In our tireless pursuit of exceptional Italian cuisine, our culinary expedition led us to Bada Bing Pizza Co. Operating since February 28, 2022, this hidden gem resides within the Gladiolus Gateway Plaza. Unless you happen to reside in the vicinity, it’s probable that the name Bada Bing Pizza Company has yet to grace your ears.
The ambiance exudes a welcoming and cozy rustic charm, enveloping guests with a sense of warmth. The proprietors dedicatedly crafted the tables and much of the adornment, adding a personal touch to the establishment. Inside, multiple televisions provide entertainment, while outdoor tables adorned with umbrellas invite patrons to bask in the open-air atmosphere. Upon entering, one approaches the counter to place an order before selecting a preferred table. The choices include elevated high-top options as well as traditional tables paired with chairs, though booths are not available.
The culinary repertoire at Bada Bing Pizza Company encompasses an enticing array of offerings such as pizza, salads, subs, calzones/stromboli, and a selection of delectable pasta dishes. During our lunchtime escapade, we embarked on a gastronomic journey beginning with the meatball appetizer—a tantalizing ensemble of two meatballs, ricotta cheese, savory sauce, and a side of bread for dipping. The meatballs proved to be a delight, while the bread acted as the perfect vessel for savoring the marinara sauce. As a discerning connoisseur of red sauces, I must admit that Bada Bing Pizza Company’s rendition is nothing short of impeccable. Often, red sauces fall victim to a lack of flavor or excessive acidity, but such concerns are absent here.
Intrigued by the tantalizing options, we simply couldn’t resist indulging in the Bada Bing Pizza—a true masterpiece. Packed with a medley of flavors, this pizza boasted a generous combination of sausage, meatballs, ham, bacon, pepperoni, sauce, and luscious mozzarella cheese. The crust, had a delightful crispness without being excessively chewy, served as the foundation for this culinary delight. It was evident that only the finest ingredients were employed, as the flavors harmoniously danced upon our taste buds. The pizza was graced with the perfect balance of sauce, further enhancing its palatability. It’s worth noting that pizza preferences are as diverse as the individuals who relish them; everyone possesses unique reasons for favoring certain pizzas. Personally, I would rate the crust an 8 out of 10 and the toppings a solid 9.
We also ventured into the realm of calzones, and we must caution you: their large size is more than sufficient to satiate four hungry diners. It’s nothing short of colossal. Remarkably, the calzone was generously filled throughout, with no disappointingly hollow ends. Bada Bing Pizza Company takes pride in utilizing top-notch cheeses, ensuring a truly gratifying experience with each mouthwatering bite.
In a memorable statement, one of the owners once expressed their philosophy, stating, “We want to do a few things well instead of a lot of things OK,” I wholeheartedly applaud their success in embodying this vision. Whether you find yourself in the Iona-McGregor area or if you simply crave an adventurous culinary escapade, I implore you to include Bada Bing Pizza Co on your list of must-try establishments. Rest assured, disappointment is not on the menu here.
Overall Rating: Bada Bing Bada Boom
Bada Bing Pizza Co
11600 Gladiolus Dr, Fort Myers, FL 33908