For most of us, October is noteworthy because it signifies a change to cooler weather, changing leaves (well, maybe not in Florida), and of course, Halloween. But there’s another major reason to celebrate the coming of October, and it involves three of the greatest things on the planet: bread, tomato sauce, and cheese.
That’s right. October is National Pizza Month all across America.
Luckily for all residents of Jacksonville’s trendiest neighborhood, Riverside is home to some of the city’s best pizza places. The next time you’re in the mood for a good pie, head on down to one of these pizza havens for a tasty slice. Or maybe try all three and decide for yourself who has the best pizza in Riverside!
1406 Hendricks Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32207
The “V” in V Pizza stands for Veloci or “quick” in Italian, but don’t confuse quick for a lack of quality. With its towering ovens that reach 900 degrees, V Pizza strives to bring the authentic taste of true Italian pizza to Jacksonville. And they succeed.
Try the house staple Pizza Bolognese and enjoy the succulent garlic and all-natural meatballs or go with a classic Pizza Margherita, made with fresh mozzarella and basil. Pizza isn’t the only thing V excels at; grab an order of the oven-roasted chicken wings (pizza’s greatest natural companion) and find out for yourself why V Pizza is so often lauded as having Jacksonville’s best wings.
Carmines Pie House
2677 Forbes Street, Jacksonville, FL 32204
It’s a debate as old as pizza itself: New York or Chicago style? Do you like a thin, cheese-dripping slice of New York pizza, or do you favor a hearty helping of Chicago pie, packed full of toppings and cheese?
If your answer is the former, well, you certainly won’t be upset eating at Carmines. But if Chicago style holds the key to your pizza-loving heart, then Carmines is heaven on earth. You can order any of their specialty pies – with classics like the Margherita alongside unique creations like a cheeseburger pizza – as deep dish mountains of dough, cheese, and robust toppings. Just like any true Chicagoan would have it.
Moon River Pizza
1176 Edgewood Avenue S, Jacksonville, FL 32205
Sometimes you just want a small slice of pizza or two like the ones you’d get from any of the well-known delivery chains. But sometimes, you just need a titanic slice that strikes fear in the hearts of flimsy paper plates everywhere. When that time comes, get yourself to Moon River Pizza.
Try house specials like the T-Rex, which comes piled with enough meat to earn its prehistoric name, or build your own from their extensive list of toppings. No matter your choice, it’ll only take a couple slices to leave you full and satisfied. But go ahead and order a full pie anyway. Besides, pizza’s better the next day.