ORDER: 2 slices of 10" Cheeseburger, 2 slices of 10" Margherita
PIZZA REPORT: At Croma, what you see is what you get, but what you see is weird! On the recommendation of our waiter, I ordered a cheeseburger pizza and, sure enough, I got exactly that. It was loaded with ground beef, lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese, and even pickles. The tomato sauce served as the ketchup as I tricked my pizza-expecting stomach by delivering cheeseburger-tasting food. Fortunately, for everyone involved, my stomach loves cheeseburgers. It loves pizza-tasting pizza as well. The other Croma pizza I had satisfied that desire. It was a Margherita. This was a more traditional choice and looked and tasted along those lines. The fresh mozzarella cheese did gravitate towards the center a bit as the outer crust rose in the imported European oven, but not too far. I was impressed the crust remained so firm beneath the weight of the cheese and sauce. Both crusts were particularly nice, both aesthetically and in texture. Appearance-wise, both pizzas looked picture perfect, taste-wise, I prefer the novelty of the weird one.
ATMOSPHERE: Swanky, trendy, hip, and tasty, Croma is situated on Newbury Street, one of the more popular streets in Boston. It's lined with shops, outdoor cafes, and hipsters. Croma fits right in. It's got a metallic sign in a retro font, classic white table cloths, well dressed wait staff, food fusions galore, sparkling clean interior, and a multitude of vegetarian options all at a price that is likely a couple dollars more than its worth. It's hip and fun. If you want to 'mix it up' a little and go to a unique place in the heart of Boston, Croma is for you, dude.
VERDICT: 3 out of 5
MISC.: Rachel Ciprotti and I talked about the sense of smell and being in the closet.