Salerno Pizza

Continually on a quest to find the best local pizza, I am unfortunately still left hanging after dining at Salerno Pizza in Stuart.

Quaint place, nice and cozy, friendly server, not busy on a Sunday night, but still leaving something to be desired. Specifically in the flavor department.

We went with some family and split a few pizzas. I had the white pizza with spinach and tomatoes (I love spinach and tomatoes). And my husband had what was basically the meat lovers. I was sorely disappointed. The white pizza with ricotta and mozzarella supposedly was laced with garlic, but I couldn’t taste it. It was bland and largely unseasoned. I like for my pizza to really impress my taste buds and it just wasn’t happening, even after I tried enhancing it with salt, pepper, garlic powder, crushed red peppers and parmesan.

My husband thought the mammoth meat pizza with pepperoni, sausage, bacon and ham was simply acceptable. It wasn’t well seasoned, either, he recalls. I did have a bite with no meat on it and it was better than the white pizza, but still no prize winner. He thought the pizza I had ordered was downright boring.

While a family member said Salerno Pizza was one of her favorites, neither my husband nor I say the draw. We wouldn’t bother going back and paying over $16 for a pizza that we simply didn’t enjoy. We also tried the zeppoles, which are basically dense balls of pizza dough fried and covered in mass amounts of powdered sugar, but the only draw to those for me after trying one was the powdered sugar. They weren’t anything to write home about. Call me crazy, but I still haven’t found a pizza place in Stuart that makes me want to stop ordering Dominos, and that’s unfortunate.

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