Many of us from the northeast have been searching for that slice of pizza that reminds us of home. Pizza is a personal taste and everyone has their favorite, from thin crust to thick crust, and all the possible toppings. I can still remember the pizza that I used to love at the Jersey shore and was excited every summer for our family trips to go to my favorite pizzeria.
For those of you that have the same fond memories from your childhood and are longing for that special slice, look no further. Pranzarelli’s, the brainchild of Greg Pranzo, has opened in the Galleria Shopping Center (Restaurant Row section of Myrtle Beach). On December 12, 2017, they had a soft opening to introduce the neighborhood to the new restaurant and offered free pizza for the day. I had the veggie pizza and it was yummy.
Pranzo is no stranger to the area and is the franchise owner of Wahlburgers at Broadway at the Beach. I sat down with Pranzo to find out why pizza?
“I once had a friend jokingly say that I should open a pizzeria and name it Pranzarelli’s since my last name is Pranzo, and that idea stuck with me over the years. I am originally from New York where pizza is a food group. I vacationed over the years in Myrtle Beach with my family and visited many times before opening Wahlburger’s at Broadway at the Beach. While living here, I knew there was a market for authentic New York style pizza. So, when the opportunity presented itself, I decided to jump on it. I am very excited about the level of support within the community, especially in such a short amount of time,” said Pranzo.
So, I wanted to know how this pizza parlor was different since it seems there is one on every corner in the Grand Strand. What sets Pranzarelli’s apart and who develops the recipes.
“Pranzarelli’s stands out from other pizza restaurants in the area because all of our recipes are made in-house, with homemade sauces, fresh vegetables, real Italian meats, and freshly shredded mozzarella all on the crispy, but chewy crust you expect from a real New York pizzeria. We offer all of our specialty pizzas as an 18 in pie or by the slice, so it’s the perfect place grab a quick slice for lunch or to get dinner delivered,” added Pranzo
“Tell us about the restaurants you owned/worked at before including Wahlburgers? Do you plan on opening any more restaurants?” I asked.
“I am very grateful to have been able to not only open Wahlburgers in Myrtle Beach at the end of October 2 4 April 2018 South Carolina Woman Magazine www.scwomanmagazine.com Food for Thought A Memorable Slice Of New York in Myrtle Beach www.scwomanmagazine.com South Carolina Woman Magazine April 2018 2 5 Food for Thought 2016, but to also be well received by the community within the past year. I was fortunate enough to be named by The Myrtle Beach Hospitality Association, Restaurateur of the Year for 2017.”