13 May 2009
Restaurant Review: Venuto's Old World Pizza
When Andrew, my mom, and I were looking for a quick lunch on our way to the Philadelphia Airport, we found just what we were looking for in Venuto's. After a fantastic weekend in Atlantic City, Mom and I had to return Andrew to the Philadelphia Airport, and with an hour to spare, we hopped off the highway and stumbled upon Venuto's South Philly location.
We didn't realize that Venuto's was a chain of restaurants - in fact, I didn't put that together until I looked up their website later. The food was delicious and the prices were great - for about $40, we got two slices of pizza, a chicken Caesar salad, a gigantic calzone, half a dozen buffalo wings, three drinks, and a dozen zeppoli. We're big eaters, what can I tell you?
We enjoyed the Botticelli - as seen on Venuto's website:
Andrew's calzone took a while, but was surely worth the wait - I'm pretty sure that's a 16" pizza folded in half, then stuffed with sausage, pepperoni, peppers, and onions!
We ate piping hot zeppoli right out of their styrofoam to-go container. These definitely came in handy during the hour it took us to get across the George Washington Bridge!
Venuto's was definitely worth a stop while we were in Philly - the pizza and calzones were fresh and hot, the wings were perfectly sauced, and the zeppoli were good enough to take home to Nonnie.