My husband and I were in Apex the other day as we are taking our dachshund to get treatments at Harmony Animal Hospital. We were in the mood for pizza, so we asked the staff if there was a good pizza place in town. Several people suggested we try Anna’s Pizzeria, so we decided to give it a try.
Anna’s Pizzeria is located right in the middle of the historical downtown section of Apex. Its cheery exterior was immediately welcoming. We picked a little table by the windows. I liked the light olive color of the walls and the interesting wavy looking artwork on the walls. There is also a really nice mural of the historic district on the back wall of the restaurant. The open kitchen allows people to watch their pizzas being prepared and baked.
We immediately noted that in addition to pizza, Anna’s seemed to have several nice looking pasta plates. Their portions seem to be generous as well. They also had Panini’s, Calzones and several chicken and veal dishes on the menu. I also noticed something I haven’t seen since the last time I was in West Virginia – they serve pepperoni rolls here, along with sausage rolls and a few other rolls. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a pepperoni roll on a menu outside of West Virginia. I will have to come back to try one soon!
My husband ordered a personal pizza with thin crust. He got the Rustica, which had very thin slices of sweet sausage and mushrooms over a tasty marinara sauce and fresh melted mozzarella cheese. It was really good! We did notice the crust was a little underdone for our taste and we would have added a lot more garlic though.
I got two different slices of pizza. The first was a square piece of the Bruschetta. It was topped with lots of chopped tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, basil and a little garlic and topped with balsamic vinegar. It was at best lukewarm when it arrived to our table. I loved the taste of the balsamic vinegar, but was not thrilled about getting a cold piece of pizza.
The second piece I got was upon the recommendation of our dog’s vet. She said she likes the eggplant pizza, so that’s what I ordered. It was a huge slice, so really I didn’t need the other slice of pizza. This pizza had thin slices of eggplant that were coated in breadcrumbs and fried, much like an eggplant parmesan. They were layered on top of a marinara sauce and large, thin slices of fresh tomato. The mozzarella was thick and gooey. Yum! But, this slice also lacked garlic, so I had to add a lot of garlic powder to give it some flavor. The crust on this slice was cooked well though.
I’m not sure I would have paid $20 or more for a large specialty pizza. In my book the pizza was OK, but certainly not the best I’ve had in the Triangle, nor was it the worst. It would land somewhere in the middle. However, just one slice was reasonably priced and that’s all you really need to get a decent meal here. Several of the other dishes seemed to be more appropriately priced than the specialty pizzas.
Have you eaten at Anna’s Pizzeria? What did you think about their food? Let me know by commenting below!
Anna’s Pizzeria is located at 100 North Salem Street in downtown Apex. They are open Monday-Thursday from 11am-10pm, Friday & Saturday from 11am-11pm and Sundays from 11am-10pm.