Adventures in Eating & Cooking

Mediocre Food at D.P. Dough

Calzone Close-Up

Steff and I went on a bit of a night adventure around UPenn’s campus yesterday after a failed attempt to get free food on our own campus. (Long story short, the event was postponed due to weather forecast of a snowstorm that didn’t even come.)

Since our stomachs were still empty from disappointment, we went to D.P. Dough Philly on a Groupon deal. The guy at the counter was really nice to us, and let me pay the 11 cents extra in pennies. We each got a calzone and split an order of breadsticks.


The breadsticks were warm and doughy but pretty plain. They lacked flavor, salvaged by only a hint of garlic. The marinara sauce that came with the order had an artificial canned taste that neither Steff nor I liked. However, we both approved of the garlic butter sauce, using it generously on the breadsticks.

Strike Zone

I got the Strike Zone, which includes breaded eggplant, spinach, garlic, mozzarella and ricotta. I didn’t taste the ricotta and garlic as much, which was a bit disappointing, but the overall calzone was alright. It was still rather bland in my opinion, and I wasn’t sure if the lack of flavor was worth the 800 calories I could be gaining from Pizza Hut. I can’t say that I didn’t enjoy the food, but I can’t really say I enjoyed it either. I’ve heard that the meat option calzones are a lot better, so I might give the Buffer Zone (buffalo chicken) a try next time, but it’s not something I would go out of my way for.

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This entry was posted on February 3, 2011 by in Philly: University City and tagged , , , , , , , , .
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