If You’re hungry for pizza, and you’re searching for the best pizza restaurant in the West end of Hartford, Ct, You have plenty of choices. With over half a dozen outlets serving tasty pies, it might take some time to find the best pizza restaurant in the West end of Hartford, Ct. Please let me save You some time and energy and offer my opinion on what is the best pizza restaurant in the West end of Hartford, Ct. While all reviewing is subjective in nature, I will try to be as objective as possible. For reference, I was the Chef at a downtown Hartford, Ct Pizza restaurant from 2001 to 2003 and have cooked pizza at several other restaurants. More importantly, I just love pizza.
In determining the best pizza restaurant in the West end of Hartford, Ct, several factors have to be considered.
Is there a nice atmosphere ? Is the pizza restaurant clean and welcoming ? Are the staff members friendly and competent ? Is the food quality and taste consistent ? Are the prices reasonable ? Is it ‘ kid- friendly’ ? Do You leave there happy and wanting to visit again ? Only one pizza restaurant in the West end of Hartford, Ct answers the above questions affirmatively.
The best pizza restaurant in the West end of Hartford, Ct, in my opinion, is undoubtedly, South Whitney Pizza !
Located across the street from a Methodist church, just yards from the corner of busy Farmington avenue, South Whitney Pizza has been pleasing hungry diners for many years. A no- frills eatery, South Whitney Pizza exudes an old- time pizza parlour warmth ( literally and figuratively ) the minute You walk in the door. Grab a booth by the window, or along the wall and settle in for a delicious, satisfying culinary experience. Even though pizza is King at South Whitney Pizza, many, if not all, of the other menu offerings are not only good, but exemplary.
To start with, standard Chicken- fingers, Mozzarella sticks, Onion Rings, French fries and Curly fries are available from the appetizer menu. Their Garlic Bread ( with or without melted mozzarella cheese on top ), is very good. Not overpowering, toasty- brown and buttery good. Just one of the things that makes South Whitney Pizza the best pizza restaurant in the West end of Hartford, Ct.
For the salad lovers and vegetarians, South Whitney Pizza restaurant takes special care with your needs and requests. Salads are no afterthought here. In fact, the menu lists eight different salads and will gladly build a ‘custom’ salad, made of your favorite ingredients. Fans of ” Seinfeld “, will no doubt, know the term ” Big Salad.” At South Whitney Pizza, the best pizza restaurant in the West end of Hartford, Ct, all salads come in both small and large sizes. Besides the fresh and crisp tossed salad, other choices include Greek and Chef’s salads, Antipasto and salad plates made with your choice of Tuna, chicken, turkey, or, incredibly Roast Beef salad. Salads are accompanied by hot bread and butter.
Another factor that makes South Whitney Pizza the best pizza restaurant in the West end of Hartford, Ct, is their selection of pasta and Italian dishes. Personally, I feel that the Marinara, or “Red” sauce at a pizza restaurant is one of the most important things at the pizza restaurant. The delicious, zesty marinara sauce topping the al- dente’ spaghetti, shells and ziti speaks volumes. Their sauce is so good, I could eat a big bowl of it, with bread and butter and be satisfied. The fantastic renditions of pasta and Italian dishes are more reason why South Whitney Pizza restaurant is the best pizza restaurant in the West end of Hartford, Ct.
Cheese lovers unite and rejoice ! South Whitney Pizza likes to put real cheese ( especially mozzarella ) on everything. From the oven, they offer Ziti Casserole,( great ) Meat or Cheese Ravioli, Manicotti, Lasagna and Stuffed- Shells. How about a plateful of Sausage, Peppers and Cheese, or Meatballs, Peppers and Cheese. Both are absolutely fantastic and are served with a house salad and hot bread and butter, as are all of the pasta dishes listed above.
