DellaVentura’s pizza in Greer is worth the wait.

by Jami Mullikin on March 4, 2012

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Dellaventura’s is a true dough-throwing pizzeria masked behind the facade of an Italian eatery.

I draw the live by pizza by the slice. If a restaurant serves pizza only in the round, I say that is an Italian restaurant. If they sell it by the slice, I call it a pizzeria. I was pleased to see they sell slices at dinner and that got me more excited to give it a try but we decided to order a whole pie to guarantee it was fresh.

We had been two times in previous years but I could not recall the specifics of our experience other than the last time it was really hot inside, probably due in part to the open kitchen. A good sign was there was a short line at the door, this usually means it’s worth the wait.

We ordered a half pepperoni and half sausage, sundries tomato and feta cheese — that is what I call Her Side, but it sounds like a pretty good combo. The pizza looked delicious and the first bite was packed full of flavor. They call it New York style but the crust is a medium build with smaller slices so I consider it more of a local or family-style recipe. The sauce is thick with a mild herb in the mix and the cheese was nice and golden and a good balance with the sauce. So much so, that the sauce and cheese blend for a great flavor combination that complement each other very well. The pepperoni was large, fresh and packed a good punch.

I give it two thumbs up!

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