Looking for the best organic lunch deal in town? Look no further than Silvio’s pizza, just to the rear of Sushi.come in off North University. The pies and hand-tossed, fresher than imaginable, and each unique topping will keep you coming back for more.
For just $5.00 at lunch, you get a slice of hand-tossed pizza (with about 95% organic ingredients!!!), a generous 16 oz. cup of organic soup (at least three choices daily), and the pop of your choice. If you prefer something more nutritious than pop, there is always organic juices to be had. If you have wheat allergies, they even have gluten-free crust.
Silvio Medoro is an Italian native; his craft was perfected there in his father’s bakery. If you are lucky, Silvio will appear while you dine, and ask you your opinion on his newest creation. I tried the “solo mio” pizza – a delicious mixture of chunky fresh vegetables like bell pepper and asparagus, partnered with fresh farmer’s cheese. As Silvio tells it, this cheese originally arrived at the store by accident – but this new creation became my immediate favorite! The salads are also delicious and fresh, but it’s almost a sin to pass up the heavenly crust and killer lunch deal that runs all the way to 4pm.
I’m reassured that my lowly American palate doesn’t lie, as a stream of Italian-speaking customers wash over the close quarters of the restaurant. It’s obvious that Silvio’s has fostered it’s own loyal community. I have been told that Silvio and wife were well-liked regulars to Planet Rock climbing gym as well; before the pizza business became a lifestyle.
The only drawback is the disposable plates, cups and utensils, though the recycling containers for drink bottles, etc. are prominently displayed. Perhaps in the future they’ll find room in the tiny kitchen for an extra dishwasher. I bet they'll let you use a tupperware if you must.
Check out Silvio's Homepage for a full menu. Also, see the reviews posted in the restaurant (not available online without a subscription) for more praise of Silvio’s Pizza!