It has been a while since we have eaten at World Pie. During the off-season, we love to come in for a late-night (10pm) pie, drinks, and appetizers at the bar. For example, one night we stopped in during Super Bowl Sunday when it was just my husband and myself, and they had some pigs in a blanket, mozzarella sticks, and chicken wings at the bar. The bartenders and waitstaff are always very wonderful and are very good at coming in to check to see if you may need anything during your dining experience.
We visited World Pie after the ArtHamptons exhibition two Saturdays ago. If you missed this year’s grand exhibition of gallery art from around the world, definitely write it on your calendar for next year. It is fun for everyone in the family and you can really learn a lot in a short amount of time. Many of the works of art were from local galleries in Sag Harbor and Southampton, for example. The restaurant was not at all crowded, and it was a perfect time to bring Sarah in her stroller. Most people were sitting outside in their patio area with tables shaded by umbrellas. Since it was on the warmer side, we preferred to sit in the comfortable, air-conditioned back room.
For lunch in the past, we usually order either their Patti’s Pie made with mushrooms, onions and roasted garlic, mozzarella, and tomato sauce or the abbreviated POXY Pie that has pepperoni, onions, xtra cheese, yellow peppers, mozzarella, and tomato sauce. We usually order the small pizza and split it between the two of us. Order the larger size for parties of three or more, depending upon how hungry you are. Today, my husband ordered their Fresh Clam Pie ($18) that is made with fresh clams, ricotta, Parmesan cheese, and roasted garlic. Yes, it tastes even better than it looks! There is nothing like fresh garlic mixed with fresh clams and the ricotta was an excellent choice to seal the deal. Sprinkle with parsley, and you have yourself the perfect pizza! It always depends upon my mood whether I prefer white pizza or pizza with tomato sauce.
If it is a pizza with tomato sauce, I love, just like my pasta dishes, extra tomato sauce with finely chopped garlic, onions, and a generous amount of an Italian seasoning blend. I also love to dip the pizza crust in cold marinara sauce. The small pizza is 8” or four slices and the large is 10” across or eight slices. Besides choosing one of their own creations, you are always welcome to create your own pizza masterpiece.
Off of their special menu (picture above), I ordered their curried chicken prepared with diced tomatoes, apples, raisins, walnuts, over greens and served with toasted pita. I loved the sliced apples on the side and it was prepared in such a delicate fashion, but felt that the dish was unexpectedly heavy and the curried chicken was made with what seemed to be a large amount of mayonnaise. I would have loved to have tasted more of the curry flavor and thought automatically it would be a yellow curry with some spice. It was not spicy at all. It is a good dish to split; I was really hungry and wound up eating less than half, and I had one slice of my husband’s clam pizza. In my opinion, the pies are the best bet. You can’t go wrong!
I must point out how the waitstaff there treats you like genuine, old friends, and their pizzas are a great value. Their pizzas, in fact, excel in taste and quality. We will be back again soon.
For more information, including their regular menu, please visit http://worldpiebh.com
*Update (11/30/14): My husband and I visited World Pie today for lunch and ordered the small Sausage pizza and the Caprese salad, which were both exceptional. We split both orders and the pizza was perfectly done: crispy and flavorful! Bon Appetit!