Before leaving on our trip my friend told me I had to visit Sweet Melissa’s for a slice of late night pizza. With this in mind, I made sure our final stop of the night before crashing at the bed an breakfast was the Congress Street pizzeria.
The pizza joint is located in the heart of downtown and was swarming with people in search of something to top of a night of drinking. I got in line behind a girl with multiple piercings and some sweet ink. The line moved slowly toward the cash register as a guy from behind the counter slung slices across on simple white paper plates.
A conveyor belt oven stood against the right sided wall. Exposed brick, duct work, and eclectic artwork gave the shop a cool vibe. Booths and small tables filled the area near the windows that ran along the left side of the restaurant. They were crammed with people chatting, eating, and drinking Mexican Coca-Colas.
When it was my turn to order I had my heart set on a simple piece of pepperoni pizza. The slinger of pie told me all they had for slices was what was in the case, and if I wanted something specific I would have to wait 20 minutes or so. There was no way I was waiting for pizza, and opted for a slice of pepperoni and chicken. A bottle of coke completed my order and I went in search of a place to sit, photograph, and eat my slice.
All of the available seating was occupied, and instead I found a place on a place near one of the windows where I could rest my coke and balance my slice. The pizza was folded at the end and topped with a generous amount of thin sliced pepperoni, chunks of white meat chicken, and gooey mozzarella cheese. The crust was thin and chewy. The thinness extended all the way to the edge of the outer edge where some baked remnants of cheese remained. The sauce had a good amount of spices and a nice tomato flavor. It was good pizza, and hit the spot.
Sweet Melissa’s is open until 4 a.m., and is a fun place to grab a slice at the end of the night in Savannah. The interesting mix of flavors, people, and sights make it worth a visit. Sweet Melissa’s does not have an online presence, and for additional information, including daily hours, give them a call at (912) 341-0093.
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