Megan Baxter’s series, “12 Last Meals in Greenville,” documents the food lover’s farewell to our city. Check back each week for the next installment.

Sidewall Pizza: Not your average pizza

I’ve always thought of pizza as a last-ditch-effort meal, not something to be savored, especially takeout pizza, until we picked up those first two pies at Sidewall. How had we not known about this place earlier, we asked each other, standing in our empty kitchen eating slices right out of the box? Sidewall became our go-to for pizza and a place we’d invite all of our out-of-town guests. The hand-tossed, ingredient-driven pizzas; local retro sodas; daily ice cream specials; and dog-friendly seating showed off what we loved best about Greenville in one dinner stop.

Megan’s last Sidewall meal

Photo by Will Crooks.

We ordered takeout, just as we did with our first Sidewall experience. As I pulled up to the Sidewall, dogs were resting under the tables outside and kids were dancing under the lights. I wove through them to pick up our pizzas.

We ordered the margherita and the roasted mushroom pies. The margherita had hand-tossed thin crust (baked to a deep, flaky brown) and was dressed with nothing but fresh mozzarella, fresh basil, and extra virgin olive oil. It tasted almost light, with the cut of fresh basil finishing each bite. The roasted mushroom had four varieties of mushrooms (shiitake, oyster, cremini, and button) tossed in a sauce made with butter, white wine, roasted garlic, and shallots, spread over a thin sheet of local mozzarella slices and dusted with pecorino cheese.

What to order

Sidewall Pizza

 Sidewall Pizza locations

You May Also Like
The Commons

The Commons food hall set to open next week

“Although we are separate entities, all of The Commons tenants are very much aware that we are all parts in a greater whole.” – Chrissy Thomas
Food truck Greenville

10 awesome dishes from Greenville food trucks for $15 or less

Be sure to follow the food trucks on social media to see where they will show up next.
taco spots in greenville

Taco ’bout tacos

Journal readers weigh in on the best taco spots for Oct. 4th’s National Taco Day