Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Vinnie Van Go-Go's Delicious Neapolitan Pizza in Savannah, Georgia
Vinnie Van Go-Go's is a small pizza joint at the West end of the City Market in Historic Savannah, Georgia. They refer to their pies as New York Style or Neapolitan. They are a thin crust that is not over done by a lot of sauce on top. They take a lot of pride in their pie even though the building itself looks a little worse for wear.
The dough is made fresh every night and the use of freshly grated Parmesan and Mozzarella cheeses ensure the pie or slice each person receives will be incredible. Yes, you can order by the slice which makes it very easy to not only do a meal at Vinnies but an afternoon snack as well.
Its located conveniently in the City Market so we made good use of it while exploring the old city and visiting the market. The aroma alone is enough to pull you in but that fact that we were starving helped a bit too.
We decided to just split one slice of pepperoni since we had early dinner reservations that night. Unfortunately, you can't have just one. You can order it and they will deliver it that way. BUT you can't stop at just one. We had to order another - it was phenomenal! And for those of you that like the works on your pizza no matter how you order it. Vinnies offers a host of goodies to add to your slice or your pie - Parmesan, crushed red peppers, oregano - have at it and make it the way you want it.
An odd twist for Vinnie clientele is that they will only accept cash. Not many insist on that type of thing these days. I'm almost used to places that won't take my Amex but to not take any is quite a statement. Be sure you stop at the ATM before you go to ensure you can pay as well as tip the service staff.
I loved relaxing at one of the tables and enjoying the sites of Savannah. You will almost certainly be hit up by someone trying to sell you something from the street as well. Anticipate it and enjoy the show that this old world American city rooted in the South can give you.
Vinnie Van Go-Go's
317 W Bryan Street
Savannah, Georgia 31401