Our search for quality pizza in East Tennessee continues… Recently we received a recommendation for Gavino's from another restaurant owner so when we were in the neighborhood and it was time for an early dinner, we gave it a try.
Gavino’s Pizzeria is located in a strip shopping center. It’s a decent sized pizza/Italian restaurant and it was clean plus our waitress was very nice.
Basically there is only one size pizza on the menu although you can order by the slice. That size limitation was a negative in our mind… We decided to design our own pizza. We could add 3 – 5 toppings for $22.95. We stayed with our standard preferences…pepperoni and Italian sausage.
This was a good pizza, albeit a bit pricy. The crust was very good and the ingredients were of a decent quality. We both agreed that the pie was a little short on the pepperoni and sausage. Four or 5 additional pieces of each would have really popped up this pie to another level. In retrospect we should have asked if we could double the meats to get us up to 4 out of our 5 'allowed" toppings…
We will return to Gavino’s for another pizza. Even with the price, single size fits all menu and the ‘toppings’ issues, it was one of the best we’ve found here in East Tennessee.