You can’t have too many pizza shops. Bella Mia Pizzeria, which opened the third week of September, offers pizza and more, including oven-baked pastas, hot sub sandwiches and these pizza fries ($5.95). And like all good pizza shops, this one delivers within a five-mile radius.
Credit the great advertising: the only reason we pulled into the lot on Beretania Street — a couple of blocks from Champion Malasadas, where I had been earlier getting my malassada fix — was because there were flags on the sidewalk that read, “Pizza.”
Of course I’m going to stop!
I’m not much of a food snob when it comes to pizza. I pretty much like anything set in front of me that’s oozing with cheese and tomato sauce. I mean, every pizza in Mari Taketa’s gallery of the Best Pizzas in Town looked good to me! (Don’t get me started on Totino’s Pizza Rolls!)
While this place didn’t blow me away — the pizza could have been better — I did love the open-air ambiance, the friendly staff and the oven-baked pasta. It was enough to convince me that I need to go back.
Here’s what we ate:
Bella Mia Pizzeria, 2222 S. Beretania St. (808) 941-4400.