Strombolis at Rockhouse Pizza in Robards, Ky are even better than ever – which is really saying something, because they’ve always been ridiculously delicious!
In a previous Rockhouse Pizza (Robards) Review, I extolled the many mouth-watering virtues of their perfect pizza. Amazingly enough, some of the best pizza I’ve found in Kentucky can be enjoyed in tiny little Robards at Rockhouse Pizza. That always blows my mind – as it thrills my taste buds.
Because of the outstanding pizza, I find it difficult to ever order anything BUT pizza, but I have always enjoyed sampling strombolis when my husband orders one. He’s nearly as obsessed with strombolis as I am pizza, so he orders one every time we’re there.
On this particular trip, he convinced me to order a stromboli as well. As part of my brain was saying, “But… PIZZA…,” another part (under the numbing influence of Benadryl), just said, “Okey Dokey. Stromboli it is.” Besides, I knew their strombolis were always fantastic. He also ordered an order of bread sticks with cheese and marinara sauce as an appetizer.
The bread sticks came out first and, as you can see from the picture, they looked almost as delicious as they tasted. Perfectly perfect might be the best way to describe them. At that moment in time, I declared them the best bread sticks I’ve ever had and even now (several days later), I haven’t thought of any bread sticks that have ever been better. They were fresh, soft, buttery, flavorful, and were a wonderful experience all by themselves! On a scale of 1-10? They blew right past 10.
The strombolis came out not long after the knock out bread sticks. I let them know they had a lot to live up to because their “opening act” had rocked my world off its axis. As I eyed the stromboli as I slid it onto my plate, I had a feeling it was up to the challenge.
I was right. I was SO right.
As I said, their strombolis have always been amazing, but my husband and I agreed that they’re even better than before. The “veggie” stromboli before was simply cheesy – delicious, mind you, but really very little more than cheese, Heavenly bread, and sauce. The Veggie Stromboli, now, is filled with the same delicious cheese and sauce but also has a fantastic mixture of veggies. The stromboli with sausage was also out of this world. Every aspect of Rockhouse Pizza’s strombolis are amazing, but (like their uncommonly good bread sticks), I think their real secret is their fresh and fabulous dough. The bread is just ridiculously delicious.
It’s kind of ironic that we ended up going to Rockhouse Pizza Saturday because one of my daughters and I were talking just last week about some of our favorite Kentucky Restaurants to eat in – the ones who’s ambiance made us feel the most comfortable and relaxed. The restaurants that we simply enjoyed being in the most. Rockhouse Pizza was one of the ones I named. I simply enjoy eating there, plain and simple. Sure, the UK Wildcats memorabilia doesn’t hurt.
It’s a relaxed, comfortable setting with large tvs featuring sports and memorabilia expressing love for the state of Kentucky and its University of Kentucky Wildcats.
No wonder I love it, it reminds me of home.
The servers are always more than friendly and seem to be delighted when you walk through the door. While you’re there, it’s obvious that their number one goal is to make sure you have a perfect visit. That’s one of the things I love most about these “off the beaten path” Kentucky restaurants. The friendliness is just unsurpassed.
The only suggestion I’d make when it comes to these amazing strombolis is a tiny, tiny one: the addition of Ruffled Chips on the side. I’d love to see Rockhouse Pizza serve a side of chips with their strombolis – even if they were an option that cost an extra dollar or so. A lot of other places serve strombolis with Ruffled chips on the side and I’ve gotten pretty spoiled to the arrangement. Strombolis and Ruffeled chips go together like bread sticks and marinara sauce. You really don’t know what you’re missing until the chips suddenly aren’t there. They, honestly, add a lot to the stromboli experience.
Because the strombolis are always SO great (and as I said, they were even better than ever this time!), we always order extra to bring home with us. They always warm up beautifully for lunch the next day. I bought a bag of Ruffles at the store and had them along with our warmed up strombolis the next day.
I love everything about Rockhouse Pizza – the food, friendliness, atmosphere… even the beautiful drive to Robards from Owensboro. Any time you get a chance to get off the beaten path and experience the beautiful hills and farmland of Kentucky, go for it. Especially if your drive leads you to some of the best pizza, strombolis, and bread sticks you’ve ever had in your life.
Yes, in Robards.
Read another Rochouse Pizza in Robards, Ky Review on Genuine Kentucky.
EDIT 3/25/2015: You may have noticed that there aren’t any Rockhouse reviews on Genuine Kentucky rectently – like a lot of favorite restaurants, I had to stop going as soon as I had to start eating gluten/wheat free. BUMMER! They’re still in business and they’re still amazing. I have it on very good authority that they might just be more delicious than ever. Like I said… BUMMER! – Joi
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