Crafstman Woodfired Pizza is a pizza place in Placentia. As a pizza parlor, Craftsman fits in the comfortable middle ground of pizza-pie purveyor. You’re not here to spend a fortune in your meal or impress a hot date; you're here to be served hot pizza still on the tin, washed down with a pitcher of beer you'll share with someone who has already seen you in your sweat pants. There are booths, long tables, a bar and plenty of televisions tuned to sports. In the back, an open kitchen allows you to witness pies being made by guys who press the dough flat with their palms, sprinkle it with toppings, then slide it into the gaping hole of a wood-fired oven. Because of what it is and where it's located (in a quiet shopping center in quiet Placentia), Craftsman is also decidedly hipster-free.
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Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 4:30 a.m. by Edwin Goei
If you're opening a new pizza restaurant these days, either you're going after the fast-fired casual model pioneered by Pieology and 800 Degrees, or you're aiming for the authenticity of Mozza and Pizzeria Ortica. The new Craftsman ...