Lunch at Ferraro’s, Downtown’s Newest Pizza Joint

Posted by Holly Whitfield | June 29th 2010 1956 0

For about a week, I’ve been hearing talk about Ferraro’s, a pizzaria that just opened in the Pinch district downtown. The talk has been a mixture of downtowners excited about having a pizza place nearby and “OMG, try the stromboli.”

Ferraro's Pizzeria and Pub, Memphis, Tenn.

Ferraro's Pizzeria and Pub, Memphis, Tenn.

Alas, I didn’t try the stromboli when I had lunch there yesterday. There was a lunch special calling my name – an 8 inch, two topping pizza and a drink for $9.99.

I ordered my sausage and basil pie at the counter and was surprised when it showed up at my table super quickly and at least 10″ in diameter. The owner, Andrea Ferraro (who’s also a derby girl) said that the dough usually spreads out a little bit when it cooks.

Sausage and basil pizza from Ferraro's

Sausage and basil pizza from Ferraro's

My pizza was excellent. The crust was perfect – it walked the fine line between thin and thick, and was firm enough to support the toppings, but not overly crispy. The toppings were fresh and there were plenty of them.

Ferraro’s has a definite neighborhood-pizza-joint vibe. The staff is friendly and attentive, there are plenty of big tables and a few large TVs. For those of you who don’t want to leave the house, they offer delivery “uptown, downtown and all around”. While they don’t have liquor, Ferraro’s does have a large selection of beers (on tap and in bottles). All of the beer on tap is $3.50 or less per glass.

Go There:

Ferraro’s Pizzeria and Pub

(See the menu)

111 Jackson Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 522-2033

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Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. Rob says:

    The stromboli is flat-out amazing! Absolute perfection! Thanks for the heads-up, trying to find pizza/etc downtown is surprisingly difficult…

  2. Joi says:

    I went there this past Monday with a friend.  The special of the day was 12" cheese pizza for $5.  You could add vegetables for .75 and meat for $1.  We had pepproni, sausage, roasted red bell pepper, roasted garlic and it was delicious.  The best pizza in town by far.  I will be going there often although I live in MS.

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