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July 13, 2010

Vegan pizza comes to Catonsville

dairy cowScittino's, a Catonsville pizzeria and Italian market, has started offering vegan cheese on its pizzas.

I'd like to think this is further proof that the area dining scene is getting more sophisticated, except that I'm not sure vegan cheese is all that tasty.

Even Josie Schroeter, one of the Scittino's owners proudly serving the vegan cheese pies, still prefers the real milk mozzarella, which remains on the menu.

"To me, personal taste, it's not the same," she said of the vegan stuff.

But Schroeter said her vegan customers have been more than happy with the Daiya non-dairy cheese option, which the pizzeria rolled out two or three weeks ago.

"It's going over very well," she said. "We're getting calls for it every week."

No dairy cows were inconvenienced by the making of this vegan pizza. AP photo

Posted by Laura Vozzella at 12:15 PM | | Comments (7)


It's like anything else vegan. Take it on its own merits, not expecting it to taste like you remember. Then again, most food doesn't taste like i remember it tasting anymore.
When in doubt, just order without.

Is this a joke? Am I wrong or is "Scittino" pronounced in a most scatalogical manner in Italian? I thought they closed a year ago.

Scittino's makes some of the best pizza in the area. We pretty much only order from them. We will not be trying the vegan "cheese" though.

the vegan cheese is amazing.
We now have more options in Catonsville for my family.
And it is so yummy!
Thanks Scittino's.

The Animal Awareness Project was so happy to work with Scittino's on this new vegan addition. We had a great pizza party benefit- and so many folks came and tried the new vegan daiya brand cheese. It melts and tastes so much like real cheese- and is cruelty free. Come try it today!

The pizza is very good, order it extra crispy and you will be extra pleased:)

Had the vegan pizza this weekend and it was awesome! I'll definitely be getting it whenever I am in the area. I live in Charles Village in Baltimore City and I wish there was vegan pizza available closer.

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Richard Gorelick was appointed The Baltimore Sun's restaurant critic in September 2010. Before joining the paper staff fulltime, he contributed freelance criticism and features articles about food to area and regional publications. Along the way, he dispatched for short-distance trucking companies, shilled for cultural non-profits, and assisted in cognitive neurology research – never the subject, always the control.

He takes restaurants seriously but not himself, and his favorite restaurant is the one you love, too.

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