Tuesday, April 26, 2011


We moved from New Jersey where pizza is everywhere -- good pizza.  The crust is thin, the sauce is perfectly seasoned and cooked, and the cheese is a mix for best flavor.  We've been complaining about the pizza here for almost 20 years.  Who knew that Luigi was just waiting for us to discover him all that time.
Luigi, aka Val Montesano, was born in Calabria, Italy, and came to Morehead via New York City.

He's been in the Cypress Bay Plaza (anchored by BELK's) for 21 years.  I can't stop thinking of all the pizzas we could have eaten.  Luigi's is the real deal.  The crust is thin and you can have it even thinner if you like.  The sauce is totally homemade and full of flavor.  The cheese is a perfect complement.  If you're like us, you'll want to ask for more sauce and less cheese.  Most people prefer it the other way around.

Everything at Luigi's is super-sized.  If you should order a steak sandwich, be sure to order a small and have a partner to share it with.  We stopped in to Luigi's around 2:30 in the afternoon, in between lunch and dinner and decided to take a pie home to eat for our evening meal.  We asked for mushrooms and pepperoni.  As you can see in the photo below, the pie doesn't quite fit in the box.

The man next to us at the counter told us that he drives 50 miles once a week to get a Luigi's pizza.  It is so-o-o-o-o very good.

We'll be stopping in Luigi's often from now on, and I'm sure we'll be trying more than just pizza.
LUIGI's PIZZA and SUBS, Cypress Bay Plaza, Morehead City, Phone: 252-240-3125.

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