Review: Firehouse Pizza didn't
live up to my expectations
November 3, 2008 | Firehouse Pizzeria began in 2001
when two brothers from Cache Valley decided to bring
a unique pizza to Logan. Firehouse uses stone-fired
ovens to bake their pizzas, pastas, and sandwiches.
There are currently three different locations of Firehouse;
one in Centerville, one in Smithfield and the last in
Logan. I visited the Logan location which is at 880
South Main Street.
As I walked into Firehouse I thought it had a typical
pizza place look to it. The cement was a reddish-brown
color that looked slightly dirty and worn. It was slightly
dark and a little tattered, but still a pleasant environment.
We were seated quickly and I noticed fire was painted
on the walls just behind me. The table was covered with
cheap brown-red laminate.
It was quite loud considering it was 8 p.m. and there
were hardly any other customers in there besides us.
The clink of plates, the chatter of other customers,
the music in the background and the TV that played close
to us all seemed to be a little overwhelming and I felt
I had to yell so my waitress could hear me.
The waitress was polite and knowledgeable. The menu
prices were decent and affordable. I ordered the Cordon
Bleu Oven Baked Pasta for $8.99. My husband ordered
a large (15-inch) pizza with Pepperoni, Italian Sausage,
and Canadian bacon. The large pizza is $10 plus $1.50
per topping. We thought the price was a little steep
just for toppings, but we still got it. I was given
bread to start which was really good. It had a garlic
butter flavor and was topped with cheese and came with
two dipping sauces. I was disappointed my husband didn't
get bread with his pizza because he quickly ate all
my bread since it was only a small amount anyway.
The main course didn't take long to get there, about
15 minutes. I dug into my pasta and took a bite -- and
it was freezing. The waitress went to heat it up and
I decided to try my husband's pizza. Right off I noticed
the sausage was in huge chunks and it looked like we
had ordered mini hot dogs on our pizza. I was grossed
out by the huge pieces of sausage, and even though there
were very few pieces of sausage on the pizza in the
first place, I took the rest of them off my piece.
The pizza had a thin crust and did have a unique flavor
to it which I assume is from baking it on a stone. The
sauce on the pizza wasn't spread out evenly, so I would
take one bite and get no pizza sauce at all, then the
next bite I would get a mouthful of sauce. There was
a lot of flavor from the three meats being cooked on
it and overall, it wasn't the best pizza I have ever
had. I think it was overpriced for the quality of it
and I really couldn't eat more than one piece because
it just wasn't yummy to me.
Finally my pasta was returned, and it was very good.
It was crunchy from the cheese on the top going crisp
and the pasta was very chewy. By this point it was heated
thoroughly had a lot of flavor in every bite. It had
bacon, ham, chicken, mushrooms, green onion and of course
pasta in it. It was much better than the pizza was.
Not two bites into my pasta and I was feeling rushed.
The waitress beside us was stacking chairs, even though
they didn't close for a good hour and a half still,
another waitress behind us was mopping the floor and
the workers in the kitchen, who were in plain sight,
were also quickly cleaning. We quickly shoved down some
food and asked for boxes for the rest of our food because
we didn't want to take up any more of their time. We
felt annoyed we had paid as much for this food as we
did since we didn't even get to sit and enjoy it. Instead
we watched them clean and glance over at us every 5
seconds to see if we were going to leave anytime soon.
Overall it really was not that good. It was a decent
atmosphere in Firehouse. It was a different tasting
pizza though, so if you are a fan of pizza that is original
and unusual, this place is for you. Me, personally,
I like a lot of cheese and I don't like hot dogs on
my pizza, I like ground up sausage. Also I usually like
my food hot when it comes to the table, so if you happen
to go there, be sure to ask them to heat up the pasta
for you. And of course don't go later in the afternoon
like we did, because you will be pushed out the door
way before they are even near closing time. I think
there are plenty of other restaurants in Logan that
are cheaper and have better food than Firehouse, so
I don't recommend it.