Aspiring to be your choice of pizza in the Rochester area, Guida's Pizzeria, founded in 1994, boasts five shops. The Ridge Rd. Webster location is connected to Hegedorn's Supermarket and not only serves lunch and dinner, but is now open for breakfast. Visit www.guidaspizzeria.com for location hours and menu.
There are several varieties of pizza available by the slice at lunch time. A pepperoni slice and fountain drink will cost you $5.25.
Upon opening the box, one notes that the large slice has been halved, presumably to facilitate folding, New York style. This slice is big, but it also has a lot of grease sitting atop the cheese. Picking up one of the slices, the pizza is limp and dripping. Taking a bite, one discovers that the cheese is quite stringy and difficult to bite through.
Stretching almost to arm's length, the cheese breaks off slapping back and curling under the chin. It is probably safer to pick up both pieces, fold them together and eat as though one were in NYC, although this would make for a large mouthful, as the crust is slightly thicker than your average thin crust pizza.
The sauce is flavorful, more savory than sweet, while the cheese is salty and coagulates quickly as the pizza cools. There are several slices of pepperoni, not loaded, but not scanty either.
The crust, although limp, is quite toothsome. This is not pizza for those who suffer from TMJ. The man behind the counter declared that the pizza just came out of the oven. If it were older, this would be tough, if microwaved, inedible.
While there is worse pizza out there, the grease combined with slap you in the face cheese and tough crust make for a not fantastic experience. The location is certainly convenient if you are grocery shopping and can't wait to get home to make lunch and the price makes for a decent value.