Pizza consistently ranks as one the country’s most popular foods, with plenty of restaurants trying their hand at the iconic dish. It should then come as no surprise that Savannah has its own share of restaurants based on that circular goodness.
Located at 236 Drayton Street in the heart of downtown Savannah, Green Fire Pizza serves up fresh, organic, wood-fired, Neapolitan-style pizza. Go for a specialty pizza such as The Goodfella (fresh tomato sauce, mozzarella, fresh garlic, tri-color peppers, and sausage), and Arugula Blanco (fresh mozzarella, olive oil and garlic, prosciutto di Parma, fresh arugula and truffle oil. If you’re feeling creative, you can build your own pizza with the more than two dozen toppings to choose from.
Squirrel’s Pizza burst onto the Savannah scene in June, immediately earning the honor of the first pizzeria in the Starland District. Once you get past the name – which you’ll come to find it lives up to with the many squirrel portraits hanging in the dining area – you’ll quickly discover some of the most unique pizza the area has to offer. Squirrel’s Pizza serves up Neapolitan-inspired pies, all baked using local pecan wood. You can get your squirrel fix at 2218 Bull Street.
Also located in the Starland District, Pizzeria Vittoria Napoletana opened a little bit after Squirrel’s Pizza. Pizaerria Vittoria Napoletana, however, is situated in the new Starland Yard at 2411 DeSoto Avenue. Order the Sciliana (capers, olives, anchovies, lemon, mozzarella), the La Diavola (calabrese sausage, soppressata, Calabrian chilies, and mozzarella), or go with a classic pepperoni pizza. You shouldn’t have too much finding the pizzeria – just look for the shipping containers in the fenced in yard.
Considered by some as the barometer for pizza in Savannah, Vinnie Van Go-Go’s has built itself quite the reputation for over 25 years. The no-frills pizzeria at 317 West Bryan Street in City Market is known for its massive, thin crust pizza slices. Just remember: the pizza joint only takes cash for payment!
While technically a chain that started up in the 1970s in Atlanta, Mellow Mushroom has been a staple in downtown Savannah for years. The pizzeria’s style is inspired by local artists to create a unique, funky atmosphere. Head down to 11 West Liberty Street and enjoy your pizza with several on the craft beer options on tap.
What are you waiting for? Book your stay in Savannah now and make sure you come with an appetite for pizza!