I’m no stranger to Dewey’s Pizza. I’ve eaten at various Dewey’s locations easily a dozen times or so dating back to my college days in the early 2000′s. Despite attending the University of Cincinnati, I’m pretty sure last Saturday’s visit to their Clifton location was my first time there. In the past you could find me at Harper’s Point or Newport on the Levee. Recently I’ve made attempts to dine in to the Oakley location, but it is always so crowded, and we end up with ordering carry-out instead.
After the UC basketball game on Saturday afternoon a large group of my in-laws decided to meet for a victory celebration. We tried to call ahead to get a reservation but quickly found out that no tables are held, even for large groups. As soon as one member of our party arrived they put our name in and they surprisingly had a table ready for us within ten minutes of my arrival. I was expecting a party of our size to have at least a 45 minute wait, if not longer, on Saturday night.
My wife and I started with a regular sized house salad ($7.95). This is a very large salad, easily enough for two to share. It combines field greens with toasted pine nuts, sun-dried cranberries and goat cheese. The mix is then tossed with Dewey’s own house dressing (balsamic vinaigrette). It is just as delicious as it sounds with a nice combination of nutty, fruity, and peppery flavors. Another excellent salad choice is the candied walnut & grape, which combines field greens with candied walnuts, red grapes and Gorgonzola cheese, tossed with Dewey’s citrus basil vinaigrette.
Our group ordered a variety of pizzas. Our choice for our end of the table was the Green Lantern pizza with red sauce, light mozzarella cheese, minced garlic, mushrooms, goat cheese, artichokes, and pesto (17″ $21.45). This could possibly be my favorite pizza of theirs. The gourmet style pizza is covered in fresh toppings. The combination of pesto with the creamy goat cheese was awesome! Dewey’s crust is also exceptionally good. In addition to the Green Lantern I also recommend the Bronx Bomber and the Southwest BBQ Chicken pizzas. Truthfully you cannot go wrong though. This is some of the best pizza in town!