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Verde Pizza Napoletana is open in Canton

Verde Pizza Napoletana is open in Canton. The Montford Street location was the home for years of Birches, and before that, the Wild Mushroom.

The specialty at Verde is Neapolitan pizza, with toppings like prosciutto di Parma, imported buffalo mozzarella and wild mushrooms. The menu breaks down, simply into salads and red and white pizzas. There are a few menu innovations worth noting. Most of the pizzas include the ingredient fior di latte mozzarella, which is simply good mozzarella made from cow's milk. And on the Pardrino pizza, along with tomato sauce, sopprasetta, gaeta olives, basil and extra virgin olive oil, is a Sicilian cheese I've never seen on a menu - Caciocavallo Ragusano.

The restaurant will be open Tuesday through Sunday for dinner and for lunch and dinner on weekends. Verde is at 641 S. Montford. For information, call 410-522-1000 or go to
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