Bud & Alley's Pizza Bar Serves Authentic Italian by the Beach
November 22, 2013 by Audrey Johnson
Bud and Alley’s Pizza Bar offers a casual dining experience that’s big on local flavor. Located next to Bud and Alley’s Restaurant on Scenic 30A in Seaside, the restaurant houses four distinct dining areas: seats by the oven to enjoy dough tossing, an intimate indoor space with full bar, an open-air courtyard with candlelit tables, and a shady terrace overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. The terrace is a special place - one of those spots where you might feel the urge to pinch yourself.
The Pizza Bar opened in 2009 to rave reviews. And it’s no wonder. Owner Dave Rauschkolb and his wife Carol, along with their friends, architect Leo Casas and wife Tara, spent weeks traveling through Italy researching pizzerias before designing and building Pizza Bar.
“Our terrace was modeled after a terrace overlooking the Mediterranean,” said Joe Beane, General Manager at Bud and Alley’s Pizza Bar. “We try to keep everything as authentic as possible.”
The Pizza Bar’s commitment to authenticity shows in the traditional wood-fired, brick-oven pizzas. Pizza lovers return again and again for the Quatro Formaggi with Fresh Mozzarella, Fontina, Parmigiano, Gorgonzola, and Red Onion; the Margherita with Tomato Sauce, Fresh Mozzarella, and Basil; and the Prosciutto di Parma with Tomato Sauce, Prosciutto, Arugula, and Fresh Mozzarella.
Diners belly up to the kitchen bar to watch their masterpieces being born as culinary artists pound their own dough, tweak the homemade sauce, grate their own fine cheeses, and hand slice their own prosciutto.
Select cured meats and cheeses showcase Fresh Goat Cheese, Felino Salami, Parmesan Reggiano, and Capicolla, among others. Pasta dishes, like the Orecchiette with house-made Fennel Sausage, Broccoli Rabe and Pecorino, are created with as much attention to detail as the signature pies. Italian wines and cocktails round out the perfect meal.
Like all Bud and Alley’s restaurants, The Pizza Bar takes pride in supporting local farmers and fisherman. There’s even a Farmers Market Pizza topped with Tomato Sauce, Market Vegetables, Fresh Mozzarella and Local Arugula and named for Seaside’s Saturday morning tradition that takes place in Central Square.
Stop by Bud and Alley’s Pizza Bar for a local dining experience that feels like it’s a world away. Lunch and dinner are served daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The Pizza Bar is located at 2236 East County Road 30-A, Seaside, Florida, on the gulf side.