South Creek Pizza Co. Reno
South Creek Pizza opened last winter in the South Creek shopping center near Whispering Vines. They advertise true Neapolitan pizza with a wood burning oven and flour imported from Italy. I think they are hitting the mark.
We had a large table with 11 people but Derek, our server, was as friendly as could be and very efficient. We started with fire roasted green beans, which I thought could’ve been a bit crispier, and a good Caesar salad.
With so many people we were able to sample a nice variety of their pizzas, which the table agreed were all good. However, there were 3 standouts. The Nomad; fresh and smoked mozzarella, shitakes, garlic, truffle cheese, and truffle oil, with a farm egg on top, soft and runny, put this over the top.. The Campo had tomatoes, mozzarella, Italian sausage, sopressata, bacon, and parmesan. We also liked the Afterburner, which would certainly have been satisfying after a few days at Burning Man. It had meatballs, tomatoes, mozzarella, parmesan, red onions and a side of hot cherry peppers, which most of agreed should stay on the sidelines.
All of us winos were able to bring numerous bottles of wine and pay a fair corkage of $15/bottle. Food prices were moderate. The Reno dining scene keeps getting better and better.
I also enjoyed the pizzas at South Creek. It was my second time there and this time I got to try a variety of pizzas so I liked it more than my first visit. I tended to like the ones Andy liked as well. They use good quality ingrediants and the crusts are quite nice. Thin, crispy and they char it.
Andy liked The Nomad but I didn't. It and some of the other pizzas seemed too Californicated. That's also why I don't like the pizzas at Eclipse and Black Rock.
I thought the green beans were great, but I'm sucker for fresh green beans.
Service is good.
South Creek is an excellent option for pizzas. I still think LaVecchia makes the best pizza in the area and Boulevard makes the best traditional American pizza.