April 1, 2017 |

Destinations: Delaware

By Denise Greer


A Look at Pizzerias in Delaware

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The Wood Fired Pizza Shop

The family-owned business began as a wood-burning oven on the back of a 1956 flat-bed truck in 2010 before opening its brick-and-mortar location in 2014. The shop sources its produce from all natural and organic farmers in the Newark area. Dressings, desserts, Italian sausage, meatballs, and pickles are made in house. A special brunch menu includes a mimosa, bloody Mary, breakfast pizza and the French Toast Pizza with egg, half-and-half, bread crumbs, cinnamon, sugar, shredded mozzarella and choice of maple or peanut butter glaze ($12). The pizza menu features a few seasonal pizzas, like the Winter Warrior with kale, chickpea purée, mushrooms, pancetta, Gruyere and mozzarella ($15.25). Its All-Stars pizza menu highlights the Artie with a mix of chopped spinach and artichoke, Parmesan, roasted garlic olive oil and shredded mozzarella ($10.75).

140 E. Cleveland Ave, Newark
wfpshop.com


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Half Full

This cozy pizza spot is situated in Lewes’ historic downtown. Half Full has a successful beverage program that offers craft beer, cocktails and wine that includes sparkling wine flights. Its pizza menu features Not Your Average Pepperoni, topped with a roasted tomato sauce, thin-sliced spicy soppressata and extra mozzarella ($11). Other specialty pies include the Spinach Salad pizza (baby spinach, Applewood-smoked bacon, roasted red pepper, Roma tomato, red onion and balsamic  for $13) and the Saltimbocca pizza with prosciutto, Italian sausage, fresh sage, capers and a roasted tomato sauce ($14).

125 2nd St., Lewes
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Pizza by Elizabeths

The elegant interior pays tribute to “the glamour of Elizabeths past to present, vintage to modern and European nobility to old Hollywood.” Its name also pays homage to owners Elizabeth LeRoy and Elizabeth Snyder. The menu boasts a dozen salads, like the Seafood Salad with field greens, shrimp, crab, chopped tomatoes, artichoke hearts, bacon and a creamy Dijon dressing ($14.25). Sixteen famous Elizabeths grace its pizza menu. The Queen features a creamy mushroom duxelles sauce, white chicken chunks and chives ($15.25). Taylor is topped with goat cheese, rosemary onion sauté, sun-dried tomatoes, Parmesan, basil and black olives ($17.50).

3801 Kennett Pike, Wilmington
pizzabyelizabeths.com


ON THE RADAR

 

DiMeo’s Pizzaiuoli Napulitani, Wilmington
Dimeospizza.com

Café Sitaly, North Wilmington
Cafesitaly.com

Mr. P’s Pizza, Lewes
Mrppizza.com

Nicola Pizza, Rehoboth Beach
Nicolapizza.com

Ciao Pizza Trolley Square, Wilmington
Ciaopizzatrolleysquare.com

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