It's time to put the myth to rest: in spite of New Yorkers' loyalty to their home city ovens, pizza in Vermont can be pretty darn tasty, and it's a staple in the Wilmington restaurant scene. Whether you're a thin crust connoisseur or a deep-dish diehard, a lover of plain cheese or piled vegetables, these five Vermont pizza shops slice some of the best pies in the Green Mountain State.
Just a few miles north of Wilmington, La Toscanella is not just a great pizza place in southern Vermont – it's a great pizza place, period. No matter where you're from, you'll enjoy their signature brick-oven fired thin crust pizzas, including classic Margherita pizza, delicious chicken pesto pizza, and the ever-popular option to create your own. They also have an extensive menu of other options including panini, salads, subs, and pasta dinners, and they're one of the few pizza places in the area that delivers.
Little Anthony's Pizzeria
Though it's a few miles up Route 100, Little Anthony's Pizzeria in West Dover, VT is well worth the drive. Their delicious menu of pizzas and sandwiches will satisfy even the largest appetite and they offer good gluten-free options. Feel free to build your own pizza out of their selection of more than 30 toppings, or try one of their specialty pizzas, such as the Classic White, the Farmer's Market, or the Vermonter, which features maple pulled pork, smoked bacon, mozzarella cheese and homemade BBQ sauce.
If you're in the mood to soak in a little atmosphere while you enjoy your pie, you should check out Pizzapalooza in downtown Wilmington. Great pizzas, great drinks, and great live music combine to make this one of the best spots to hang out and enjoy some delicious food in town. Pizzas, salads, wings, and a wide selection of wines, beers, and cocktails are all highlights here. Live music acts take the stage most Friday and Saturday nights, so make sure to stop in and see who's playing while you feast on some delicious eats!
Wilmington House of Pizza
Looking for some classic, old-school pizza with no muss and no fuss? The Wilmington House of Pizza is the place for you. There's plenty of gooey, cheesy goodness to be found under this roof, along with lots of delicious subs, salads, appetizers, and pasta dinners. You can even get their homemade dough to go for a little head start on your own homemade pizza.
Even though it's a bit of a trip from Wilmington, Marigold Kitchen in Bennington is one of the best places in the area to get a quality pizza. Organic and vegan ingredients like arugula, fresh garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, soppressata and vegan cheese make Marigold Kitchen's pizzas a delicious and nutritious treat. You can choose from regular, whole-wheat, or gluten-free vegan crust, too.
A day topped off with Vermont pizza is no day to spend hours on a car ride home — if you're looking for a place to stay for your next trip to the Wilmington area, imagine kicking back in the private comfort of your very own Vermont rental home at Chimney Hill.