If veal, Chicken- cutlet, or Eggplant Parmigiana are favorites of your’s, the versions proferred at the best pizza restaurant in the West end of Hartford, Ct, are sure to satisfy. Expertly breaded and baked in Tomato sauce, topped with lots of creamy, Mozzarella cheese, these meals are exquisite. Large portions, served with Spaghetti, house salad and hot bread and butter will delight all hungry diners. The prices are very reasonable. No pasta or Italian dish costs more than $8.00.
If it’s Seafood You desire, the best pizza restaurant in the West end of Hartford, Ct, will have You hooked. Hungry for fried or Jumbo Shrimp ? How about Fish and Chips or clam strips ? All of these are available, as well as a generous- sized Seafood Platter, featuring a variety of tastes from the sea.
Calzones, are offered with items ranging from plain, with Ricotta and Mozzarella cheeses, to Sausage, Meatball, Mushrooms, Peppers and Onions.
No matter what You call them, Hoagies, Grinders, Blimps, or Subs, those over- stuffed sandwiches served in long rolls are one of the main reasons South Whiney Pizza is the best pizza restaurant in the West end of Hartford, Ct.. With almost thirty grinder/ sub selections, there is sure to be something to please everyone’s palate. Grinder, or Sub selections include….Steak, Pepper and Egg, Pastrami, Roast Beef, Bacon and Egg, Turkey Breast, Capicola, BBQ Pork, BLT with Cheese, Tuna, Ham, Plain- Cheese and many more. To my taste, the best Meatball grinder I have ever eaten is at South Whitney Pizza, the best pizza restaurant in the West end of Hartford, Ct. With a barely- toasted roll filled with humongous slices of delicious, seasoned- meatballs, peppers and onions, mozzarella cheese and a superb tomato sauce, the taste, smell and texture of their meatball grinder combines into a phenomenal taste sensation that is truly sublime. All of their grinders/ subs contain top- quality ingredients and are prepared excellently. With fresh, crisp, lettuce, juicy tomatoes and fine cheeses, all of the grinder/ sub selections at South Whitney Pizza, the best pizza restaurant in the West end of Hartford, Ct, are delicious and reasonably priced ( 1/2’s…$4.50- $5.50 ), ( wholes….$5.99- $ 7.49 ).
As stated previously, there are many factors involved in determining the best pizza restaurant in the West end of Hartford, Ct, the least of which is the pizza. At South Whitney Pizza, their pies are fantastic. The crust is chewy and somewhere between thick and thin, with a nice taste. The zesty, Red pizza sauce is great. On standard pies with mozzarella cheese, they add just the right amount of cheese and cook it until just lightly- browned in some sections. When the pie comes to your table at South Whitney Pizza, the best pizza restaurant in the West end of Hartford, Ct, it is a beautiful sight. When the pie is cut into, releasing it’s fragrant aroma, it is stimulating. But, when You taste the combination of flavors, it is a taste treat that is truly memorable. All sorts of pizza- pies are available. Some menu items include….BBQ Chicken pizza, Hawaiian pizza, White pizza, Vegetable pizza, Clams- Casino pizza and of course, their ‘special’, named the ” Steve’s Special “, with Hamburger, Pepperoni, Sausage, Peppers, Onions and Mushrooms. Sheet- pan pizzas are available for under $20.00. ( 24 hour advance notice needed ). Other delicious items on the menu at the best pizza restaurant in the West end of Hartford, Ct, include Buffalo Wings, Gyros and a wonderful Spinach Pie.
Whatever your taste may be, the friendly, talented staff at South Whitney Pizza will do their best to accomodate yours and everybody’s needs. South Whitney Pizza serves Beer, Soda, Juices, Milk and coffee and is ‘kid- friendly”.
They are open seven days a week , Sunday – Wednesday….10:00 am – midnight….Thursday – Saturday….10:00 am – 3:00 am , with free delivery. Credit cards accepted include MC, Visa, A E. Telephone number is ( 860 ) 232- 7860. fax ( 860 ) 232- 2863. Anytime You visit South Whitney Pizza, You will see why it is the best pizza restaurant in the West end of Hartford, Ct.