Pizza dough formed into a cone shape and filled with toppings isn’t a new invention, but the first southeast outlet to capitalize on the social media craze is already off to very popular start.
Twisted Sourdough Pizza opened at Silverado Center on Eastern Avenue, a few doors down from the temporarily shuttered Monta Chaya and next door to Crêpe Expectations. The restaurant replaces Gama Bakery & Cakes and takes over its outdoor patio.
Twisted Pizza sources its sourdough from a 50-year-old family starter, self-described as creating a “very airy, moist, and crispy dough.” The restaurant saw long lines on opening day for its menu of sourdough pies, wings, cannoli, and salads. The pizzeria’s regular menu of pies include a mozzarella, pepperoni, spicy Latina, and the lemon-Italiano, featuring a lemon vinaigrette dressing topping arugula and tomatoes.
The big attraction, of course, is the collection of easy-to-walk-and-eat pizza cones, about the size of a waffle ice cream cone, that are prepared two at a time in a shaping machine. Ingredients include meat, cheeses, and vegetables, plus salad options topped with blue cheese, Italian, ranch, and Caesar salad toppings. Vegan and vegetarian options also make the menu.
Twisted Sourdough Pizza, 9500 S. Eastern Avenue, Suite 170, 702-331-9494. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.