I waited a few days after their opening and then went for lunch. They did not disappoint. First off, the ingredients are quality. The mozzarella sticks were perfectly seasoned, cooked and paired with marinara. The meat lovers pizza was packed with different kind of meats, and the small is 14 inches. See the menu below in a previous update. Also read more below about who owns this place, and where to find them.
UPDATE Dec 14, 2018:
I know you’ve been waiting for an update on the new pizza restaurant in Salem. As we told you in July (see below), the owners are the same people that own Verona Italian Restaurant. To me, that means we can expect some quality food to be available at this new eatery, called “My Little Pizzeria.”
Look at the menu and you’ll see many kinds of pizza, plus calzones, stromboli and some familiar great desserts that you may have tried at Verona.
I drove by yesterday and saw tables and chairs and a little light on inside, so I wondered when the opening date would be. The owners answered that question shortly after in a social media post. It says they’ll open Friday, December 14th at 11:00 a.m. Guys, that’s today. Somebody get me a review, quick! See their Facebook page for more info: https://www.facebook.com/pg/My-Little-Pizzeria-540298236413042 They are also hiring delivery drivers.
ORIGINAL STORY July 11, 2018:
A MySaline reader told me that Verona Italian Restaurant has signed a deal to move into the space in Salem where Pizza for Life was (and where Pizza Pro was before that). Well… this is both true and not true, according to owner Astrit Atashi. Verona is currently on the access road in Benton near Saline Memorial Hospital. That is where they will stay. However…
…Atashi says they have signed a lease for the former pizza place (by Salem Pharmacy & Harvest Foods), and they plan to put in a brick oven pizza restaurant. This makes a lot more sense than moving the current restaurant like I pictured at first, given that Verona just decorated and they also need more room than the new spot affords. So they will have two locations in Saline County, but Atashi says they don’t serve pizza at Verona’s, so this new location will allow them to do it. The space is limited, but they will have a small dining area and plan to have pickup and delivery.
The staff has a lot of cleaning, installing and decorating to do before the new place opens, but look for it in the early Fall. As far as the name of the new place, they are still thinking on it. Maybe if you go eat with them at Verona, you can give your suggestions for a name for the pizza place.