At Pizzeria Gregario, everything is scratch made using mostly organic or organically grown ingredients, with many sourced locally when in season. The cheese is not organic but some of the cheeses are made with grass fed dairy and a few of the meat choices are clean as well. The doughs are mixed by hand and the flour is grown in NC. The pizza dough is comprised of several different organic flours of which a few are bolted in house. The pizzas are cooked in a wood fired oven. Pizzeria Gregario does not serve soda or use refined sugar in any of their recipes. Gregory, the chef and proprietor, actually harvests and makes his own sugar cane syrup.
The menu offers a nice assortment of salads, pizzas, a few side dishes, house made bread, wine and beer.
What I Ordered
I ordered the Eh Mate Pizza with a side of Schmoo. What is schmoo you ask? It’s a dipping sauce made with freshly squeezed lemon, garlic, salt, and olive oil. The pizza ingredients consisted of Chorizo, Gorgonzola, Candied Walnuts, Arugula, and Fig Balsamic Dressing on the side. The texture and crispness of the dough was spot on, and the sweetness of the candies walnuts complemented the chorizo and Gorgonzola nicely. I also was able to sample the house made pumpernickel bread and cane syrup. The bread was delish and I instinctively knew that I was eating something nourishing for my body, what a treat.
Pizza Gregario is a smaller sized restaurant situated in an older house in the cutesy neighborhood of Safety Harbor. The interior is a bit rustic with a cozy, neighborhood feel.
Gregory is hardcore and serious about his creations from the land, with an emphasis on ingredients and cooking methods that are as natural as possible! I so appreciate Gregory and everything he creates. It’s rare to find a great tasting pizza made with organic ingredients, that is prepared and cooked in such a wholesome way. Pizzeria Gregario is a must-stop-here-now kind of place. Open Wednesday Though Saturday, for dinner only.