If I were able to give Engine No. 6 more than five stars I would in a heartbeat and I wish we would have found it sooner. I have always heard ads on the radio about this place but never thought to visit it until we saw a notice that they were serving Gluten Free pizza. The day after we found this out my daughter, who has Celiac's, went to try it.....it was such a pleasure to see her come home gleaming and not being able to find the words to describe this pizza after not being able to eat pizza, pasta, etc. for the past 2 years. After I went down the following day with her, I was hooked. The gluten free pizza and breadsticks were just to die for. They can make any of their pizza's gluten free, for about an extra $2, which is well worth the price. My other daughter tried one of their grinders, it was so fresh and delicious, i understand their bread is delivered daily. Be aware this is mostly a take-out, and there are very few tables. Their take out business is always busy and it does take a little longer to make the GF pizza's etc but it worth the wait. Marcel has been a lifesaver and really takes pride in his work and is constantly asking if everything is ok.......I think we have become 'part of the family' with the amount that we frequent Engine No. 6.
Is it really anything special? No, but the greek dude that works there used to tell my mom to visit Greece. "many beautiful beaches, archictecture, beautiful men, you like..". That is funny. Other cultures are funny. Also, the lady (his daughter? wife?) is very sweet and she has nice eyes. Lately a nephew or something has been working there, and they seem to also be dealing with a parent going through the later stages of life, with all the stresses that can bring to a family. I love the Ms. Pacman cabaret arcade machine, one of your classic arcade titles. What else would you really choose? Street Fighter 2? Good point, but it might still be just a pinch out of place, thematically, in a restaurant. I love the warmth of the sun on my back in the window corner, and the bullethole that's been there for years and years and years. Sometimes, America, you are alright. This is my second choice, overrall, in Norwich.
I just moved to CT in September, and Asylum St Pizza is by far my favorite sub shop (so far). Bread is fresh, and the staff is wicked nice (I'm from Massachusetts) . I was disappointed today though, there is no excuse for orange/yellow lettuce at the beginning of the business day. (There's really no excuse ever) Clearly they used last night's left over lettuce in my sub. I will continue to go back as I do not let one bad experience color my opinion. But two strikes and I might have to continue my search for a sub shop. I like consistency in my favorite places :)