So on my way into Publix I stuck my head in the door here and said "Can you make me a Meatball Parm Sub please", in just the way a guy from NY would order it. I told them I was going next door and I'd be back in a few minutes.
The place has an awful location; the way the storefronts are offset, you can't even see the sign from out in front of Publix. It's a small place with lines of tables. I can't see eating in here.
I'd checked the menu and it was $7.95. When I returned, he asked if I wanted a drink; "No" I said, "It's included". So I got a bottle of water. They charged me $8.49 so I guessed there was some sort of lunch combo. Would have been nice if he asked me if I wanted the combo.
When I got home, I realized why I had no choice but to get the drink.
Giuliano's Meatball Parm
Unwanted french fries. They weren't good fries either; soggy, not crisp.
The meatball hero was disappointing. Short on sauce, and the balls themselves were just ok. It was nice, soft bread. Certainly edible, but nothing I'll be craving again anytime soon.
I noticed a new place has opened in the space previously occupied by Angelo's in the Harbor Shoppes, so my plan to order from Vito's was changed on the run. I picked up a menu and saw that they had 18" pies, which is an element of authenticity. I also noticed that this place is owned by the same people who own Zuccarelli Pizza in Pompano, a place that I've been meaning to try.
Inside this place is small but manageable; you could eat in here, but it's really a pizzeria. The prices are medium/fair, with an 18 inch pie going for $13.50; one thing that I like is that they outline the 1/2 topping prices. $1.25 for 1/2 sausage is a fair price.
Giuliano's half sausage pizza
This, people, is pizza. The first couple of bites I took of this made me want to go out on my terrace, jump and do a triple pirouette. I'd finally found it; the holy grail of pizza. It was, imperfect, however, as in some places the crust was a bit too chewy. The crust/cheese ratio wasn't consistent. But this was a very good pizza. If the crust was a bit thinner throughout it would be as good as it gets.
They have a massive menu; Good sauce and good cheese make for a lot of good choices.