Summer is here! Time for a few long weekends at the beach!

Del-Dio’s Summer Holiday Schedule (2017)

May is quickly coming to a close.  It’s been an event filled month, but now our attention turns to the summer season.  With all the hot and hazy days coming our way, we’re craving the cool sea breeze and our favorite beach chairs.  Thank goodness we won’t have to wait much longer!

Florida summer beach photo by DelDioPizza

Summer: Best enjoyed in a beach chair! | photo by @deldiopizza

The following federal holidays allow for our hardworking team to enjoy an extra day or two off.  Here’s hoping you are able to do the same!

Memorial Day:

Monday, May 29  (closed Sunday & Monday)

Independence Day:

Monday, July 3rd and Tuesday, July 4  (closed Sunday, Monday, Tuesday)

Labor Day:

Monday, September 4  (closed Sunday & Monday)

Enjoy the Summer!

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Pizzeria Del-Dio: The Best Pizza in Orlando

World Famous Pizza in Orlando!

World Famous Pizza by Pizzeria Del-Dio

Thanks to a Conde Nast Traveler article, we can officially say: Del-Dio’s serves world famous pizza!

When we heard a customer say that our pizzeria is known for having the best pizza in the world, we were stunned.  Honestly, we thought it was just a really nice compliment.  Then he kindly shared this amazing news with us:

Pizzeria Del-Dio was mentioned in an article titled The 14 Best Pizza Cities in the World.  (Yes, the WORLD!!!)   Conde Nast asked this crucial question in a 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards survey, “Where can you find the best pizza in the world?”  Surveys and votes were tallied, and Orlando was included among the cities listed.  It is nearly impossible to describe our excitement about learning  Pizzeria Del-Dio is featured for serving up great pizza pies!

… it’s Pizzeria Del-Dio that serves up slices of both New York-Sicilian and New York-Neapolitan on demand. Heavy demand.”  Check out the article !

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We never imagined this could happen!

Since opening our Orlando pizzeria 9 years ago, our goal was to be known for the best pizza in Orlando.  Del-Dio’s has received some terrific local press as well as recognition from a few food critics over the years.  We have truly enjoyed every bit of  buzz that has come our way and inched us a bit closer to our goal.  But ultimately, our loyal customers are the reason Chef John tirelessly turns on the ovens every day (…except Sunday’s – they are reserved for golf,  family, and rest – lol).  We love you all dearly and are so appreciative of the support you generously give us.

It’s heartening to know so many friendships have been formed at our front counter and our dining tables.  From the onset, our intention for Del-Dio’s to be as casual and comfortable as the family dinner table, so we’re extremely proud of the neighborhood environment that we’ve created.  The fact that we have created a space where people can engage with each other is really priceless.  We are abundantly blessed to be part of so many lives.  That alone makes working the restaurant-life rewarding.

Experiencing this level of recognition is a rare and wonderful occurrence, and we are incredibly honored.  We look forward to serving our world famous pizza for years to come!  Thank you Condé Nast Traveler readers (& writer Daniel Young) for the nod.  Grazie!

Award winning pizza since 1994!

Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day 2015

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Del-Dio’s Summer Holiday Schedule (2015)

We couldn’t be more excited about the upcoming summer holidays!   The following federal holidays provide the rare opportunity for our staff to enjoy two consecutive days off!

waterfront-photo by E.D.Memorial Day:

Monday, May 25  (closed Sunday & Monday)

Independence Day:

Saturday, July 4  (closed Saturday & Sunday)

Labor Day:

Monday, September 7  (closed Sunday & Monday)

 

 

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Critic’s Choice for Best Pizza in Central Florida

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Orlando Sentinel’s 17th annual Foodie Awards names Del-Dio’s as Critic’s Choice for Pizza

When Pizzeria Del-Dio was listed as Critic’s Choice for Pizza in the 16th annual Foodie Awards we were thrilled!  It was a complete and total surprise, and naturally we relished the recognition.

In January, the results for the 17th annual Foodie Awards were posted.  Again we were thrilled to learn Del-Dio’s was listed as Critics Choice for best Pizza!

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The shock has still not worn off (!).   To be recognized for a second straight year is an amazing honor!  Special thanks go out to Heather McPherson, food editor and dining critic at the Orlando Sentinel, for selecting our Orlando pizzeria for consideration.  We couldn’t be more proud of this wonderful award.

We are also extremely proud of our Team for their hard work and dedication – we love you guys for helping make Del-Dio’s the go-to place for the best pizza !

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Focaccia Bread Baked Fresh at Del-Dio’s: Festive and Delicious!

Fresh focaccia bread is always on the menu at Del-Dio’s. And now there are more festive and delicious bakery fresh breads to choose from!

While you have all been busy munching our hand-tossed pizzas and scarfing the buttery garlic knots, Chef John has been quietly perfecting his focaccia making skills.

If you dine with us no doubt you’ve had the freshly baked focaccia bread.

Del-Dio's Focaccia bread

Del-Dio’s Focaccia Bread is made fresh daily house made

Del-Dio's Focaccia bread

Del-Dio’s Focaccia Bread squares – served with dipping oil

Our tried and true focaccia recipe is quite delicious.  We bake at least a batch per day, often times more on the busy weekends, so the bread is always fresh.

However, lately we’re taking things to a new level!   Here’s a  peak at some recent creations:

How about some toppings on your focaccia bread?

Our favorites combinations include tomato and olive, and spinach with feta cheese.

Del-Dio's Tomato and Focaccia bread

Del-Dio’s Tomato and Olive Focaccia Bread

 

Del-Dio's Focaccia Bread Spinach & Feta

Del-Dio’s Spinach and Feta Focaccia Bread

 

Festive and Delicious

A recent customer requested Chef John’s help in creating these Mexican inspired breads.  Referred to as panes de los muertos; this bread is typically decorated with crossed-bones and plays an important role in the celebration of  the colorful  Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos  (All Souls Day).

Pane de Muerto by Del-Dio  (Orlando)

Del-Dio’s Focaccia Bread – “Panes de Muerto”

 

Del-Dio’s focaccia bread was the perfect addition to this Day of the Dead themed Halloween Party (photo courtesy of  A Flair for Affairs, Orlando).

Pane de Muerto at Day of the Dead Party

Del-Dio’s “Panes de los Muertos” lends an authentic touch to a Day of the Dead party (photo courtesy of A Flair for Affairs)

 

Last but not least…  check out this fall beauty!   Just imagine this amazing fall-themed focaccia on your holiday dining table!   Everyone’s mouth will be watering and if you’re lucky, you’ll be able to snag a piece for yourself before it’s gone.  (We highly recommend you bring a second focaccia bread along, just to be safe.)

Del-Dio's Focaccia Bread - Fall Beauty!

Del-Dio’s Focaccia Bread – Fall Beauty!

 

Like what you see?  Then call today and place an order for your favorite!!  407-898-1115

Custom focaccia bread is made to order and requires a few hours preparation.  We request that bread orders be placed at least one day before they are needed.   Once purchased, focaccia bread may be refrigerated or frozen to maintain freshness until serving.

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