On the hunt for pizza in Myrtle Beach we were led to Gino’s Real New York Pizza. We read great reviews online and decided to give it a go. There are three locations in the area and we visited the Forestbrook store just a few miles from the airport.
We ordered just one pie- the 16” Bada Bing, a pizza with a choice of five toppings. We asked for onions, black olives, green peppers, tomatoes and spinach. After we ordered we sat at one of the tables in the small dining room and were amazed at the number of people walking in for carry out pizza, calzones and hot subs. The phone didn’t stop ringing and the people didn’t stop coming in.
Our pizza was delivered to our table and it was huge. While they do sell pizza by the slice, the whole pies come in three sizes- big (16”), bigger (18”) and biggest (20”). No small pizzas here.
The pizza was good- they certainly did not skimp on the toppings. Certainly better than anything we can get in Florida but probably not as good as some of the pizza we have had in New York City. The crust was light and fluffy but a little soggy underneath. We probably added too many toppings and it weighed the pizza down. Our fault not theirs.
We were most impressed by the service. When I asked for a to go box for the leftover pizza, I had explained that we were staying in a hotel and had a very tiny fridge that would never hold a big pizza box. A kind gentleman said no problem and individually wrapped our four leftover pieces and stuffed them into a bag that would definitely fit in our little dorm fridge. Nice touch on the service there.
With so many pizza places in the area the food can often be the same everywhere. The atmosphere here was nothing special but the service was great. I recommend Gino’s to anyone in the area wanting good pizza and a friendly face.