D.P. Dough North_Pleasant_Street


D.P. Dough









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D.P. Dough




 Amherst Center

Food 37/60


Attitude 8/10



Mon-Thurs 4pm - 2am;
Fri-Sat 4pm - 3am;
Sun 4pm - 1am

96 N. Pleasant St.
(413) 256-1616

Bar: None
Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AmEx
Reservations: Accepted

Vegetarian-friendly. Food after llpm. Delivery


This take-out joint has a clearly identified, well-targeted demographic: hungry night-owl students. Hawking reasonably sized calzones at low prices from 4pm until the wee hours of the morning, D.P. Dough is a reliable supplier of late-night carbohydrates.

Provided that one has a high tolerance for cringe-inducing "Zone" puns utilizing the second syllable of D.P.'s specialty, it is entirely possible to find a decent calzone on the somewhat redundant menu (after a while, the endless permutations of cheeses, breaded chicken, and sauces begin to resemble a probability exam). The key is hot sauce. Some of D.P.'s most popular "Zones," like the Buffer Zone (as in, we hate to point out, "buff"-alo wing) and chicken fajita (breaded chicken, jalapenos, black olives, onions, hot sauce, and Cheddar), include this magic ingredient. Good move. Without it, a D.P. calzone is mostly just dough and grease-especially since the marinara sauce is awkwardly spiced, and not ideal as a dipping sauce for some of the more complicated offerings-even if a veteran of calzones elsewhere might have come to rely on the trusty marinara for flavor. Case in point: the "Passing Zone." Would you want marinara sauce on a calzone stuffed with vegetables and ranch dressing? (If you answered "no," proceed to the next question: would you want a calzone stuffed with vegetables and ranch dressing?)

Even if D.P. Dough is not superlative in any way, though, you can fill up decently, especially if you pass on the marinara and choose wisely (in this case, spicily). More importantly in this case, you can fill up late-- and without emptying your wallet. And D.P.'s staff is professional and accommodating. But if you're searching for taste alone, keep in mind that Pinocchio is just a phone call away

Review from The Menu by Robin Goldstein and Clare Murumba, Used with permission.
The Menu may be purchased from Amazon.com by following the link to the left.

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