A lot
Average
A little
None
I don't care
Other

Joe

psychonaut
03-05-2012, 04:00 AM
There's a pizza place near where I work where some of the pizzas are made with hollandaise sauce instead of tomato sauce. I always order those ones; they're delicious. :)

Alessan
03-05-2012, 05:01 AM
As much sauce as makes the pizza taste good.

I mean, it depends on the sauce, it depends on the crust, it depends on the cheese. A pizza isn't a sandwich.

Sage Rat
03-05-2012, 05:51 AM
I'm sure there are very good examples of either and really awful examples of either.

Teufelblitz
03-05-2012, 06:38 AM
If the sauce squishes out when I take a bite, there is too much sauce.

Likewise, if I can't take a bite without an avalanche of toppings falling off, there are too many toppings. I should have very little. if anything, to clean up off my plate with a properly composed pie.

PunditLisa
03-05-2012, 07:04 AM
Christ, no option between "as much as possible" and "A little sauce please with lots of cheese and toppings?"

How about

As much as possible
A lot
Average
A little
None
I don't care
Other

Joe

Agree. I WOULD have chosen "a lot" had it been an option.

BigT
03-05-2012, 08:02 AM
Depends entirely on the sauce. If the sauce is good, I want a substantial amount. If it's mediocre, then I want just enough. And if it's like the sauce at a certain chain, then I prefer no sauce at all. (It's been so long since I've had take out pizza, I can't remember which chain it was.)

Dr_Doom
03-05-2012, 10:17 AM
It's the sauce that makes the pizza a pizza. Without it, it's just dough with stuff thrown on it.

I voted "give me as much as possible."

Missy2U
03-05-2012, 10:26 AM
Very crispy, very thin crust, sauce somewhere in the middle between as much as possible and very little, cheese the same way. So I voted other.

Happy Lendervedder
03-05-2012, 10:30 AM
I make my pizza with about a pound of raw diced tomatoes and spices instead of sauce.

This is what I do, sorta. Raw diced tomatoes, olive oil, some sort of minced green (basil, parsely, or spinach), course-ground sea salt, minced garlic, parmesan cheese. That's my "sauce."

Leaffan
03-05-2012, 10:34 AM
I can't answer. There's a pizza place in my home town that serves the best pizza in the world, and it has little sauce. However, all other pizza places need to have an abundance of sauce in order to make the pizza palatable, otherwise it tastes like crappy Pizza Pizza.

ETA: I didn't realize Pizza Pizza was Canadian, and mainly Ontarian till now.

DCnDC
03-05-2012, 10:37 AM
I like it saucier than "normal" but I wouldn't describe it as "as much as possible."

More sauce makes it hold up better after a night in the fridge; otherwise the sauce dries up and it becomes some kind of really bad white pizza.

SpoilerVirgin
03-05-2012, 11:42 AM
It's the sauce that makes the pizza a pizza. Without it, it's just dough with stuff thrown on it.

I voted "give me as much as possible."This.

I frequently eat at (very convenient) California Pizza Kitchen when I crave pizza. I used to order whatever pizza sounded good, and half the time I would end up feeling vaguely unsatisfied. Then I realized that half of their pizzas don't have tomato sauce. When I crave pizza, it's the tomato sauce I'm really craving. Now I tend to avoid CPK, and when I do go, I always make sure to order one of the pizzas that actually includes tomato sauce.

Scubaqueen
03-05-2012, 11:48 AM
lurves me some sauce with a little crust and cheese thrown in. :D

brad_d
03-05-2012, 12:16 PM
I find that I don't really care too much. There are minimum/maximum thresholds somewhere, but I'd be hard-pressed to define them in terms that make sense. Anywhere in between and I'm unlikely to have much commentary one way or the other on the volume of sauce.

Skammer
03-05-2012, 12:23 PM
I like the sauce, but I like it to be spread pretty thin so that it doesn't drip or squirt off the slice when you take a bite.

Lips_Obsession
03-05-2012, 01:56 PM
For me, the tomato sauce is the key to the pizza. I have to like the sauce or nothing else will matter. There has to be plenty of sauce as well. After that, comes the crust and lastly the toppings.

But if they fail with the sauce (in flavor or volume) the pizza is a failure.

phantom lamb
03-05-2012, 01:59 PM
As much as possible. I like some beneath the cheese layer while it's baked, and then some extra tomato sauce slathered on top once it's done. I tend to make/order all my foods with as much tomato as possible.

Infovore
03-05-2012, 03:43 PM
Enough to make it taste good, which in my case isn't really that much. I like there to be enough that you can taste it along with the cheese, but not so much that it splorts out when you take a bite or pick up a slice. I like my sauce to be...saucy, yet unobtrusive. :)

Gimme lotsa cheese and toppings, though. I don't put many toppings on pizza (the spouse and I usually get Canadian bacon and mushrooms) so I prefer a decent amount. Not enough to fall off, though. Like Teufelblitz, I like my pizza to be neat and well-composed.

pulykamell
03-05-2012, 05:29 PM
I voted other because I prefer pizza with a good crust and minimal toppings.

Same here, in general. It does depend on the style of pizza I'm in the mood for, but I prefer sparse use of tomato sauce and cheese to having the pie swimming in both.

dalej42
03-05-2012, 05:34 PM
My favorite pizza is mushrooms, jalapenos, and tomatoes. I'm in the more sauce the better camp.

Who_me?
03-05-2012, 10:00 PM
I prefer almost no sauce. Even with pasta, I always ask for light sauce and have forever. My mother remembers that I always preferred spaghetti without sauce.

rowrrbazzle
03-05-2012, 10:48 PM
I like the average amount, so I picked "other". The amount of crust, one topping, and sauce should be balanced.

Elendil's Heir
03-05-2012, 11:13 PM
I picked Option #2. The pizza toppings are more important to me than the sauce.

On my spaghetti or any other pasta, though, keep it coming, boys! I like a LOTTA sauce on my pasta.

what do I type here
03-06-2012, 12:38 AM
I like a lake of sauce and just a few lumps of mozzarella.

Edit- wow, neck and neck, 58 vs. 58.

Ann Onimous
03-06-2012, 01:01 AM
Zero sauce. Tomato sauce does a number on my stomach, and pizza places don't seem to understand that the words "light" and "sauce" can coexist. So, just crust, meat and cheese, please.

panache45
03-06-2012, 02:23 AM
Lots of sauce. And lots of everything else. I don't like skimpy.

Skywatcher
03-06-2012, 04:04 PM
None. A.C. is allergic to virtually all tomato-based pizza sauce so I started going without and got used to it.

Lynn Bodoni
03-06-2012, 04:15 PM
Minimal sauce. Tomato sauce is pretty acidic, and it also tends to overwhelm the other flavors.

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