Tonight my husband and I were both in the mood for pizza, but none of the “regular places” sounded good to us. On the verge of giving up, I remembered a post I’d read on my friend Julie’s blog about a new place in Newport, KY called Newport Pizza Company.
I jumped onto the laptop and looked up Julie’s post to confirm my recollection and then we were on our way to check it out for ourselves.
Let me just say that this is not your ordinary pizza place. It’s more like pizza heaven (I am not kidding, I totally thought I heard angels singing when I bit into our pizza!).
The menu includes appetizers like Fried Mozzarella (which we ate), Antipasti Basket, Asiago Spinach Dip and Boneless Wings. For the main attraction – pizza – the menu takes it up a notch, and while you have your traditional pepperoni and BBQ Chicken type pizzas, they also have specialty pizzas like the Zeus (fresh baby spinach, feta cheese, Roma tomatoes, roasted garlic, olive oil, and asiago cheese) and the Lotsa Mozza and Roma (Mesh mozzarella, Roma tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic and olive oil). Also on the menu are salads and sandwiches.
The dessert menu, while pretty simple, contains perhaps the most amazing thing I have ever scarfed down tasted- a stuffed apple calzone. That’s right people, baked apples and cinnamon topped with vanilla bean ice cream! It should be illegal (I think I am still on a high from dinner…).
I have not one bad thing to say about this meal other than I was disappointed when it was over. Seriously, half way through dinner my husband and I were already plotting how we could dash over for lunch during the work week. It was that good.
The Newport Pizza Company
601 Monmouth Street