Why are crowds packing into the family owned pizzeria in Beavercreek on Monday nights? The answer is the Beavercreek Pizza Dive’s “All you Can Eat Pizza Buffet Monday’s.”
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Sure, we had gotten their delicious pizza to go, but we had not yet been there on buffet night. For those of you who sneer at buffets, try our no rules approach and you won’t miss out on yet another great foodie attraction. Housemade Sauces by our own Chef House made a special appearance this past Monday and her Dayton Original Sriracha Sauce was in many of the night’s pizza recipes ! This night was special! It was a Sriracha Takeover !!! The result was our being blown away by some of the unique, fresh pizza tastes! Chef House was also able to help a local dog charity, The Miami Valley Pit Crew, with proceeds from the evening.
For those of you who sneer at buffets, you are missing out on yet another great Food Adventure opportunity. But there is much more to this place than the Monday night buffet.
HERE’S THE SKINNY:
— The pizza is New York Style, Hand Tossed Pies. The dough is made fresh daily, and rests for 2 days before it goes into the pizza ovens.
— Owners J.R. and Teresa Geraci have owned the “dive” approximately 7 years, and are constantly improving their menu.
— The friendly service is as well known as the pizza here. When we say this is one of the most attentive, friendliest group of workers we have met, we mean it. It is not uncommon to see regular customers come into the restaurant and greet the staff with a hug. There is a family feel environment which is, sadly, rare these days.
— Beavercreek Pizza Dive is located at the corner of Dayton Xenia Rd. and Grange Hall Rd in Beavercreek.
— Dine in customers typically get a complimentary sample of the pretzel or bread bites while waiting for their dinner.
— Other specials include Tuesday buy any pizza and get a cheese pizza free of the same size, and everyday specials announced daily on their FACEBOOK PAGE HERE
— We suspect the eatery was named Beavercreek Pizza Dive, because owner J.R. was a diving coach at Beavercreek… just a hunch
What is to follow is more more than a hunch. It has been developed after years of research and many trips to the “dive.”
It is our patented “MUST EATS”
— THE MONDAY NIGHT ALL YOU CAN EAT PIZZA BUFFET: Just $6.99 per person. Kids under 10 years old eat for $1.99. The reason we listed this as a “Must Eat,” is that there are specialty pizzas that are not on the menu, but still in experimental phase and only available Monday nights..
For example, THE TACO PIZZA is a “must eat” but is only available on the buffet. It is topped with pulled pork, lettuce, tomato for a unique spin on a taco pizza. This is Chef House’s favorite pizza at the dive. Don’t forget to spice it up with a few squirts of her Housemade Sriracha sauce!
Also, the MAC N’ CHEESE PIZZA is a “must eat,” only available Monday nights on the buffet. Cheesey, gooey mac-n-cheese, topped with crunchy breadcrumbs, all on top of the Beavercreek Dive’s fresh, hand tossed crust. It is rich, sinful,and delicious. The King says “this is probably my favorite menu item.”
— THE 215 CHEESESTEAK PIZZA : Named for the area code of Philadelphia, this “Philly Cheesesteak Pizza” has it all. Instead of pizza sauce, they use a cheese sauce. Oh yes, a thick gooey, creamy cheese sauce and a shaved steak slices. Other toppings are onions, mushrooms, and a secret house seasoning. This is the Big Ragu’s favorite pizza at Beavercreek Pizza Dive. Come getcha some. fella !
— THE BREAD BITES WITH CHEESE SAUCE: Amazing appetizer that is the closest thing we have found to the old 1970’s-80’s version of Noble Roman’s breadsticks !! Try them and tell us if they are not strangely reminiscent of a taste thought long gone in Dayton…. But you must get the cheese sauce for dipping to complete the deal !
— THE CHEESEBURGER PIZZA: Who uses mustard instead of pizza sauce? The Pizza Dive does, and it is an amazing take on pizza. After the mustard sauce goes on, the pizza is topped with ground beef, tomoatoes, onion, and bacon. It is even topped with ketchup and cheddar cheese. They need to rename it the BACON CHEESEBURGER pizza, because that is exactly what it tastes like. This was one of our “daaaamnnn” faces for sure, when we tried this one. Extreme flavor? You got it here.
— THE B. L. T. PIZZA: Love your bacon lettuce and tomato sandwiches? Then try this pizza with no pizza sauce, just olive oil. It is then sprinkled with partial pieces of bacon and cheese. the last step is adding the cold flavors of mayo, lettuce and tomato. Open up and say ahhh. The crunch of the bacon and lettuce is an undeniable pleasure in life. If it drips down your chin, we won’t tell anybody, just save us a piece, ok ?
— HAWAIIAN PIZZA: For all you exotic types, we have found your next love. Maybe it is the crust, maybe it is the pineapple, bacon and ham. Or is it the final touch of cheddar cheese? We just know the end result is a ‘luau in your mouth.’ Whether you dine in or “lei” on your couch and eat this pizza, it is a great tasting, satisfying pie ! The King was a big fan of this pizza.
— THE REAL-DEAL STEAK SANDWICH: Oven baked subs, with the buns brushed with an olive oil/buttery combination. Served glistening and piping hot, you gotta be careful of you could burn your tongue. We did anyway, and didn’t care because it is so good, we couldn’t wait to dig in. It is hard to put into words the creamy feel, yet bold flavor of this sandwich. It is shaved steak and cheese, not a frozen patty. The peppers, onions and mushrooms are the perfect finish to this masterpiece on a bun. It was so good, we found ourselves daydreaming the next day about it. The Big Ragu highly recommends this sub. It’s a foodie’s paradise!
— CINNAMON SUGAR BREAD BITES with HOMEMADE FROSTING DIP: These are like Bigfoot. Rarely seen. They usually are an extra-special treat, brought out by the staff with the homemade cream cheese frosting dip. They are so labor intensive that offering it on the menu would back up the kitchen and ruin everything. Although, these bites are so good.. if you find them, your table will be mobbed like ours was !!
Honorable Mention: THE ITALIAN CALZONE was pretty good, and the buttery glaze they brush the calzone crust with is simply divine. THE BOMBER is the double layered crust pizza that is a meat lover’s pie. It is a massive pizza where the toppings are inside, and there is crust on top and on the bottom. Also, THE HANDMADE PRETZELS are a kid pleaser and adults love them too !
Note: The cookies and rice krispie treats are a nice distraction. Although the sign says they have them, they have not sold cannoli for a while, but if you order the cinnamon bites mentioned above, you won’t miss them.
Check out the incredible photo gallery below of mouth watering photos from our various visits to the Beavercreek Pizza Dive. Whether you get a pie to go, or visit Monday night’s buffet, you better dive on in here and get some of their MUST EATS ! Better yet, get it for free…. (see below).
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