When Pigs Fly Wood-Fired Pizzeria at 460 Route 1 in Kittery is the spawn of the When Pigs Fly Breads which was just a bit further down the road. The new building is (much) bigger, bluer, and beautiful-er. It now encompasses the bread bakery that once was, as well as a brick oven pizzeria restaurant that now is. Seating abounds both inside the restaurant as well as out: the screened in porch area is a nice place to enjoy your meal virtually free of the voracious mosquitos that may have ruined many an al fresco dining experience for you in the past at other, non-screen protected venues.
The menu is short (appetizers, salads, sandwiches, pizzas, desserts), but complex and creative. If you are travelling with children they might not find much to attract their interest on this menu at first glance, but if you keep looking and sift through the offerings, two lovely words: Meatball Sandwich will pop out at you. There; that takes care of the kid(s). The parents will have difficulty choosing only one or two items from the menu, each one more enticing than the next. Just close your eyes and point to something; you can’t go wrong. Everything is that good.
WPF Pizzeria can also be a great change of pace for Date Nighters with adventurous appetites.
Speaking of dates…Medjool Date Pizza, anyone?
Who would have thought that said dates, surrounded by Soppressata, Mikes Hot Honey, fresh mozzarella and Pecorino Romano cheeses, sea salt, and olive oil could be the makings of an amazingly good pizza?
Those flying pigs, that’s who.
The layout of the restaurant has some difficulties; for example, if you want to use the rest rooms while you are there, you have to cut through the staff traffic flowing to and from the kitchen area, which is challenging when the restaurant is busy. Also, you will pass dangerously close to where the finished food items rest, waiting for the servers to deliver them to the (salivating) patrons. While this is great for gawkers who can’t make up their minds about what to order, it’s not so great for the people who will be eating the pizza that you (potentially) brushed up against as you tried to squeeze through the throng of patrons and waitstaff in the narrow space allowed for safe passage.
Forgive this, however. The food is that worth it.