Going to the Cheesecake Factory is pretty much a guaranteed thing when I go downtown to the Seattle / Bellevue, Washington area. I must admit, though it is one of my favorite places to eat, they are pretty inconsistent, and I’ve had some good times and bad times, but never bad enough to never come back. They usually do something to make it up to me.
The Cheesecake Factory has a huge menu, something that I don’t normally like because it makes it so hard to choose sometimes. But I guess it also keeps me coming back for more.
I ordered a Raspberry Lemonade, Ricotta and Italian Sausage pizzette, the Chicken Bellagio, and the Pineapple Upsidedown Cheesecake which my friend had been looking for for a while, but is only there sometimes. Of course we started off with the bread and some butter. My drink came, and isn’t as good as I thought it would be. I think I like freckled lemonade better than this. It was a bit too sour for my liking. My little pizza came. It was ricotta, mozarella cheese, and some italian sausage here and there on a rectangled shaped pizza, maybe a flatbread? I really liked this pizza, and the ricotta made it really good and gooey. The italian sausage was good too, but a little to sparse. I wish there was more meat! But still I’d order it again, as I think it was only $5. Really good.
The chicken Bellagio was two pieces of chicken breaded and fried served on top of a bed of pesto spaghetti. On top of the chicken was prosciutto, and arugala. This dish was OK. The chicken had a nice crispy skin, and still moist. But the arugala on top was not dressed with anything, and the prosciutto was thicker than I like. I actually didn’t eat the prosciutto because it was tough to cut, I like it thinner. The chicken was good, and so was the pasta. Though, the bottom of my dish was covered in a lot of extra olive oil. I’m not sure if I would recommend this dish. I’m surprised I actually finished my plate. I usually don’t because the portions are really big.
For dessert I got the pineapple cheesecake which is a rare find. He said it was actually back for a limited time, so I had to try it because my friend said it was really good. And it was pretty good, but not the best cheesecake I’ve ever had. I split it with a few friends because I was way too full already, but needed to try the cheesecake. In the end I had an enjoyable time here. The waiter was attentive, and we had all had a good time, and the price isn’t too bad.
401 Bellevue Sq
Bellevue, WA 98004-5002