Pizza was invented in the 1700’s in a city in Italy called Naples. The first “Margherita” pizza, the original, plain pie, was made for Queen Margherita, and retains her name.
We follow the Italian tradition of great pizza making. All of our pizza is hand tossed and baked in an authentic Woodstone “open flame” firedeck oven at 600 degrees. Our dough is made from “00” flour, imported from Italy. Our Margherita (Gio’s Plain) is topped with San Marzano D.O.P. tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, Pecorino Romano cheese, extra virgin olive oil, sea salt and fresh basil. We do not add sugar to our sauce or dough.
“I have to say that this is, hands down, the BEST brick oven pizza in the Lehigh Valley.. there… I said it… take that! Well, it’s true. I have the pleasure of working near this fabulous Italian restaurant, however I only get to eat here once in a great while because it is a restaurant and I don’t always have an hour for lunch. That being said, every time I’ve eaten here, it’s been fantastic… from their plain pizza to the Giovanna to their Caesar salad it’s yummy!”We make pizza authentically, the way it was meant to be. Try it for yourself so you will know what pizza was intended to be. Great as an appetizer or an entree.
Best Pizza in the Lehigh Valley
Why We Chose an Open Flame Fire Deck Oven
May 15th, 2018
Hot, hot, hot! That’s what our open flame oven is. And that’s what makes Gio’s pizza taste like what you’d find in Italy. We follow the Italian tradition of great pizza making. All of our pizza is hand tossed and baked in a Wood Stone “open flame” fire deck oven at 600 degrees. We make our dough from “00” flour, which is milled specifically to cook at the high temperatures of our authentic Italia[...]
Authentic Italian Pizza Made with Imported 00 Flour
May 14th, 2018
We make authentic Italian pizza dough using only the finest “00” flour, imported from Naples, Italy. Gio Italian Grill uses only Italian tipo “00” flour, also called doppio zero flour, to make our pizza dough. Why? Because you need real Italian flour to make authentic Italian pizza. In the US, flours are categorized by how much protein they contain. In Italy, they are categorized based on [...]
Voted Best Pizza in the Lehigh Valley - AGAIN!
October 29th, 2014
You voted us the best pizza in the Lehigh Valley! Thank you! For the third consecutive year, Gio Italian Grill won the Lehigh Valley Style's Decadent Dish award for Favorite Gourmet Pizza! Thank you for voting for us! Once again, you have told us that we make the best pizza in the Lehigh Valley! Why We Make the Best Pizza in the Lehigh Valley We pride ourselves on serving authentic, open-fl[...]
Gio Wins Two Decadent Dish Awards for 2013
November 28th, 2013
We are excited to announce that Gio Italian Grill been named the winner of two (YES, TWO!) Decadent Dish awards from Lehigh Valley Style! We were voted "Favorite Pizza" and Neighborhood Favorite". Two Decadent Dish Awards Thank you to everyone who voted for us! We are thrilled to be the Lehigh Valley's favorite pizza makers! We take incredible pride in every pizza we make; from the "00" imported[...]
The Vote's Are In: Gio Makes Your Favorite Pizza 2012!
November 28th, 2012
Gio Italian Grill has won the 2012 Lehigh Valley Style Decadent Dish award for Favorite Pizza! Have you checked out this month's issue of Lehigh Valley Style? If you did, you already know that they love our pizza! If not, here's what they had to say: It starts with hand tossed dough made from 100-percent wheat flour imported from Italy. Then it’s topped with San Marzano tomatoes, fresh mozzare[...]