Friday, July 24, 2009

Wicked Fire Kissed Pizza

An average pizza joint… no way! - by Susan

Mashpee Commons already has a good selection of restaurants but Wicked Fire Kissed Pizza is more bistro than pizza place. I had trouble finding it the first time I went - it's behind Roche Bros. There is a new shell parking lot right in front of Wicked Fire Kissed Pizza, but my advice is avoid it. Park in one of the many paved areas to avoid the pot holes that are so large I lost my little car in one of them. (if you find it let me know)

I’ve eaten at Wicked a number of times and I’ve never been disappointed and I’ve had fun each time I’ve been there. As regular readers of this blog know… I have Celiac Disease and I have to eat gluten-free, which can be a challenge. The staff at Wicked is not only very friendly but they are very knowledgeable about gluten-free diets. I e-mailed them with a few questions for this article and Rob, the owner, told me he will send me an e-mail with all their gluten-free choices in it. I keep a list of Cape area restaurants and grocery stores that have gluten-free choices and will be adding the Wicked selections to that list. Please email me if you would like a free copy.

Wicked is owned by Rob and Sheri Cantania, a familiar name to Cape locals. Rob grew up in the hospitality business; his family owns the Cantania Hotel Group which manages resorts and restaurants all over the Cape (Dan’l Webster Inn, Cape Codder Resort, Hearth and Kettle). He decided it was time for a new venture and opened Wicked Fire Kissed Pizza.

Hospitality is the name of the game at Wicked: it’s a very friendly place and has a great vibe to it. I’ve sat at the bar a number of times and I’ve always met, not only the bartender, but all the people around me at the bar. Some places are just like that and, being single, I occasionally eat by myself at Wicked and I always end up making friends.

The restaurant has a nice outdoor patio, a lively bar area, and a dining room with tables and booths. You can see a TV from almost anywhere in the restaurant, however; they are not intrusive so it’s not like a sports bar. Some of the individual booths have their own TV’s (yes, they give you the remote) which is great for families with kids or sports fanatics. It’s casual too, last time I was there people were coming in from a day at the beach. Be forewarned: it can be crowded at the dinner hour and the bar is almost always packed. However they do have call-ahead seating which will shorten your wait time.

Sadly I can't eat the pizza, (I’m trying to get them to think about gluten-free pizza) but my friends tell me it’s great. They bill it as artisan pizza - many of the pies are creative and include: Lobster and brie, veggie and goat cheese, Shrimp Scampi with pesto, scallop BLT, and simple cheese for the kids. The pizza crust is made without oil so it's actually low in fat and then the pies are cooked in the 700 degree stone hearth oven in the kitchen. So the crust is exactly what I like: thin, hot, and crispy.

In keeping with the bistro theme, they have some nice appetizers (I think the only gluten-free one is shrimp) and great salads. I love the Organic Salmon and Citrus Salad - the salmon is perfectly cooked every single time. They have a number of dinner entrees too, from pasta, to cedar planked organic Salmon, to steak. You can get 5 different burgers and friends rave about the Spicy BBQ Burger. When I went with my mom, she got the Lobster Roll and loved it… it was exactly how she likes it… the lobster nice and tender, mixed with just a little mayo. It was huge and served with a large order of French fries!

They have desserts that are made daily in-house, a great wine list, a rotating selection of 12 draft beers, and fun specialty drinks. A huge plus for me about Wicked is they are as local and healthy as you can get. Almost everything in the restaurant is either local, organic, or both. The pizza dough is all organic, they have organic wine and spirits; the produce is locally grown in New England; the cheese is local; salmon is all organic; and the meats are all hormone- and antibiotic-free (they also have a full take-out menu and curbside service).

It’s a real treat; it’s a terrific night out; AND it’s moderately priced. Who could ask for more?

Wicked Fire Kissed Pizza 35 G South Street Mashpee, MA 508-477-7422

Pictures: Wicked Fire Kissed Pizza, Devin Dimeo-Ediger, and Rajiv Patel


  1. When I visited over the Fourth, we went there and the burgers were delicious! Only downfall I had was the optical illusion of the booth chair backs which made us think we had distraction from the awesome food.

  2. Would love the name of any GF pizza place in the lower Cape (the closer to EasthamWellfleet- the better). Thanks.-jp


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