I was excited to see a new pizza place go up in the Summit Crossing shopping center in Lee's Summit. I have worked in Lee's Summit for 5 years now and I find the lunch choices to be pretty bad. Unless you like chain food or fast food, you're better off bringing your own lunch. Then I saw this big, bold sign pop up saying Spin Neapolitan Pizza and I thought, finally something different.
I checked out their website www.spinpizza.com and was even more intrigued. The pizza and sandwich selections looked good and different. I wanted to try a pizza and see if they were anywhere close to resembling a true pizza from Napoli, but the Roasted Chicken Sausage Panini was what got my attention. For $6.95, you get a grilled sandwich with sausage, white bean spread, onion fig marmalade and Asiago cheese. They even give you your choice of a salad. I called in the order and picked it up.
The restaurant is large and open. The kitchen is right there for all the world to see and the staff were all pleasant. I paid for my food, received the bag and headed back to my office.
The salad was a nice sized Caesar with Romaine and lots of little crunchy homemade croutons. The dressing was a little on the oily side, not creamy, but the flavor was good and not fishy. The sandwich was a big disappointment though. It was grilled perfectly and actually quite large for the price. The sausage was thinly sliced and every time you took a bite a big ol' piece came out of the sandwich. It seemed that all the pieces were the skin of the sausage, not too appetizing. The onion fig marmalade(which is the reason I ordered the sandwich), was pretty lackluster. And if I had not looked at the menu again while typing this, I would have to say that the bean spread was nonexistent.
With all that said, I will go back and try the pizza. I try not to be too judgemental on a first visit, but that pizza better be pretty outstanding to get me there for a third visit. They are located at 1808D NW Chipman Rd. Lee's Summit, MO 64081 816-246-7746. They also have an Overland Park location and one that will open in Olathe this Spring.