Wood-burning ovens have been favored for pizzas ever since the realization that paper-burning ovens were the reason crusts tasted like legal pads. Savor a superior slice with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of wood-fired pizza and bistro fare at Café Eccell in College Station.
Dark wood and flaxen-hued walls surround the scents and savors of wood-fired pizzas, creative pastas, and locally sourced steaks at Café Eccell. Disks of dough hand-forged daily, such as the rustic italian-sausage pizza ($15) or margherita pizza ($13), emerge from the wood-fired oven with a smoky flavor and encyclopedic knowledge of campfire songs. Opportunities for fork-finagling can be found in the seafood linguine, which suffuses shrimp and salmon with tomato-garlic butter on a bed of saffron linguine ($19), and in the 12-ounce USDA Prime rib eye, fetched from local purveyor Ruffino Meats and draped in herb butter ($25). Paying homage to the traditional garb worn on their annual apricot hunts, strawberries disguise themselves in an apricot glaze and hide out in an almond-lace cookie shell lined with Belgian chocolate in Café Eccell’s strawberry tart ($7).
It was AWESOME. The combination of sides and the dressing and the textures was mindblowing.Abhi, Urbanspoon, 4/3/10
Needless to say, if it wasn't for the food, the service alone has encouraged me to come again.Abheek S., Yelp, 1/30/11
101 Church Ave.
College Station, Texas 77840Get Directions