A Look at Pizzerias In the United States
Cascadia Pizza Co. | Enumclaw, Washington
Co-owner Thomas Reinhard says, “Cascadia is a food-truck first company. While we now have a brick-and-mortar location and have plans for a second in the near future, we started with just a small wood-fired pizza trailer, doing catering only. Now, with two food trucks that are operating daily with events and catering, we are able to expand our brand and customer base all over the Seattle/Tacoma area.” A hot seller is The Northwestern with a garlic butter sauce base, mozzarella and provolone cheese blend, prosciutto, pear slices, and topped with fresh arugula and balsamic reduction. Cascadia rolled out its food trucks to cope with COVID-19. “We have found a lot of success bringing our food trucks to residential neighborhoods. Neighbors break out their lawn chairs and beer koozies (six feet apart, of course), enjoy some awesome wood-fired pizza, and get some much-needed social interaction during this tough time, Reinhard says. “It is really cool to be able to promote community-building with wood-fired pizza… plus, the volume is great, too!”
Monza Pizza Bar | Charleston, South Carolina
The Neapolitan shop took time to regroup when the pandemic restrictions began. It slowly rolled out a carryout program featuring the house favorites. When the restaurant had the opportunity open its in-house dining, Monza instituted a reservation-only operation and a full lineup of menu offerings, including Ciccio Pizza with ricotta, mozzarella, Pecorino, Parmigiano, garlic and chili flakes. There is also the Nazarro with tomato sauce, mozzarella, bacon and sweet red onion. Monza also offers pastas, sides and wine to go.
Del Popolo | San Francisco, California
This Bay Area hot spot built its fan base as a popular food truck. Del Popolo brought its naturally-leavened, wood-fired pizza the Nob Hill neighborhood as a brick-and-mortar location in 2015. It has received high marks from The Daily Meal’s 101 Best Pizzas for its classic margherita and its white pie with mozzarella, ricotta, basil and garlic. There is also the Potato featuring Yukon gold potatoes, red onion, fontina and rosemary. Nearly a dozen small plates accompany the pizza offerings. The Little Gem & Frisée Salad features sweet and hot peppers, Pecorino, breadcrumbs and a creamy lemon vinaigrette.