It is always such a pleasure to see the passion and love that John Arena puts into his business and pizza in general. I love following his adventures on Facebook and watching him make pizza with some of the greats, or adventure to Italy with a super elite pizza crew.
He was so welcoming once again when our crew stopped by on the pizza crawl during the week at the Pizza Expo in Vegas. We were wowed by the garlic knot meatball sliders (irresistible video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdC_TnjJr_k). Love the pinched sausage goodness, and the sweetness in the sauce on the plain pie.
Meatball Sliders, Cheese slice, BEER!
Greasy cheesy lunch slice from Portofino. Nothing special, just loaded with cheese and sauce Not a lotta flavor in the crust either. At least I got to share it with my friend Anton! (Miss you Anton!)
We really enjoyed sharing a massive slice of pizza from Vinnie Van Go-Go’s when we visited Savannah a while back! Surprised with how awesome it tasted… Light amount of cheese was a welcome combinations… I was surprised since I love lots of cheese. Overall a nice experience and we took our slice outside to enjoy in the courtyard!
Pepperoni and onion slice (split into two)
Nom Nom charrrr
Souvenir photo with the sign!
Cash-only sign on the wall
I loved my visit to NYC and was so glad to see Michelle and Elissa! Good times. We ordered some fancy shmancy pies along with our wine and cheeses.
Homemade delicious bread (Truccione Sare) kicked off our meal with a fresh ricotta spread. For Za we had the famous Popeye (pecorino, gruyere, mozz, spinach, black pepper, garlic) and Saltimbocca (prosciutto di parma, buffalo mozzarella, aged provolone, bechamel, demi-sec tomatoes, sage, basil, fried capers). That popeye was wild… I didn’t expect what I had tried, but overall, it was a unique combination of flavors. The Saltimbocca was quite rich and creamy, and love the tomatoes to complement the bechamel.
Glad we got to visit this spot!