I work in The Waterfront, so this was a convenient pizza stop for me. I first heard about Di Salla’s from one of my coworkers, who was raised in Munhall. She said that this was her family’s go-to pizza for as long as she could remember. What she loves the most (and, judging from the reviews on Google and Facebook, what everyone loves most) are the smell of the pizza shop and the incredible sauce. Yup. I must say that I whole-heartedly agree. I knew the second I got out of my car that I was at the right place – the smell of ‘za hit me like a brick wall.
What also struck me about this place was its total lack of literally any marketing efforts. No website, no social media – just quality pizza and good ol’ fashioned word of mouth, it would seem. The place itself is just an empty room (not one table!), an ATM, a vending machine, and a counter.
I recommend giving Di Salla’s a try, especially if you like a crunchy crust and salty, flavorful cheese. Their Sicilian style pizza lived up to the hype. I recommend exploring Homestead in general. The Waterfront is usually what brings people to the area, but its grittier counterpart across the tracks is host to amazing places like Old School Italian Sandwich Shop, Eighth & Hays, Voodoo Brewery, and Blue Dust.