How many pizzerias does New Bern have? I've lost count, but it doesn't matter, because none of them are very exciting. Until now. Savage's pizza is the best I've tasted in New Bern. The crust is thin and tender, the tomato sauce has nice flavor, and it's not overly salted or loaded with too much cheese. I like mushrooms on my pie, and Savage's mushrooms are not rubbery like some. I didn't ask, but they taste and look like they're freshly sliced and cooked.
|A large pie with mushrooms|
The owner/operator is Doug Savage, who grew up in Northern New Jersey where there are more good pizzas than bad. He makes his own dough and tomato sauce. All of the food at Savage's is freshly made daily. Besides several kinds of pizzas (traditional cheese, Margherita, Hawaiian, White, Gluten-Free and The Big Savage) you can also get appetizers, hot and cold subs, wraps, jumbo wings, calzones, salads and ice cream. Doug hopes to have beer and wine available soon.
The inside of Savage's is freshly decorated with an inviting interior.
Daily specials are written on a board placed at entry.
Co-owner and fiancee Pam Dawson, a native North Carolinian, works the front while Doug works the kitchen.
|Doug and Pam together in the kitchen|
Service is quick and friendly. A traditional cheese medium (12") pie is $12.95, and a large (16") pie is $14.95. Additional toppings are $1.50 each, and you can choose from pepperoni, Italian sausage, meatballs, ham, Genoa salami, extra cheese, mushrooms, peppers, onions, broccoli, black olives, spinach or pineapple.
Savage’s, located at 2116 Trent Road, is open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Phone (252) 672-0103