Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Salvio's Serves Up Legit Pizza

It’s always rewarding to discover first-rate pizza for an affordable price, and that’s exactly what you’ll find at Salvio’s Pizzeria in Cary. In fact, the lunch specials at Salvio’s, which features New York style and gourmet pies, are among the best I’ve seen anywhere.

Where else can you go and get two hefty slices with pepperoni and a drink for just $5—including tax? What’s more, for only a quarter extra, you can enjoy one regular and one gourmet slice.

Attractive prices aside, the pizza is absolutely fantastic. Slightly charred on the bottom, the well-cooked crust is bready but not too chewy. Abundant cheese, just the right amount of sauce and fresh, flavorful toppings enhance the satisfying experience.

When it comes to must-try menu items, the popular gourmet white pizza features mozzarella and feta, Roma tomatoes, spinach and olive oil. Ranchero, another crowd-favorite, comes topped with bacon, Roma tomatoes and ranch dressing. Gourmet selections change daily, and usually five or six choices are available.

If you’re in the mood for something different, try the deep-dish Sicilian, calzone, Stromboli or pizza roll. Tempting desserts include cheesecake, cannoli, tiramisu and zepoli.

Salvio’s is a classic, cozy Italian eatery with red-and-white checked tile floor, a mix of tables and booths and order-at-the-counter service. Though its strip-mall-situated locale makes it somewhat concealed, it’s just the type of neighborhood establishment that’s worth seeking out.

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