If you live in the Sneads Ferry and North Topsail Beach area, I’m sure you’ve become a big fan of Baked Pizza. “Baked” is our go-to pizza choice when we’re craving the perfectly cooked, crispy bottomed, hot, cheesy slice of perfection. Usually, we order online and have the hot pizza pies delivered to our front door. Friday, however, we decided to stop by their restaurant and have lunch on their updated dining porch. I was so impressed with the renovations!
The owner and chef, Adam Baker was there to greet us. He told us that one of his first jobs as a young man was being a pizza delivery guy. That is when the idea formed in his mind that one day he would own and operate his own pizza company. This June will mark the fourth anniversary of the “Baked Pizza Company.” With the new year comes big changes!
Adam showed us around the updated, enclosed porch. He has added heating and air conditioning so that patrons can dine comfortably in every season. Also, within the next few weeks, big screen TVs will be added to cater to sports enthusiasts. The comfy, improved porch is just begging for you to come in and try its laid-back, relaxed atmosphere while you feast on Adam’s great pizzas and wonderful classic Italian fare.
Bill and I were early and got there before the lunch crowd. We usually opt for the “two slices of pizza and a drink” lunch special when we’re dining on Baked Pizza’s porch. But Friday, we were feeling adventuresome. Bill got the Stromboli and asked Adam to add a little ricotta cheese to the mozzarella and Italian meats. We watched Adam begin to make that type of “inside out” pizza. Like a craftsman, he took out a ball of freshly prepared dough and began to pat and spread it out with his hands, creating the basis for the meats and cheese that would be layered on it. He pulled his masterpiece together into a type of roll and then scored it, putting it in a piping hot oven. I ordered the “Meatball Parm.” I’m always an easy target for a meatball sandwich at any restaurant and when I saw the mouth watering rendition of their meatball parm sub, I had to order it. That was that!
Adam brought our plates out to us and the food was both beautiful and delicious! The meatballs on my sub were tender and seasoned perfectly and Bill’s Stromboli was perfect. The bread cooked up to a crispy crust for the melted cheesy, salty meat goodness on the inside. Plus, there was a tasty red sauce that came on the side with it.
Bill paired his Stromboli with an ice cold, Red Oak draft beer and I had some good ole sweet southern tea. We didn’t have room for dessert and I felt a little sad about that! The cheesecake assortment is ridiculous in the best possible way!
You can order all of these fine dishes to go or to be delivered to your front door. Also, wines and beers can be ordered and delivered with your meals, which I think is awesome. I’d also like to give a shout out to their added catering style services. As a matter of fact, Bill and I have decided to have them prepare dishes for our daughter’s wedding rehearsal dinner this April. I know we’re going to be so pleased with their food and service!
Baked Pizza has totally up its game in the pizza restaurant sector here in Sneads Ferry. Stop by and have lunch or dinner on their new enclosed dining porch. You’re going to love it! I promise!
100 Dunn Road, Sneads Ferry, NC 28460, Tel: 910-741-0701