If you don’t live in Canton or Patterson Park, you may not know about Verde — the neighborhood napoletana pizza place. In fact, you’ve probably driven by the Montford Avenue spot and didn’t even know you were missing out on some of the best pizza in the city.
The casual, upscale trattoria is perfect for a family outing or cozy date night. (Honestly, is there anything better than pizza from a woodfire oven? We didn’t think so!). But be prepared to try something other than your typical pepperoni and sausage pizza combo. The flavors might take you (or your kids) out of the usual tastebud comfort zone, but we promise the culinary adventure is well worth it!
Take the Raccolto pizza. Homemade mozzarella, honey & lemon pesto, prosciutto cotto, roasted onion, and pecorino romano. Amazing.
Meat lover? Order the Pistacchio e Salsiccia pizza. Sausage tops homemade mozzarella and fresh pistachio pesto.
Another fun option is the Uovo Blanco. Yes, we are talking about egg on your pizza. This combination is smoked bufala mozzarella with pecorino romano and prosciutto cotto topped with — fresh organic egg.
Owners Edward Bosco and Marianne Kresevich and their son Evan have worked to create an authentic Neapolitan experience for their guests. That doesn’t just mean amazing flavor combinations and premium, locally-sourced ingredients — it means offering specials and opportunities for their diners. They offer half-price pizza on Mondays until 11 PM and FREE margherita pizza for kids 10 and under on Wednesday nights. Teachers and medical field workers can also get their first tap beer or glass of wine ‘on the house’ with purchase of an entree on Wednesdays. Thursday night is date night. Book a sitter and head to Verde for a pre fixe date night men with optional wine pairing (date night even includes a voucher to a Creative Alliance show that night. Ask a server for details!).
If you’re looking to mix up pizza night, Verde is just the place to do it. They even offer delivery through GrubHub. Although we honestly wouldn’t want to pass up the opportunity to dine in-house. Like any true Italian eatery, dining at Verde is quite the experience.
Editor’s Note: All photos by Wendy Hickok, Wendy Hickok Photography.
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