By Jennifer DiDomenico
Though the local business started serving customers at its new location earlier this year, the grand re-opening set the start date of new menu offerings, including flatbreads, salads, wings, pasta selections and more. The pizzeria will, of course, still offer its favored hand-tossed pizzas, including the 24” Jumbo.
“The move has been such a huge benefit,” said Main Street Pizza co-owner Lanson Miller. “We struggled a lot with the smaller location. Now that we’ve moved [to Broadway], the whole dynamic of the restaurant has changed. We have a lot more freedom.”
The look of the new location is much different than the old. While the square footage is much bigger and allows for more seating, the overall interior has a very sleek, modern style— featuring dark grey walls, lime green accents and wood finishes. The front of house is an open concept, with glass walls dividing the pizza station from customers.
The plan for the modern interior was heavily influenced by Miller and his business partner, David Hill. The two young adults — Miller, 22, and Hill, 21 — had a very sharp idea of what they wanted the establishment to look like.
With a modern setting, comes modern ideas. Miller said he has big plans for the pizzeria, as he plans to lay a patio and plant a garden out back. He said the patio will host live musical performances by local musicians, for an atmosphere the small business hasn’t been able to provide before.
“Being young owners, we want to relate to what’s current,” said Miller, noting that live music has become a large part of dining out.
“Plus we really take pride in our resources,” he continued. “We want people to be able to walk through the garden, and see the basil and other products we use.”
Miller grew up around the restaurant business, and began training in a pizzeria at a young age. At 18, he started a new path in fine-dining. He said the Mediterranean-style restaurant had great food and great service— two elements he feels are necessary in a successful restaurant business, no matter the type.
And with that, ingredients are also very important to Miller. He said the new menu has allowed him and his team to step outside of the traditional pizzeria menu, and create unique recipes, while focusing on fresh produce.
“Everything is made to order,” he said. “We want to be what I was trained in: farm-to-table, fresh food, but with a comfortable and homey atmosphere.”
Miller opened Main Street Pizza on Main Street in 2016. Needless to say, the business has brought what Downtown Kissimmee had been missing.
“We don’t feel like a competition to other businesses because we are so different,” said Miller. “We saw a niche in Kissimmee that wasn’t fulfilled.” And they fulfilled it.
To see Main Street Pizza’s full menu, visit www.Main-Street-Pizza-Kissimmee.com/menu.