Dish it: Restaurant review

Tess Riecke, Staff Writer

I am a huge foodie.

When people ask me what my favorite hobbies are, I usually say that eating is one of them.

Just because I’m a foodie doesn’t mean I have to eat fancy foods that take hours to cook. I love all kinds of foods. But there is one item that always makes its way onto my list of favorite foods.


I love it all. Fast food pizza, homemade pizza, frozen pizza. It doesn’t matter, as long as it’s pizza, I will love it.

Which is why when my dad took me to Pitch, in the Dundee neighborhood of Omaha, I was really excited.

Named one of the top 100 restaurants in America, Pitch has exceeded expectations as a pizzeria.

The style is more artisanal rather than “fast food,” which means Pitch is not for the unadventurous with food. While they do serve burgers, salads and pastas, you would be crazy not to order a pizza.

I had the chef’s special on Friday, which was a lobster pizza with goat cheese, mozzarella, peppers and tomatoes. The waiter had me at goat cheese. After I heard that, I didn’t even have to look at the menu because my heart was calling out to that pizza.

Goat cheese is another one of my favorite foods next to pizza, so actually using it as a topping was mind-blowing.

When I took the first bite out of a slice, I declared that no one else at the table could even think about eating this pizza. Selfish, I know, but I was absolutely in love with it.

Pitch is located in Dundee, which makes for a bit of a funky location. The restaurant is narrow but seating goes farther back than expected. So if any ladies decide to wear heels, be cautioned, it takes some navigating and dodging to get to your table if it’s in the back.

Upon entering, the first thing I noticed was how loud the atmosphere was. Granted, it was a Friday night so there were a lot of people who were talking loudly. For some diners, this seems unappealing, but I think it adds to the funky vibe that Dundee gives off.

The low lighting makes this a perfect spot for dates. Because this is a pizzeria, it is somewhat casual. Jeans are okay to wear here. However, if you were to get dressed up, you wouldn’t look out of place.

This kind of atmosphere makes the restaurant more accessible and appealing to several kinds of people.

The wait staff was very friendly. I figured they would be a little tense due to the large crowd, but everyone from our waiter to the person who seated us was wonderful.

My waiter gave us information about the selections without being too wordy. He got right to the point and gave us great advice as to what we should order.

Pitch is also just a short walk from eCreamery, an ice cream shop. Outside of which is where that famous selfie of a teenager, Paul McCartney and Warren Buffett was taken last year. Going to eCreamery after dinner is a perfect dessert to eat outside when it’s nice.

If you ever find yourselves in Dundee and extremely hungry, you have to go to Pitch. I know it is worth the drive and I will be going there this summer.