Vermont Pizza Company has opened in the former Rocky’s Pizza location at Taft Farms Village Center in Williston. John and Logan Howe, who purchased the Rocky’s Williston location last year, felt it was time for a change and wanted to create a real Vermont-style Italian restaurant, according to a press release.
“We wanted to take our current restaurant to the next level,” said John Howe. “We have improved upon our pizza recipe and added several specialty pizzas and homemade sauces, as well as creating a more varied menu that includes Vermont Angus beef burgers, a variety of pasta dishes, calzones and wraps, several new side dishes and some amazing desserts.”
The Howes are also working to incorporate Vermont products into their business.
“In addition to Vermont beef, we offer fresh Vermont veggies and breads, and are working on joining the Vermont Fresh Network,” Logan Howe said. “And we have redesigned the restaurant with a more open, Vermont farmhouse feel, while featuring local artists’ work on our walls.”
Vermont Pizza Company now offers tableside service in addition to at-the-counter orders.
“We want to cater to local families and also to business people who want to stop in for a quick lunch,” John Howe said. “We are so excited to offer a place where you can take your time and enjoy yourself or have a quick business meeting. We want everyone to feel welcome—it’s the Vermont tradition.”