PHOTO Courtesy of Brenton Wallace of Crust & Craft.
There are few things on this Earth that are better than a good slice of pizza, which is why National Pizza Day—celebrated each year on Feb. 9—holds a special place in my heart. Here are a few fun pizza facts for you:
- Pepperoni pizza is the most popular pizza type in the world
- Over three billion pizzas are ordered every year in the U.S.
Is your mouth watering yet? Then here are a few local establishments who serve some of the most delicious slices in town as well as a few places that are celebrating the holiday with some pizza-inspired specials that are hard to resist.
Caruso’s Bistro: This Middletown staple has some of the tastiest and most creative creations to choose from, including cacciatore, parmigiana and even baked ziti pizza.
264 Dove Run Shopping Center, Middletown
449-0000 • carusosbistro.com
Crust & Craft: If you miss National Pizza Day or just can’t get enough, then Crust & Craft has your back. On Tuesday’s the Rehoboth restaurant offers “Treat ‘Yo Self Tuesday’s,” which is its $6 ‘Yo pizza (topped with your choice of crushed tomato, sweet garlic, or olive oil sauce) with just $1 toppings.
18701 Coastal Hwy., Rehoboth Beach
313-5029 • crustandcraftrehoboth.com
DiMeo’s: Located in the heart of downtown Wilmington, this eatery is perfect for when you just want to grab a slice or two. On Tuesdays they offer buy one slice get the second slice half-off after 2 p.m.
813 N. Market St., Wilmington
655-1427 • dimeospizza.com
Franco’s Pizza and Pasta: This Dover staple is offering 10 percent off any pizza on Saturday, Feb. 9.
1708 E. Lebanon Road, Dover
677-1946 • facebook.com/francospizzaandpastade/
Grotto Pizza: If you’re not sure where life will take you on National Pizza Day, Grotto has your back. The popular pizza chain (founded in Delaware) has over 15 locations in the First State, and is offering double points on Swirl Rewards Club Accounts on National Pizza Day at all Delaware locations.
Mario’s Pizza: The menu at this joint is a bit overwhelming, but there is certainly a slice to please everyone (from New York style, square, specialty pies, white pizza and more).
1011 S. College Ave., Newark
456-3344 • mariospizzade.com
Pizza By Elizabeths: Specials for the month of February include broccoli rabe and roasted pork pizza (made with roasted garlic, provolone and mozzarella cheese, roasted peppers and Italian Long Hots) and barbecue beef tenderloin pizza (made with cheddar and mozzarella cheese, jalapenos, pickled onions and scallions.
3801 Kennett Pike, Greenville
654-4478 • pizzabyelizabeths.com
Tony’s Pizza & Pasta: This Bridgeville restaurant is now offering a “Big Daddy,” a 24-inch pizza for just $20.95.
613 S. Main St., Bridgevilleâ€‹
337-9557 • tonyspizzeriade.com
The Wood Fired Pizza Shop: The Newark eatery is offering its Valentine’s specials, which include a lobster, plum tomato and shallot pizza as well as a duck confit pizza with house made apple butter, scallions and ricotta cheese. If you just want a basic pie, then you’re in luck—you can get a regular cheese pizza for just $8.
140 E. Cleveland Ave., Newark
737-2135 • wfpshop.com