A brand new pizzeria is set to open its doors in downtown Evansville, and by the look of the menu, it will offer a wide range of gourmet versions of the popular Italian dish.

While history shows ancient Egyptians, Romans, and Greeks made and ate flatbreads with toppings, credit for creating the pizza we know and love today goes to the city of Naples, Italy back in the 18th century. Today, you can get practically anything you want on a pizza in any number of styles from thin crust to thick crust, New York style, Chicago style, Detroit style, and crusts that are made from ground-up cauliflower. Whatever your preference, there's a pizza out there for you from any number of restaurants.

Pangea Pizzeria Announces Opening Date and Releases Full Menu

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The new Pangea Pizzeria, located at the corner of NW 2nd and Ingle Streets in downtown Evansville in the space formerly occupied by 2nd Harvest in old National Biscuit Company building, is currently operating under a "soft-opening" until Saturday, July 16th (2022) from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM each day, according to Evansville 411 News on Facebook. Their grand opening is set for Tuesday, July 19th.

Earlier this week, the owners of the restaurant, who also own and operate the popular Pangea Kitchen in the 111 South Plaza at the intersection of Green River Road and the Lloyd Expressway, released the full menu of what customers will have to choose from when they stop by to give the new location a try on their Facebook page. By the looks of it, the restaurant will put its own spin on classic pizzas and offer a few globally inspired pies you likely won't find anywhere else. In addition to pizza, Pangea will also offer homemade gelatos and sorbettos (Italian-style ice creams).

Check out what they'll be offering below. Good luck figuring out which one you want to try first.

Pangea Pizza Menu

Meat Options

Wiseguy - Delux red sauce, sausage, charred marinated onions, mozzarella blend, finished with garlic olive oil and Sicilian oregano

Cuperoni - Delux red sauce, thick-sliced cupping pepperoni, mozzarella blend, provolone, finished with house Calabrian chili honey.

Knuckleball - Delux red sauce, trinity meatball pieces, roasted garlic, provolone cheese, finished with fresh basil, parmesan, house Calabrian chili honey.

Pistachio - House pistachio puree, sausage, mozzarella blend, fresh basil, finished with house Calabrian chili honey.

Funky Chicken - Delux red sauce, smoked slab bacon, chicken breast, mozzarella blend, roasted tomatoes, broccoli, fresh garlic, finished with parmesan, breadcrumbs, and fresh basil.

Global Influenced Pizzas

Cacio E Pepe - House Cacio sauce, black pepper, roasted tomatoes, finished with garlic olive oil, parmesan cheese, cracked pepper, fresh basil, and fresh lemon juice.

French Kiss - House arugula pesto, parmesan, Cambozola cheese, green apples, candied pecans, finished with arugula.

Thai Chicken Curry - House yellow peanut curry, fresh mozzarella blend, chicken breast, red onions, roasted tomatoes, finished with bean sprouts, carrots, and cilantro.

Al Pastor - House pineapple sauce, mozzarella blend, provolone, Al Pastor pork belly, red onion, house pickled jalapenos, finished with cilantro.

Vegetable Pizzas

Regina Margherita - Delux red sauce, mozzarella blend, finished with grated parmesan, fresh basil, and garlic-infused olive oil.

Garden Oasis - Mozzarella blend, roasted tomatoes, red onion, broccoli, red peppers, kalamata olives, finished with parmesan, garlic olive oil, fresh lemon juice, and Sicilian oregano.

Really Fun Guy - House mushroom cream sauce, fresh mozzarella blend, roasted shitake mushrooms, finished with grated parmesan, fresh basil, and garlic-infused olive oil.

Housemade Gelato & Sorbetto

Chocolate - A balance for dark and milk chocolate lovers. Perfect for topping with a homemade cookie.

Biscotti Crunch - Sugar cookie gelato layered with chocolate cookie crunch.

Caramel Hazelnut Cheesecake - Vanilla cheesecake gelato layered with hazelnut sauce and rich, gooey caramel.

Strawberry Sorbetto (Vegan) - Sweet strawberry sorbet with a hint of tanginess. Water base, no dairy.

Coconut (Vegan) - All the creaminess of gelato without the dairy. Made from coconut milk.

Grande House Cookies

Chocolate Caramel Espresso - Emobides traditional, indulgent, and bold flavors.

Raspberry White Chocolate - White chocolate chips for sweetness and raspberries for balance and bright flavor.

Vegan Chocolate Chip - Classic cookie loaded with vegan chocolate chips.

Miso Butterscotch Brownie - Blondie made with Miso and butterscotch. Packaged for heating in your oven at home.

[Source: History.com / Evansville 411 News / Pangea Pizzeria]

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