A pizza joint that uses locally grown, in-season produce, sells pizza by the slice, has vintage video games, and vegan cheese. What’s not to love about CVLT PIZZA?
CVLT is the second effort from Ryan Cappelletti, founder of CVLT’s next door neighbor, Bartertown Diner. Inside you will find a clean space, with a simple black and white motif (some pretty colorful art adorns the walls). There’s a great open kitchen, and a few retro-video games. On the Jefferson side there’s even a lounge area that is perfect for large groups to gather (complete with a projector, no doubt for showing awesome movies).
Everything served in CVLT’s kitchen is locally grown. That means they are canning machines, jarring local tomatoes whenever they can. It’s a pretty impressive operation!
CVLT PIZZA currently has around 8 standard pies on the menu. They say they’ll be switching them out every few months or so based on the seasonal produce. They also offer slices each day for $3 for cheese, and $4 for a slice of the day’s specialty offering.
On our visit, we tried the Double Decker Vegan Breakfast pizza and the Pesto Cashew pizza. Both were phenomenal! The breakfast pizza had all our favorite breakfast staples stuffed inside: tofu scramble, tempeh chorizo, cashew cream cheese, spinach, beer cheese, thinly fried potatoes. It was topped off with a layer of dough and then a tiny bit of mozzarella Daiya. It didn’t matter that we were there for lunch, this was incredible!
The pesto cashew pizza was another unique creation. It came out steaming hot on a thin cilantro crust. The flavors all meshed together nicely. The cashew havarti spread was an excellent base, and the pesto and garlic flavors just sorta melt in your mouth.
Takeout is available and there’s also a delivery bike service that includes a small area around the restaurant (Wealthy/Michigan/Monroe/Diamond) with a $20 minimum order. Sadly, they are closed Monday through Wednesdays.
Important to note that parking in that area can be tricky. There’s on street meter parking, with a limited number of spots – so during busy times it can be tough.
Keep an eye on their Facebook page for daily specials.