Tonight my family dined at a great restaurant in Covington, Giuseppe’s Neighborhood Pizzeria. The name ALMOST says it all. It is indeed a neighborhood restaurant, and they are indeed a pizzeria. But they offer so much more than pizza! They have salads, sandwiches (26!), sides and also a pretty cool selection of beers, and all of their menu items have fun names. We dined on a Levassor Park Garden (perfect for veggie lovers – green peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms, green & black olives and feta – see picture at right), the kids had a half pepperoni/half sausage pizza, and we had a side of loaded fries. YUM. It took me forever to decide on what to get because there were so many choices that sounded appealing. I loved the Levassor Park Garden – it was a perfect blend of flavors & toppings, but I cannot wait to go back and try the Peaselburger (a bacon cheeseburger pizza!). All of the food at Giueseppe’s is home-made…the dough, the sauce, and twice a week they have a “Pasta Night” with homemade Lasagana or Spaghetti & Meatballs, and all of their veggies are fresh. I wasn’t the only one happy with our dinner, the kids chowed down on the pizza & fries! Check out their menu, they have several “Neighborhood Pizzas” that are named after local neighborhoods and have a fun mix of toppings. OR you can always pick your own toppings.
Giuseppe’s is locally owned and has awesome service. Our waitress was so sweet & attentive, and the food was ready in a jiffy. I loved that we could see all of the action going on in the kitchen, and that the owner was right there in the midst of it making pizzas & chatting with the customers. He went around to every single table and made sure that everyone was happy with their food. He knew many of the folks by name. I love eating at restaurants that have that “neighborhood hangout” sort of feel to them. There was quite a mixed group at the restaurant while we were there…many folks coming in to pick up carryout, a few families, some ladies meeting for pizza & beer after work, a single guy watching baseball and enjoying a hoagie, and a few friends catching up. We all enjoyed the decor at the restaurant – it was a bright and bold display of Italian heritage & Covington pride. Two walls are painted like the Italian flag, and decorated with pictures from around Covington. And above the kitchen window is a cool mural of Covington landmarks.
Giuseppe’s is tucked away in a small set of shops at 2607 Madison Avenue in Covington. It is not a large restaurant, there are only eight tables, but hey, if you show up and they are full you can always carry out! I watched the carryouts, and it seemed that the orders were ready quite quickly. Giuseppe’s also delivers anywhere in Covington (I’m sort of bemoaning the fact that I live outside their delivery zone, thank goodness there’s carryout!). And their food is VERY reasonably priced – I could not believe how much food we got for under $30. If you are looking for a family friendly place to grab a pizza, sandwiches or salads head to Giuseppe’s! And after you have your fill, drive a few blocks to Dari Crest (read Michelle H’s post about them here).
Giuseppe’s Neighborhood Pizzeria ~ 2607 Madison Avenue Covington ~ 814-8444 ~ Find Giuseppe’s on Facebook