Editor’s Note: Georgio’s Pizza is now closed and has been replaced by a new restaurant, Michelangelo’s, which has a location in Downingtown, PA.
Last week, I asked my Facebook fans where to go for some great pizza to close out National Pizza Month 2016.
And then there were some fervent supporters of Georgio’s Pizzeria in West Reading.
With an unseasonably warm weekend, a walk to West Reading sounded like a great idea.
Georgio’s sits on the corner of Fifth and Penn Avenues at the eastern end of West Reading’s busiest block.
This weekend, everyone had their outdoor seating open so after we placed our order at the counter, we grabbed a table on the sidewalk outside and waited for our lunch.
It didn’t take long for our two slices and garlic knots to be delivered.
For my slice, I went with the Capri pizza. It’s a white pizza with one of my favorite topping combinations: ricotta and mozzarella cheeses with spinach, tomato, broccoli, red onion and basil.
I love ricotta on pizza and the cheese blend here was perfect. And I have never figured out why, but broccoli just goes perfect with white pizza. Add on some fresh tomatoes and just a hint of onion, and this was one good slice.
The crust was crispy from the second trip through the oven, but I was happy to have a cup of marinara sauce from our garlic knots to use for dipping.
The garlic knots themselves had more garlic than any others that I have tried. The bottom of our aluminum foil was still lined with minced garlic when we were finished with our order of four.
I love garlic. If you don’t, I’d suggest finding another app or side.
Julie’s slice of stuffed cheesesteak pizza had a Philly flair to it with a yellow streak of Cheez Whiz across the top.
Inside, it was filled with lots of delicious steak meat and a little mozzarella.
With the stuffed pizza comes the thick, fancy crust. Unfortunately Julie left that behind.
Note: the pizza was not on our paper menu or on the website. In fact, there are no stuffed pizzas listed so this may have been a special for today.
Like all great pizzerias, Georgio’s was fast and reasonably priced. For two slices, four garlic knots and two Icy Teas, our total was just $14.
There are a lot of places to get a good pizza in West Reading, and Georgio’s is certainly near the top of the list.
And I’m definitely glad to our Facebook fans for the reminder.
A special thank-you to Facebook fans Paul Bender and Noralee Morales for the suggestion.
Food: Very Good
Service: Very Good
Price: Very Reasonable
500 Penn Ave
West Reading, PA 19611
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