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Jun 28, 2012

Review: Domino's - Chicken & Bacon Carbonara Artisan Pizza

Domino's Chicken & Bacon Carbonara Artisan Pizza is the latest addition to Domino's line of $7.99 Artisan-style pizzas. It's topped with a blend of marinara and alfredo sauce, pieces of grilled chicken breast, smoked bacon, mozzarella cheese, diced tomatoes, and a bit of oregano.

Rather than the egg, Domino's goes with chicken for their carbonara pizza. There were some decent sized pieces on my pizza. They were lightly seasoned, but a little dry. The cheese and sauce helped offset the dryness.

Besides mozzarella, Domino's throws in some Alfredo sauce to give the Bacon & Chicken Carbonara Artisan a little more "oomph" in the cheese department and it works.

The star of the show is the bacon though. With a mix of crispy bits and chewy bits, the bacon had a decent thickness and an intense (probably artificial not that I mind) smoky flavor that is top notch compared to what passes for bacon at the other major fast food chains. The bacon really made the pizza for me.

The diced tomatoes were very lightly sprinkled on the pizza, but added a little bit of that stewed tomato flavor when they popped up.

I'm a fan of Domino's Artisan-style pizza crust; it has a crispness that some major pizza chains lack and enough texture to keep it interesting. I prefer it over Domino's other crust options. Unfortunately, it only comes with preset toppings. No Pepperoni Artisan Pizza for me...

Out of all the Artisan-style pizzas I've sampled, my favorite is a pretty close call between this and the Spinach & Feta, but I'll give a slight nod to the Chicken & Bacon Carbonara because it has bacon!

Nutritional Info - Domino's Chicken & Bacon Carbonara Artisan Pizza
per slice, 8 per slices per pizza (76g)
Calories - 150 (from Fat - 50)
Fat - 6g (Saturated Fat - 2.5g)
Sodium - 360mg
Carbs - 18g (Sugar - 2g)
Protein - 8g


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9 comments:

  1. Yeah the no changing of any ingredients is a major point for me never to try this pizza, even though I would like to.

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  2. Unable to garner any interest in the pizza above.

    I wonder what type of offerings would be available at a pizza joint owned and operated by Chinese folks who used Chinese-type food as toppings?

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  3.  Ran across a restaurant in the midwest once that does exactly that:

    http://fongspizza.com/menu/food

    Did not eat there, but their reputation is actually quite good among the locals.

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  4. You actually found something that matched one of Obbop's crazy ideas... well done!

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  5.  Thanks!  I know... who would have thought?  ;)

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  6.  What an awesome vittles vendor.

    May have to hop a freight train and mosey up that way and dig through their dumpster.

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  7. Same here, I don't like tomatoes so I wouldn't eat this. It makes me wonder if they come already made and frozen or what as I've never seen a pizza that doesn't allow custom toppings.

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  8. Haha, that sounds pretty neat!

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  9. I work at dominos and no it's not premise dough is made there. They just are funy about toppings on the artisans not sure why lol

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