Pizza Palace III has come to Selbyville, and with a delivery service, it’s bringing the party all over Sussex County. Located in the Strawberry Center on Route 113, it takes the place of the former Pizzelli’s restaurant.
In the kitchen, freshly made dough rises on the counter, and the sauce is a secret recipe. Hand-rolled into each pan, pizza headlines a long Italian-style menu. Any combination is available, building on top of golden melted mozzarella cheese: Mexican pizza with hot sauce, tomato, onion, jalapeno and chicken; meat lovers; vegetarian; Hawaiian; classic white pizza with garlic butter and mozzarella; cheesesteak pizza; and more.
Or, diners can try a variation, with the Stromboli, steak-o-boli or calzone.
“They love the pizza here — dinner specials at a decent price,” said Salvatore “Sal” Barbagallo, partner and pizza master.
“It’s really good food. Sal is the driving force behind it,” said owner Lynn Pomeroy.
Although unaffiliated with the Georgetown and Millsboro restaurants of the same name, Pomeroy said Pizza Palace III has the blessing of the original owner, “Big Pete” Politis.
“I never would have opened it without Pete’s backing,” Pomeroy said. “Sal’s right in there with me. … He’s the one that was there with Pete from the very beginning.”
Having worked alongside Politis, Barbagallo is now proud of “pizzas, the taste. … There’s timing that has to do with good pizza.”
He also likes the prime rib, and the shrimp and crab a la vodka.
Patrons can enjoy a beer or wine with dinner specials that include pork loin, chicken and broccoli alfredo or spicy Louisiana chicken with shrimp. Pasta lovers can opt for ziti, spaghetti, baked ravioli or chicken, eggplant or sausage and pepper Parmigiana. Chicken Romana matches chicken breast, eggplant and ricotta with marinara, mozzarella and spaghetti.
The sky’s the limit with sandwiches, such as steak and chicken cheesesteak subs, wraps, burgers and cold subs. A children’s menu includes grilled cheese, chicken fingers, hotdogs and PB&J. And those looking for more can round out the meal with soup, salad or chicken wings.
Daily lunch specials get creative with other options: chicken quesadilla, a flounder sub, Tex-Mex grilled chicken sandwich, stuffed peppers and more.
Dessert might be cannoli made to order, milkshakes, cheesecake, tiramisu, chocolate or carrot cake, rice pudding or — special for autumn — pumpkin cake.
“Now that football season is on, we’ll try to do some special for that on Monday, Sunday, Thursday nights,” Barbagallo added.
“We’re dedicated,” Pomeroy said. “We’re always open for suggestions to improve ourselves, and we go the extra mile.”
Daily specials include: Buy a large pizza, get a free small cheese pizza (Mondays through Wednesdays); Buy two large pizzas, get a free 2-liter soda (Thursdays through Sunday); and Two slices of cheese pizza and a 22-ounce soda for $4.50 (daily, dine-in or carry-out).
Free delivery is available with a $15 order, from noon to 9 p.m., Thursday to Monday. (Don’t forget to tip!) The delivery area ranges from West Fenwick to Gumboro and from Dagsboro to Ocean Pines, Md.
Pizza Palace III is located at 38394 DuPont Boulevard and can be reached at (302) 436-5490 and (302) 436-5493.