Portland House of Pizza located at 1459 Washington Avenue in Portland, Maine, is a pretty darn good place to eat. Opened in 1988, the restaurant started with a small location and a small menu. As their clientele increased, they soon found it necessary to move a couple of doors down the street to their current, larger location.
The restaurant can accommodate up to 70 diners on site, and they do a large takeout business. It's a clean and comfortable place to eat. You place your order at the counter and pick it and take it to your table when your number is called.
Mr. Eva chose to have a Genoa Italian Sandwich. This came with Genoa salami, provolone cheese, tomatoes, onions, peppers, pickles, olives, and shredded lettuce loaded into a fresh, crispy roll. (He actually would call this a Hoagie; in his book, an Italian sandwich does not have lettuce.) He said it was good, but he wished he hadn't asked them to skip the oil, because it seemed a little dry.
To me, eating pizza is like having sex; there's no such thing as a bad one--just some are better than others. This, while maybe not the absolute best pizza I've ever had, it certainly was a cut way above better than most. They make their dough fresh every day and stretch it fairly thin with a nice crunchy ridge around the outside. They don't skimp on sauce, either! (Some places just use a hint of sauce, which I find annoying. The pizza sauce is one of the best parts of the pizza. ) Lots of mozzarella and cheddar cheese with pepperoni on top made for a very tasty pie!
If you aren't in the mood for pizza, there is a variety of choices on the menu, including salads, pasta, many sandwich choices, and calzones. I wouldn't hesitate to visit again and try some of the other menu items I saw.
We left Portland House of Pizza with full bellies and a happy feeling! If you would like to visit their website, check out their menu, etc., click here.
Note: I was not compensated for this review; we paid for our meal and the opinions expressed are mine and Mr. Eva's only.