If gas was cheaper and I had a free weekend, it’s almost worth the hour and a half drive for Bianchi’s Pizzeria.
During our travels we occasionally pass through Hattiesburg and need to eat. On our latest trip Ben insisted we take a break at Bianchi’s. He could inhale nearly an entire pizza about every other day if I let him.
We drove downtown and walked into a quiet, empty dining room, which wasn’t a surprised at 2 p.m. on a Sunday afternoon. Needless to say we had great service, but it was such an off time.
Bypassing the lengthy list of gourmet pizzas, we opted for a basic style pizza Margherita. Much like the strong, simple flavors of Domenica but on a different crust, Bianchi’s has a marvelous Pizza Greco consisting of basil, tomato & fresh buffalo mozzarella cheese. Sweet, salty and deliciously gooey, this pizza momentarily took us back to Italy.
I’m afraid the other pizzas might have too much going on and we hadn’t been as impressed before when we’ve tried other versions. Go with the Greco. Throwing on the addition of pepperoni put us back about $23 for one large pizza ($20 plus $2 for an extra topping). It’s not inexpensive, but quality is worth the cost.
Giving in to my massive sweet tooth, I also ordered an ice cream sandwich for dessert. Constructed from three chocolate/anise waffle cookies with house-made white chocolate ice cream, I caved like a kid at a candy bowl. The cookies were softer than I expected and would have liked, but it didn’t last long.
We enjoyed our pizza and merrily went about our way.
128 East Front Street
Hattiesburg, MS 39401