Scene: Verdi is a pretty small place on the end of a strip mall. It has some outdoor seating but it was too cold. A family occupied a long table in the middle, which added a good positive vibe to our dinner. Three generations at one table; very nice. We were seated next to the beer fridge, which had a small, but solid selection of beers and sodas. The guy talked us in to a Birra Moretti--a favorite of his and ours! A few Italian looking prints added to a very positive ambiance. Just as our pizza arrived the guy (manager, owner, we don't know) talked us in to a second round. We could not refuse.
The Pie:Crust- Plenty of seasoning and garlic salt make it flavorful. It is also foldable in the NYC Style. We liked the chewiness. It wasn't perfect though. They should have left it in the oven a touch longer to brown it up just a little more. With just a little more crispness this pie would be truly top notch.
Sauce- Understated next to the other toppings but filled with oregano and seasonings.
Cheese- Evenly and liberally applied. Well done next to the peps.
Peps- Oily yet delicious. Not overly salty yet flavorful. Kinda interesting. We liked em.
Overall: On its own, as a take-out pie, Verdi is solid but not amazing. Dine in and you will find it to be a hidden treasure of whatever neighborhood this is--we don't know. Families, awesome manager/owner dude, good beverage selections, and a very nice atmosphere all add to the pizza experience giving it a 5/5 pies. Excellent place.