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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BP March 31, 2012 at 1:12 am

The two best pizzerias I’ve found in the Greenville area are Two Guys (the White Pie) in Simpsonville and the prosciutto pie at Vito’s in Greer (in the same shopping center as the Bilo down on Wade Hampton near the Wal Mart). Vito is a fat guy from Milan. Fat guys from Milan really know how to make pizza. The crust always comes out with the perfect amount of char. ‘Nuff said.

If you have a little more time and want to get slightly out of town, the best pizza in the surrounding area, hands down, is at The Flat Rock Village Bakery.

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Jami Mullikin July 3, 2012 at 2:31 am

Two Guys is the bomb. I haven’t made it to Vito’s yet but we have some new spots popping up that are worth a shot: Jon’s in Mauldin and Vic’s downtown. Give them a shot.

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