D’Alessio’s Wood-fired Pizza now open in Stevensville
STEVENSVILLE — D’Alessio’s Wood-fired Pizza opened over Father’s Day weekend. That may not have been a coincidence, as the restaurant’s name, D’Alessio, was taken from owner James Cronin grandfather, the late John D’Alessio — yes, that’s Italian. There’s even a picture of John D’Alessio on the counter inside the restaurant. D’Alessio was a career police officer in Washington, D.C., a fact Cronin is very proud to tell people.
Of the restaurant, Cronin said, “Making pizza is my passion! I started cooking along side my mother when I was 10. I can cook many things, but pizza is my passion. Here, we use only the finest ingredients available. Our mozzarella cheese is ‘Fior Di Latte,’ which in Italian means ‘flower of the milk.’
“Our dough is made in-house with artisan flour. While our menu is currently limited, we will expand it as we hire more staff and settle in a bit. We try to burn only oak wood inside the oven.”
Cronin said the oven reaches a temperature of 700 hundred degrees, and it only takes about two minutes to cook a pizza. The wood-fired pizza has a unique, delicious flavor, especially in the pizza crust, and is topped off by using the freshest ingredients.
The current menu includes 10-inch and 14-inch diameter cheese pizzas at $8 and $12, respectively. Specialty pizzas include buffalo chicken pizza, barbecue chicken pizza, and crab dip pizza, each at $9 and $14, to mention just a few. Also, you can create your own topping pizzas with more than 20 toppings to pick from.
There are also a variety of cheesesteaks and subs in sandwich choices, thick boardwalk fries, wings, two different salads with an assortment of dressings, and even three Italian desserts — mini cannolis, sorbetto, and bomba.
An assortment of soft drinks, tea, lemonade and coffee are offered.
The restaurant is at the corner of Duke Street and Route 18. The address is 206 Duke St., Stevensville, directly across the street from the Stevensville Car Wash and the Kent Island Station (the former Kent Island Volunteer Fire Station). Hours of operation are Tuesday through Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Closed on Mondays. For more information, call 443-249-3366.
D’Alessio’s Wood-fired Pizza owner James Cronin, left, and store manager Sandra Reed, hold one of their pizzas right out of the 700 degree wood-fired oven at the location in Stevensville. The restaurant is open Tuesday through Sunday.
The final product, one of D’Alessio’s Wood-fired Pizzas right out of the 700 degree wood-fired oven in Stevensville.
D’Alessio’s Wood-fired Pizza owner James Cronin lifts one of his pizzas to give it that “final touch” of flavor over a 700-degree fire — unique flavor and the freshest of ingredients.