Licari’s Sicilian Pizza Kitchen – Good Food, A Tad Overpriced, Still Worth It

Not long ago a new place, well a new place to me, opened up not too far from where I live called Licari’s Sicilian Pizza Kitchen on the corner of 36th Ave & Baldwin in Hudsonville. I always walked by this place, but never stopped in for food. And finally, tonight, I have. I always get a little nervous when it comes to pizza for a number of reasons.

First, quality. There are so many local, and franchised, pizza places around here that quality can take a dive from one place or another.

Second, standing out. Like the first point, there are so many pizza places around here that you need to make your pizzas stand out to get noticed.

Then there’s the repetitiveness. Sure, pizza is good, but people get sick of the same old same old pizza.

So what’s next? Answer: Licari’s.

The Staff – The staff we had tonight were friendly and helpful. Our waiter was great. Our host was great as well. So overall, the staff is on point.

Atmosphere – Being a new restaurant, the restaurant has a modern look and feel inside. They have outdoor dining options as well when weather permits. It was a bit noisy in there, but we were still able to carry on a normal conversation.

The Food – I had the Linguini Con Salsiccia E Ricotta, as pictured above. Delicious. They use an in-house homemade sausage and you could definitely tell it wasn’t something just picked up from the store’s freezer. It was good. I had pizza recently so I really was not in a pizza mood. Don’t shoot me. Next time I go there, I’ll make sure to order a pizza. However, I had a slice of my brother-in-law’s pizza and it was really good. It was Licari’s version of a Hawaiian pizza (special place in my heart for Hawaiian pizza) and it was delicious. I also felt everything we had was fresh, which also explains the cost – more on that in a moment. But before that, we have to talk about dessert! I really wish I could insert Homer’s drooling noise here but the Latte Cheesecake I had was DIVINE! 🤤

Lastly, the cost – Some things to note here: I believe they use fresh ingredients that are made in house or locally sourced. Looking at their website, they use homemade pizza doughs and sauces on their pizzas and you can definitely tell. All of this plays into cost, not to mention the Oberon I had on tap. So maybe overpriced isn’t fair. I had good food, the service was great, and I was able to enjoy a delicious meal with family and friends.

As people say, good food & good company.

PS, I apologize about the picture. I really wanted to try a bite and forgot to take a picture before I cut up the pasta. Oops!

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