Bob and I had dinner tonight at Pizzeria 712 and I have one word to say – YUM! My dad sent me an email asking if we had ever eaten there because USA Today named it one of the best pizza places in the country! WOW! So we wanted to try it out. It is located at 320 South State Street, Suite 147. Cute place, nice atmosphere. The hostess and wait staff were awesome, friendly and totally willing to make recommendations or explain anything on the menu, so if you are a little intimidated by the menu, just ask! Our waiter told us that the menu changes frequently because they like to use fresh, local ingredients. Who doesn’t want to support that? We got there right at 5:00 when they opened and when we left around 6:30, the place was packed with more people waiting outside. Here’s what we ate:
We started with a meatball appetizer which was to die for! I can honestly say that I think it was the best meatball I’ve ever eaten in my whole life! My only complaint is that there were 5 meatballs and 2 of us. We compromised and cut the 5th one in half but we both wanted to eat the whole thing!
Next they brought us hummus and pitas. I’ll be honest, I skipped the hummus and used the pitas to mop up the sauce left over in the meatball dish but Bob said the hummus was good.
And now the pizza! We ordered the homemade sausage, fennel, roasted pepper, tomato sauce and mozzarella pizza; it was so good! The tomato sauce has a bit of a kick or bite to it and the flavor combo was awesome. Can’t wait to go back and try another one.
And of course dessert! We had apple and pecan crisp with vanilla ice cream made with local apples from Allred Orchards. Now for those of you who know me well, you know that I prefer chocolate to all other desserts and most of the time will refuse dessert if it isn’t chocolate but this was so yummy! They did have a German Chocolate Cake which we’ll try another time.
So check out Pizzeria 712 for a night of great food! They have a website (www.pizzeria712.com) and a blog (www.pizzeria712.blogspot.com) if you’d like to take a look at those before you try it out but Penny and Bob give it 2 thumb’s up! 🙂