More great pizza offerings

Published 10:00 am Friday, November 29, 2019

little more than a year ago, I wrote a column sharing my love for pizza, and in doing so, I expressed gratitude that I had found an array of great pizza options in the Farmville area.

I highlighted the presence of major chains, like Pizza Hut, Domino’s Pizza, Little Caesars Pizza and Papa John’s Pizza, though part of the point of the piece was to mourn the departure of Papa John’s.

I also made a point to put a spotlight on local pizza restaurants, including Pino’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria, Perini Pizza and Vito’s Italian Restaurant.

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I am writing this column because I would like to add a couple of local options to the list of great pizza offerings in the area.

It took me forever and a half, I know, but I sampled the offerings of Pizza World on Sunchase Boulevard, and I am truly impressed. They really bring something great to the table.

I am amazed at how different pizzas can taste when there are present so many similarities in each pie. The essential ingredients are usually the same wherever you go, and you may even order the same toppings, too, but the room for flavor variation is significant.

With that in mind, Pizza World has carved out its own niche in that spectrum of flavor, and I look forward to returning to it regularly.

Also, while I have not experienced the Pizza World buffet yet, I would like to commend them for providing one. It is a great idea, and I enjoyed other instances of this that I have experienced at places like Cicis and Pizza Hut.

Another local pizza option I want to highlight is found at Effingham’s, located inside Hotel Weyanoke.

Their pizza offering strikes me as particularly unique, because it includes a notable honey flavoring.

I don’t usually like to mix sweet-tasting food into my main course, preferring to leave that for dessert, so I ordered my pizza from Effingham’s without the honey ingredient a couple times.

However, interestingly enough, when I did this and tasted the pizza, I felt like something was missing. Whoever designed their pizza seemingly came up with a blend of ingredients that included a symbiotic relationship between the red sauce and this honey ingredient.

The last time I ordered a pizza from Effingham’s, I made sure to get it with the honey flavoring, and I enjoyed it, realizing it was, indeed, an important part of their particular pizza.

In summary, since I last wrote about pizza, I’ve found that the options in the Farmville area are even more varied and rich than I knew, and I thank all of these restaurants for helping make this a great place to live, work and play.

Titus Mohler is the sports editor for The Farmville Herald and Farmville Newsmedia LLC. His email address is