- Garett Fisbeck
- Mt. Etna at the Saucee Sicilian in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, May 27, 2015.
Open your mouth and eat these balls.
Nonnas meatballs that is. She hand-rolls them and serves them in a marinara sauce bursting with flavor, waiting to explode in your mouth.
Outside The Saucee Sicilian, the roving food truck manned primarily by Gannon Mendez and his mother, Nonna (aka Priscilla Jones), youre promised not just a good pizza but probably a few salty jokes, too. They like to have a good time.
The truck theyve constructed is a party on wheels. Tables on three sides fold down. Big, flat-screen TVs are built into the back and emerge from the sides. Theres a roof, too, in case the weather starts ... weathering.
But even if there were none of those amenities, Id still make it a point to find The Saucee Sicilian because it makes a heckuva pie.
Not every food truck should have appetizers because not every food truck is pleasant to hang around for a full meal. But the focaccia ($4) and sauce and balls ($5) are the kinds of dishes Id gobble up in any Italian restaurant.
Fresh, right-from-the-oven bread is an intoxicating luxury. Paired with Nonnas fall-apart meatballs, its a winner every time.
But lets not act like youre not getting a pizza. Stop it. Stop acting. You are not good at it. You make Frank Stallone look like Sylvester Stallone with your terrible acting. So stuff your face with 8 inches of Capizzi ($9) instead.
A Neapolitan-style pizza, the Capizzi is cooked fresh when you order and comes topped with roasted red peppers, ricotta and mozzarella and big cloves of sweet, roasted garlic. My recommendation (on this and every other pizza) is to get the chili oil as well. Mamma mia that chili oil! It has a burst of flavorful heat I cant resist.
As a big fan of meats, I am also a big fan of the Noto and the Tusa (both $9.50).
- Garett Fisbeck
- Nonna prepares focaccia at the Saucee Sicilian in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, May 27, 2015.
The Noto starts with red sauce and adds hot soppressata (think pepperonis fancier cousin) and Nonnas meatballs, garlic and basil.
The Tusa swaps out the meatballs for Italian sausage and piles on hot capicola (think hams fancier cousin), mushrooms and chili oil.
The Saucee Sicilian also makes its own pesto. What is pesto? Its heaven if it was green and made with basil. One of the best showcases for it is on the Mt. Etna ($9.50). In the middle is red sauce, then mozzarella, then pesto. Roasted garlic villagers run from the flavor eruption, but they wont get far. You will eat them.
[moment of silence]
Are you my friend Rob, who tries to order pepperoni pizza at Starbucks? Good news, Rob! The Catania ($9) is a pepperoni pizza with basil. Its a pretty tasty pepperoni pizza. You dont have to get any other cool flavors, like caramelized onion or artichokes, Rob. You can just have this thing, which is a better version of the thing you always order everywhere.
- Garett Fisbeck
- Gannon Mendez prepares a pizza at the Saucee Sicilian in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, May 27, 2015.
You can also get it if youre not Rob. The staff wont ID you or anything.
Do you still have room for more food? Liar! You are full. Terrible acting, but Ill play along.
If you crave something sweet, the Buona Vita ($6) is a calzone filed with smores. Yes. Chocolate. Marshmallows. Covered in powdered sugar. It absolutely will get on your clothes, but you wont care.
The Saucee Sicilian isnt just the best pizza you can get from a food truck; its some of the best pizza in the city. Seek it out. Buy a pie already. Have a seat around back and watch a game. They like to have a good time, and you probably will, too.
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