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Steppin' Up To The Plate

First Town. First State. Lotsa pizza!

By The Rehoboth Foodie | Aug 01, 2013
Photo by: Foodie Ciro Verdi of Manhattan’s Da Ciro Ristorante instructs Touch of Italy’s Biaggio Lucci on making the wafer-thin Focaccia Robiola Da Ciro.

Last week, Lewes pizzaphiles apparently took umbrage (with extra cheese) with what they perceived as my snubbing of the well-rounded pizza culture there in the First Town in the First State. Well, fear not: The Foodie didn’t forget Lewes. He just ran out of ink. It happens.

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One of the shining stars downtown is the impossibly tiny but delicious Half-Full. Tucked behind King’s Ice Cream, this unassuming little spot is always packed in- and off-season. Why? Cute rectangular pies served on planks, of course.

The list of toppings reads like a fine-dining menu (think blue cheese, port-soaked figs and lump crab) and they top everything off with a nice selection of wine and cookies.

Stand on the porch, munch and people-watch when weather permits.

The corner of Second and Savannah is home to the Lewes edition of Touch of Italy – and there’s a new kid on the wood-fired pizza menu: The Pizza Focaccia Robiola Deluxe. I used up all my space on the name, so you’ll need to try it for yourself.

If you like thin & crispy with just a hint of truffle, you won’t be disappointed.

That cute little blue house across from the Dairy Queen by Lewes Beach is the relatively new home of Lewes Pizza. This long-time favorite stretches the envelope with feta cheese, eggplant and sliced steak toppings.

Finish it with a vanilla cone from across the street and a sunset walk on the beach. It doesn’t get any better than that.

Annabella’s (next to Teller Wines on Savannah) offers reasonably priced pizzas for both lunch and dinner. Word on the street is that the 4-cheese and the veggie pies are the things to get. And say hi to Baby-Chef Mike!

Just over the drawbridge as you drive toward the bay, Lewes Pizza’s old location is now home to DaVinci Pizza & Italian Ristorante.

Drive back over the bridge toward Five Points and you’ll find Mara DePace’s Villa Sorrento.

The chopped antipasto and the Italian sausage pizza (ask for it well-done) will make you smile.

So there you have it. Seek out your happy pie here at the beach. It’s there for the taking.

The Rehoboth Foodie is the author of the popular iPhone and Android travel app, Rehoboth In My Pocket. Arrive as a Visitor, Live Like a Local! Contact at foodie@CapeGazette.com.

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