Reviewers from the website Roadfood.com recently stopped by Harry's Bishops Corner, and after sampling the restaurant's Fra Diavolo pizza, they pronounced the sizeable, if pricey, pizza "worth every penny."
"Connecticut is packed with Roadfood-worthy pizzerias. The bar has been set awfully high. Can it be possible that Harry's Bishop's Corner clears that bar? With room to spare, based on the Fra Diavolo pie we recently enjoyed," stated the review on Roadfood.com.
Reviewers Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle, who visited Harry's on Oct. 4, described the Fra Diavolo, which is a white pizza with toppings of caramelized onions, intensely sweet roasted tomatoes, chopped shrimp, tiny bay scallops, and pancetta, as "a well-thought-out and perfectly constructed pie."
A sprinkling of tarragon provided a "final stroke of brilliance," said the Bilmes and Boyle, who also appreciated the Fra Diavola's drizzle of pepper-infused oil and the thin well-seasoned crust.
They also enjoyed the complementary lemon sorbet at the conclusion of the meal.
According to its website, Roadfood.com originated in 2000 as a "website devoted to finding the most memorable local eateries along the highways and back roads of America."
Roadfood's reviewers, who volunteer their time, travel throughout the country, tasting and pronouncing opinions about local, non-chain, non-franchised restaurants. "Roadfood," according to the organization's website, is definted as "great regional meals along highways, in small towns and in city neighborhoods."
Roadfood.com also plots each restaurant that has been reviewed on a map, so that those traveling in the area can take the opportunity to sample the best and most characteristic of local fare.
The mission, according to Roadfood.com, is to "lead the way to: great local color; the best regional specialties; and unforgettable diners, celestial barbecue, and four-star pig-outs galore!"