|Article and photography by DWDJ Contributor Kate Sherga|
Those of you familiar with Lower Greenville can attest to the late night siren's call of pizza cravings... and how it's practically impossible to resist the heavenly smell wafting out from Greenville Avenue Pizza Company. Once you give in, there's no turning back. Your appetite for GAPCo's pizza is only going to spread to all hours of the day. Well, East Dallasites can rejoice, because after 10 years and much anticipation, GAPCo has officially opened their second location!
One thing you NEED to discover are GAPCo’s appetizers, because as soon as I tried them, I felt like a whole new world opened up to me (I’m talking full-on magic carpet, Aladdin style). Between the meatball sliders, pizza poppers, mozzarella cheese bites, toasted raviolis, and the wings… Oh my goodness. The wings.
Buffalo wings are the obvious choice, but don’t overlook the lemon pepper wings because that tangy, perfectly zesty flavor will change your world. Trust me, this will seriously alter your strategy when you place your order here.
Choose your appetizers wisely though, because the pizza here is no joke. If you’re a pizza purist and you like simple but outstanding flavors, you have to try the Margherita pizza. It is one beautiful specimen. Seeing them drizzle the olive oil and sprinkle it with hand-grated Parmesan might have made my heart skip a beat.
I asked the owners, Sammy and Molly, what their favorite pizzas are and they said the Supreme with jalapeños and the Pesto Sciutto, respectively. Both are solid recommendations, but I have to say the Pesto Sciutto was a stand-out winner to me! This one was like a “best of Italy” tour, bite by bite, with the ultimate combination of pesto, roma tomatoes, fresh garlic, arugula, and prosciutto.
The people’s choice award goes to the Five Cheese pizza. Anyone out there who thinks cheese pizza is “plain” or “boring” will have to shut their mouth because they’ll be too busy devouring this pizza. This is like a cheese lover’s symphony of flavors composed of Mozzarella, feta, Parmesan, ricotta, and my favorite, goat cheese. Honestly, this is what cheese pizza should be!
Everything is genuine, from the tongue-in-cheek “pizza slayers” serving up your pies to the fantastic menu items made in-house with high quality ingredients and lots of love! If there’s one thing to take away from GAPCo (other than copious leftovers) it’s simply this: cool pizza by cool people.
The new location is open Monday – Sunday: 11:00AM – 1:00AM.
GAPco - Peavy Road
1145 Peavy Road
Dallas, Texas 75218
Phone: (214) 324-2726