RedBrick Pizza in Altamonte Springs FL

1 8 slice rating

Posted By: MB on October 13th, 2008
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I ate a pizza at RedBrick Pizza in Altamonte Springs, FL. RedBrick Pizza seems to be a relatively new chain that has been popping up in the Central Florida area. This was the first one to open in Uptown Altamonte, and others have since opened in Sanford and in UCF.

I ate here when the restaurant first opened, but the pizza wasn’t worth returning for. Someone I was with wanted to eat here though, so I agreed to give RedBrick Pizza another try.

The last time I ate here, I had a cheese pizza which was pretty bad. This time, I figured I’d try a pizza with plenty of toppings to see if they improved the pie. I ordered their Greek Pizza, which was topped with ham, peppers, onions, kalamata olives, and feta cheese. I don’t like ham all that much, and I completely missed that part when reading the menu, but it really didn’t taste too bad on pizza. The toppings really did improve the pizza, and without them, the pizza would have been pretty bad. The crust was nice and crispy on the outer edges of the pizza, but was soggy in the center of the pie. It didn’t seem undercooked, it just seemed very damp. This wet spot caused some difficulties when pulling the slices apart. The pizzas here was really overpriced too. They started at $13 for a 14 inch pizza (the largest size offered), and went up from there. Overall, the pizza was slightly better than the average pie from Pizza Hut.

One thing I really didn’t like in here was the TVs. There was a TV and remote at just about every table. I really don’t watch TV at home, so why would I want to watch TV at a restaurant? I choose one of the few TV-free tables, but I couldn’t escape the TV’s with their blasting audio. I also noticed something kind of ironic about the name. It’s called RedBrick Pizza, but there are no bricks of any color in the restaurant. There are some red tiles on the wall, but no bricks.

The building that RedBrick pizza occupies wasn’t always here. It was once a normal strip mall before the city of Altamonte Springs rebuilt the area into Uptown Altamonte. Before the area was surrounded by highrise condos, almost exactly where RedBrick Pizza now sits, was a restaurant called Presto Pizza. Presto had the best pizza I’ve tasted in all of my time living in Florida. It was the whole New York pizza deal, with large, thin slices. Besides normal pizza, they always had the more exotic varieties like stuffed pizza, which I find difficult to get in Florida. The old strip mall slowly went out of business, and Presto was one of the last open businesses holding out here until they finally closed.¬† I haven’t found another restaurant in Florida that serves pizza on the same scale as Presto had, and RedBrick Pizza definitely doesn’t come close…

While my memories of Presto Pizza would get 8 out of 8 slices, the Greek Pizza from RedBrick Pizza gets a measly 3 out of 8 Slices.

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9 Responses to “RedBrick Pizza in Altamonte Springs FL”

  • Shannon wrote:

    22 Nov 2008 at 5:33 pm

    The oven. The oven is red brick ūüėõ

  • Your Mom wrote:

    24 Jan 2009 at 9:06 pm

    You are an idiot.

  • Diego wrote:

    19 Jun 2009 at 8:10 am

    Hello there I was reading this review and i wanted to be the first to let you know that the old Pizza Place that you were talking about Presto Pizza has re-opend at a new location.. its still the same owner as before he has just moved to Winter Springs.. The Pizza is amazing!! here is the address
    815 W. SR 434
    Winter Springs, FL 32708
    Ph: 407-695-0712

  • Sandy wrote:

    02 Aug 2009 at 11:57 pm

    Are you a liberal?

  • Diego Larenas wrote:

    20 Sep 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Yes I am happy to say that after a 7 year absence we have decided to re-open Presto Pizza.. Unfortunately as you mentioned or old location has been taken over by Red Brick Pizza. But we are now in a new location in Winter Springs and are really happy to be serving the family and friends of Winter Springs. I am also happy to say we remain a family operated business, and I can guarantee it is the same great taste as you remember!
    Our new location is
    815 W. SR 434
    Winter Springs, FL 32708
    Phone (407) 695-0712
    myprestopizza@gmail.com

    So anytime please stop by and enjoy Some Pizza, and thanks again for remembering us we are really happy to be back!

  • Diego Larenas wrote:

    21 Sep 2009 at 2:37 am

    Yes I am happy to say that after a 7 year absence we have decided to re-open Presto Pizza.. Unfortunately as you mentioned or old location has been taken over by Red Brick Pizza. But we are now in a new location in Winter Springs and are really happy to be serving the family and friends of Winter Springs. I am also happy to say we remain a family operated business, and I can guarantee it is the same great taste as you remember!
    Our new location is
    815 W. SR 434
    Winter Springs, FL 32708
    Phone (407) 695-0712
    myprestopizza@gmail.com

    So anytime please stop by and enjoy Some Pizza, and thanks again for remembering us we are really happy to be back!

  • Ulysses Marshall wrote:

    03 Oct 2011 at 4:56 pm

    After reading your review, I can correct some of the errors you encountered on your visit to this chain. I work in the Panama City Beach restaurant, the TV’s (although they can be blasted) usually have an audio control to lower the level, and i’ve also noticed them there more for kids entertainment. Seeing as how we don’t have arcades, it tends to ground the kids at the dinner table instead of having them run around the floor. RedBrick pizza does have bricks, the oven has a brick bottom, allowing the oven to reach its designated temp will then allow the ¬†bricks to retain the heat and cook the pizza thoroughly. The prices for the pizzas themselves are a little more than other pizzeria’s, this is the case because of the fresh produce and meats we have delivered on a on-call basis. As for the soggy-ness, I can only imagine they didn’t ‘squeeze’ some of the excess juices from the toppings. ie the peperoncini’s and olive’s

  • Yardworkunlimited wrote:

    25 Jun 2012 at 10:17 pm

    redbrick pizza is awesome   quit bein a wining bitch

  • sick of winers wrote:

    25 Jun 2012 at 10:20 pm

    go to mcdonalds get some tweekeers to make ur food  

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