If you can stand the heat, the best meal to have in the Finger Lakes this summer comes right from the fire. A wheel of flame-flecked crust, lightly brushed with tomato sauce and olive oil, layered with fresh vegetables and dusted with grated cheese is the reward of anyone willing to get a few logs burning up to 1000º.
But for those of you who’d rather let someone else play pyromaniac, you are in luck. We’ve got quite a few places for you to get your wood-fired pizza fix on around the region. Check these places out during your travels; they’re using local ingredients like goat cheese, sausage, herbs and garlic, providing you with a pie hard to find anywhere else. Some of them serve local wines right alongside, making for the perfect meal on a hot night.
The Copper Oven at Cayuga Ridge Estate Winery
6800 State Route 89, Ovid
Finger Lakes Flatbread at the Ithaca Farmers Market
9am-3pm Sat. and Sun. at Steamboat Landing Pavilion
122 Ithaca Beer Drive, Ithaca
Pizza on the Patio at Billsboro Winery
4760 West Lake Road, Geneva
381 Pine Tree Road, Ithaca