Growing up, I didn’t really have a preference for pizza. I had not idea how good pizza could possibly be. It was not until a family vacation to Philadelphia and New Jersey in 2002 that I found out how different GOOD pizza was from what I had been eating.
I am a fan of New York style pizza, but that’s mostly because I have never had good Chicago style. Anyhow, a GOOD New York style pizza has a somewhat thin crust, the best and freshest ingredients, and oregano on the sauce. When it comes out of the oven, the pizza is as greasy as they come. But the taste is so incredible!
When we returned from our vacation, I had missed the taste of great pizza for a few years. Soon though, a pizzeria opened in the City of Clermont, called Stromboli’s Italian Eatery. We decided to give them a try, based on a trusted recommendation. BINGO! It was the pizza I had been missing for so long. Stromboli’s is run by Tony and Angelo, who I believe are brothers. They are the type of people you want running any restaurant. They know their food, and they are passionate about their cuisine. These gentlemen really make a difference in Italian food, and they have been moving their restaurant everywhere that they move to.
While I have had most of Stromboli’s menu, their shining star is clearly their pizza. It’s simply fantastic! Tonight, we had a typical cheese pizza, but with pepperoni, sausage, and gouda cheese. Yummy! Our visit tonight was the first time we came back since the original owners bought the business back. It was under different ownership for 1-2 years. While the other owners did a pretty good job of keeping the menu and recipes the same, the business wasn’t the same.
Something else that I love about Stromboli’s is that they have Boylan’s soda. If you’ve never had a Boylan’s soda, you need to search one out. I suggest either their Birch Beer (root beer), or their Red Birch Beer. It is an all natural soda that tastes incredible. It’s the only soda left that I can drink and finish. I didn’t know this before I grew to love it, but the Boylan’s sodas are all natural too. If you don’t know, that’s basically a step down from being organic.
I said before that they have more on their menu. Some of the best Calamari I have ever had is at Stromboli’s, and in fact, they have a great selection of seafood dishes on their menu. They of course have all of your favorites, such as: stromboli’s, pasta, baked pasta, subs, wings, and more. Whatever you order, I am sure that you will not be disappointed.
In short, you really need to stop by and have a meal at the Stromboli’s Italian Eatery if you live in or find yourself in Clermont, Florida. You’ll not regret it.