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Old 10-03-2014, 08:27 PM
 
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For those who have seen my previous posts when it comes to finding good pizza in the Greenville area know that I'm a self-proclaimed pizza snob as I had a pizzeria years ago. Since moving to the Greenville area I have yet to find good pizza and what I found to be good had me driving well over an hour to Black Mountain, NC to eat pizza.

Well...tonight, not only did I find good pizza, I also found another dish I had yet to find good around here, which is Eggplant Parmigiana. Thrilled and delighted, I found both in the same restaurant! Icing on the cake, it's in Greer!!! On Wade Hampton, where the BI-LO is alongside Arlington Rd.

I know, everyone's taste's are different, but for me this is by far the BEST PIZZA I have yet to find in the Greenville area since moving here. Finding VITO'S PIZZERIA, I have now found my local pizzeria.

The place is small, but extremely clean and well appointed. Lots of framed old Italian movie posters adorn the walls along with soccer shirts and soccer balls decorate the place. I think there was only about 8-9 booths and maybe the same amount of tables, so the place is small.

The owner, Vito, is a true Italian gentleman who said he has been in the restaurant business for about 40 years. He was extremely personable and sat down and talked to us. We ordered the Greecian Pizza. Everything was fresh, pizza came out piping hot, and it was crisp and delicious. My bf tried the Tizio Delight Stromboli, not a big Stromboli person myself, but fresh & good as well.

I asked if they made their eggplant parm fresh there and he said they did. This is something I've had a hard time finding around here as well. He went and made us a piece to try and I have to say, that is most definitely what I will be ordering next time. It was made just how I like it and remembered from one of my favorite restaurants that closed about 20 years ago down in Miami. It's not that battered, fried and thin slice frozen stuff you find at most places, that's for sure!

I wish their menu was on line, though I think there may be one on FB, but I don't do FB, so that is one downfall for those like me who don't succumb to the FB trend.

I did scan a little of the menu for anyone interested.

Again, everyone has different tastes, so I can't say Vito's is for everyone, but for me, it's a gem of a find!!!

And NO, I do not work or have any personal connection to this place, just one new and happy customer!
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Old 10-03-2014, 08:33 PM
 
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Default Vito's Pizza, Subs and Pasta, Collins Corner, 14166 East Wade Hampton Boulevard, Greer, South Carolina 29651-1554

I have been looking for a good pizza restaurant. I have passed by Vito's numerous times without dining there yet. I should give it a try.

How thick is the Sicilian crust?
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Old 10-03-2014, 09:29 PM
 
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I have been looking for a good pizza restaurant. I have passed by Vito's numerous times without dining there yet. I should give it a try.

How thick is the Sicilian crust?
Didnt know it was there til yesterday, but decided to give it a try tonight.

Wish I could answer your question about the Sicilian, but we had the thin crust. I can tell you when he knew I was from Miami he mentioned Frankie's Pizza, a place my parents would get pizza as a kid, which had square pizza and I do believe he said his was square as well, at least my memory thinks he said that.
I had no idea I was eating what's considered Sicilian pizza back then, until now.
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Old 10-03-2014, 10:06 PM
 
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Didnt know it was there til yesterday, but decided to give it a try tonight.

Wish I could answer your question about the Sicilian, but we had the thin crust. I can tell you when he knew I was from Miami he mentioned Frankie's Pizza, a place my parents would get pizza as a kid, which had square pizza and I do believe he said his was square as well, at least my memory thinks he said that.
I had no idea I was eating what's considered Sicilian pizza back then, until now.
My favorite pizza in Chicago (in case you didn't know since I've posted about it numerous times) is Vito & Nick's! Hmmm....wish I'd known about this when I was in Greer Friday. Thin crust and squared, by the slice no less, I will have to stop in and try it!

Thanks for jumping into the "unknown" Eldemila! If its good I can blame the trip from Mauldin on the grandkids!
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Old 10-03-2014, 10:21 PM
 
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For those who have seen my previous posts when it comes to finding good pizza in the Greenville area know that I'm a self-proclaimed pizza snob as I had a pizzeria years ago. Since moving to the Greenville area I have yet to find good pizza and what I found to be good had me driving well over an hour to Black Mountain, NC to eat pizza.

Well...tonight, not only did I find good pizza, I also found another dish I had yet to find good around here, which is Eggplant Parmigiana. Thrilled and delighted, I found both in the same restaurant! Icing on the cake, it's in Greer!!! On Wade Hampton, where the BI-LO is alongside Arlington Rd.

I know, everyone's taste's are different, but for me this is by far the BEST PIZZA I have yet to find in the Greenville area since moving here. Finding VITO'S PIZZERIA, I have now found my local pizzeria.

