Last week, Christine, Adam, Ken and I took a roadtrip to New Hampshire for Kristen and Waising’s wedding. The wedding was in Maine and absolutely beautiful (Kristen and Waising both looked incredibly happy the entire night and the food was in the top three of all wedding food we’ve had). We left New York on Friday night around 7:30 and none of us even had a chance to get dinner so we stopped off in West Hartford for a bite to eat. We looked up places to go and Adam remembered a good pizza place so we looked it up and found Harry’s Bishop’s Corner. It was a slight detour from our path to the hotel but we were all starving so we decided to make the trip. Plus, when are we all going to be in West Hartford again? Harry’s Bishop’s Corner is only open until 10 PM so we were cutting it pretty close because we arrived around 9:40!
The restaurant is located in a shopping center:
As we were getting out of the car, Christine and Ken asked if we were sure this place was the restaurant we wanted to go to. Too late to get back in the car and find another restaurant…everything in West Hartford closes too early!
We started off with the baby spinach salad with bacon and mushrooms:
The pizzas all sounded really good but I read a review saying we should definitely get the seasonal pies. We liked the sound of two of the three specialty pies so we asked if we could get both specialty pies –
Pollo Al Rosmarino – White pie with herb roasted chicken, provolone, crimini mushroom, and a roasted garlic and rosemary puree and the other half, Polpettina – Red pie with smoked mozzarella, handmade meatball, roasted red pepper, and fresh basil:
Adam was very excited to take his first slice:
And I started with both:
Both were very good; crispy crust (they have at least six ovens back there!) and very interesting toppings. The rosemary puree added a lot of flavor to the chicken pizza, my preferred half of the pie. Both were very good but the chicken was just slightly better (a little fresher flavor). I liked the roasted red peppers on the red side of the pie but the meatballs didn’t have enough flavor.
If you dine in, you get free Italian ice for dessert:
Yum! At the wedding, we ran into Kristen’s friends that grew up in West Hartford – their parents get pizza from Harry’s Bishops’ Corner all the time! A good place for pizza if you’re in West Hartford but not worth a special trip out there. Luckily, it was on our way to Maine!