At our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast, I regularly get asked where to find the best pizza in Kennebunkport Maine. Since I could never eat enough lobster, I can’t imagine looking for pizza when visiting a seafood mecca (Maine does
supply over 75% of the nation’s lobsters). It doesn’t help, however, that I am gluten-free. But I seem to be overruled – people just have to know where to find the best pizza pies around.
Hands down, the best pizza comes from Grissini, a restaurant not far from our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast in Lower Village Kennebunk. The upstairs trattoria offers sophisticated Italian dining, while the lower level houses the “Grotto,” a cozier and more intimate space. When dining downstairs, you can choose from two menus, choosing fine or casual dining, or some combination of the two. But Grissini’s basement is the only place you can order their amazing pizza. With its thin, delicate crust and perfect application of gooey cheese, I briefly considered going for the gluten (or maybe I should say “glutton”!). Nevertheless, with its crisp and non-doughy crust, wood fired and baked to perfection, even the lightest of eaters should have no trouble polishing off a small pie. So if you’re looking for a delectable dinner with an elegant atmosphere, look no further than Grissini.
Sometimes, though, nothin’ but a pizza and beer will do. Just off Route 1 in Kennebunk sits Sebago Brewing Co., in the former home of a brick-oven pizzeria and Italian restaurant. Sebago Brewing is well-known for its Maine-made brews, but its Kennebunk location is the only one to offer “Flatbreads.” Essentially individual-sized pizzas fired in their brick oven in a variety of flavors (with and without traditional marinara sauce), these are perfect for sharing or for those who can’t (or won’t) compromise! But don’t enjoy their local beers too much – you can’t walk back to our Kennebunkport Bed and Breakfast.
Sometimes after a long soak in the tub, a phenomenal afternoon nap, or a great game on TV , visitors don’t feel up to walking to dinner in Kennebunkport Maine. Instead, delivery calls. Looking for take-out? Try Lower Village Take-Out for pizza and your favorite fried food. But be forewarned – they don’t deliver every night of the week!
On a gluten-free getaway? Duffy’s in downtown Kennebunk offers gluten free pizza crusts with any of your favorite toppings! They can be a little dry, so be sure to ask for extra sauce, but if you need to join in on the junk food action, Duffy’s will hit the spot. And best of all, it’s just around the corner from Dairy Queen – the perfect ending to a pizza dinner.