Wood-fire brick oven pizza in Lewisburg, West Virginia.
By Hope S. Philbrick
One cool thing about historic downtown Lewisburg, West Virginia is that it’s compact. You can park your car at one end of town and walk the main drag from one tempting venue to another. Where to go first if you arrive in time for lunch? Hill and Holler Pizza.
Hill and Holler Pizza serves Neopolitan-style pies (traditional Italian) in a casual setting. Order at the counter, then grab a table inside the spacious, open dining room or outside on the patio as suits your mood and the weather.
You won’t have to wait long between ordering and eating: Pizzas are cooked in a wood-fire brick oven at around 700 degrees Fahrenheit, so they’re whisked to your table pretty darn quick.
You can build your own pie, selecting toppings off an extensive list of options that includes standards like sausage and pepperoni to surprises like prosciutto, pesto chicken, caramelized onions, roasted red peppers and grilled shrimp among others.
But if you want to try something new, you really can’t go wrong with any of the eight specialty pies like “The Forager” ($13) topped with pancetta, roasted garlic, wild mushrooms and fresh herbs or “Rock & Roll Shrimp” ($14) with roasted garlic, spinach, feta, red onion and rock shrimp. Listen to the chatter in the dining room and you may hear local patrons debating which pizza is best, but no one disagrees that they’re all good.
If for some reason you’re not in the mood for pizza, the menu also offers calzones, crab cakes, salads, and house-smoked chicken wings. For sipping alongside your food order, local brews, ciders and spirits are available.
Fair warning: Enjoy lunch here once and odds are you’ll want to return often.
Open Wednesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Hill and Holler
204 N. Jefferson St.
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