Review: Larger Than Life
Not even the economy can shrink the portions over at Brooklyn Bridge Italian Restaurant. Everything is still very much the way I remember it ten years ago. Pizza slices are still as large as ever. The inside has undergone some updating, no longer a shabby hole in the wall (contrary to internet pictures), but now a cozier, smaller and upper-scale themed Olive Garden.
The food here is good and reasonably priced. Splitting hairs, the caesar salad dressing barely qualifies as caesar and could use more kick, and the raviolis are cut into unusual half-moons, albeit tasty. The Porcino pizza, while monstrous, lacks flavor despite toppings of pesto, sundried-tomatoes, mushrooms and gorgonzola cheese. It’s more bread than anything.
But this is all still how I remember Brooklyn Bridge from way back when: not great or subpar, but large and filling. Kudos to them for staying in business this long.
1779 Kirby Pkwy
Memphis, TN 38138