The place is small, but extremely clean and well appointed. Lots of framed old Italian movie posters adorn the walls along with soccer shirts and soccer balls decorate the place. I think there was only about 8-9 booths and maybe the same amount of tables, so the place is small.

The owner, Vito, is a true Italian gentleman who said he has been in the restaurant business for about 40 years. He was extremely personable and sat down and talked to us. We ordered the Greecian Pizza. Everything was fresh, pizza came out piping hot, and it was crisp and delicious. My bf tried the Tizio Delight Stromboli, not a big Stromboli person myself, but fresh & good as well.

I asked if they made their eggplant parm fresh there and he said they did. This is something I've had a hard time finding around here as well. He went and made us a piece to try and I have to say, that is most definitely what I will be ordering next time. It was made just how I like it and remembered from one of my favorite restaurants that closed about 20 years ago down in Miami. It's not that battered, fried and thin slice frozen stuff you find at most places, that's for sure!

I wish their menu was on line, though I think there may be one on FB, but I don't do FB, so that is one downfall for those like me who don't succumb to the FB trend.

I did scan a little of the menu for anyone interested.

Again, everyone has different tastes, so I can't say Vito's is for everyone, but for me, it's a gem of a find!!!

And NO, I do not work or have any personal connection to this place, just one new and happy customer!
Glad you finally found a place and it's right by you. What kind of pizza is it?
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Old 10-04-2014, 12:18 AM
 
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Does Vito's sell pizza by the slice, or do you have to order a whole pizza? I like Mellow Mushroom but they only sell slices M-F 11-2. I like Wild Ace pizza in Greer as well as Della Ventura's. How does Vito's compare to those? I know we all have different tastes and preferences. I dislike doughy crust and greasy pizza.
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Old 10-04-2014, 06:01 AM
 
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Eldemila - great review! I'm going to have to try it now. Our family is a big fan of Della Ventura's but I'm always game to try new pizza places. Thanks for the review and menu scan.
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Old 10-04-2014, 07:25 AM
 
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Agreed - a great family-run operation. Even the grand-baby was there 'learning the trade' while we were there. This is the info on Vito's in Facebook - which contains some pizza photos.

The first time I tried to find this place a year ago, Google had the address wrong and tried to direct me to Copper River; I thought it might be located behind that restaurant. But Google has the right info now and the location descriptions here make it easy to find.
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Old 10-04-2014, 07:40 AM
 
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Does Vito's sell pizza by the slice, or do you have to order a whole pizza? I like Mellow Mushroom but they only sell slices M-F 11-2. I like Wild Ace pizza in Greer as well as Della Ventura's. How does Vito's compare to those? I know we all have different tastes and preferences. I dislike doughy crust and greasy pizza.
If you look closely at the pics Eldimila posted it says by the slice!
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Old 10-04-2014, 07:54 AM
 
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My favorite pizza in Chicago (in case you didn't know since I've posted about it numerous times) is Vito & Nick's! Hmmm....wish I'd known about this when I was in Greer Friday. Thin crust and squared, by the slice no less, I will have to stop in and try it!

Thanks for jumping into the "unknown" Eldemila! If its good I can blame the trip from Mauldin on the grandkids!
I'm always ready to "take one for the team" when it comes to trying to find good places to eat, and especially when it comes to pizza. It's been a longggggg road traveled!

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Glad you finally found a place and it's right by you. What kind of pizza is it?
See the link to pizza page of their menu in my original post. Pizza's are Neapolitan (thin crust), which is what we had, or Sicilian (thick crust)

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Does Vito's sell pizza by the slice, or do you have to order a whole pizza? I like Mellow Mushroom but they only sell slices M-F 11-2. I like Wild Ace pizza in Greer as well as Della Ventura's. How does Vito's compare to those? I know we all have different tastes and preferences. I dislike doughy crust and greasy pizza.
Yes, the menu at the very top (see link in my original post) says they sell Pizza By the Slice. But do realize, when you get a slice of pizza vs a fresh hot pizza ordered, they really can taste like two different pizzas.

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Eldemila - great review! I'm going to have to try it now. Our family is a big fan of Della Ventura's but I'm always game to try new pizza places. Thanks for the review and menu scan.
I've been to DV twice. First time we did not order pizza and were very disappointed. We were told you go there TO order pizza, which is what we did with friends last week. IMHO the pizza was passable if no other option for local pizza was ever found, but definitely wasn't what I thought of as good pizza. We ordered a 3 topping pizza and the toppings were quite sparse on it. One topping be feta and it was hard to find, and taste on the pizza. I was disappointed, as I had some hope before going that I would have found "thee" place for pizza.

Again, everyone's tastes are different and this is just my opinion. Others may not agree.

Pictures on my cell aren't very good, but here is a picture of part of the interior of Vito's (see linked picture)

There's a picture of the pizza, it was the Grecian, after we dug in to it I thought about the picture.
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