A local pizzeria chain has opened its seventh location on the Treasure Coast.
Downtown Benny’s Pizza opened Sept. 11 in a strip plaza on Mapp Road in Palm City, between Martin Downs Boulevard and Sunset Trail.
It’s the first location in Palm City but the third in Martin County, where the local pizzeria began four years ago. Now, there are two locations in Jensen Beach, two in Port St. Lucie and two in Fort Pierce.
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Owner Benjamin “Benny” Fitter, a native of Brooklyn, New York, has rapidly expanded his local chain since opening the original Jensen Beach location in 2019.
A traditional pizza is 14 inches for a small ($13.95) or 18 inches for a large $16.95. Also, pizza-by-the-slice is available ($2.99-$3.99).
Specialty pizza pies ($17.95-$21.95) feature the Mulberry Street, topped with Italian sausage, fire-roasted peppers, red onions, fresh tomatoes, mozzarella and feta cheese; and Benny’s Special, topped with mozzarella, pepperoni, sausage, green peppers, mushroom and onions.
The pizzeria offers authentic Italian dishes ($17.95) that include manicotti, stuffed shells, penne alla vodka, chicken Parmesan and ravioli.
It also has the option to create your own calzones and strombolis ($11.95-$14.95), which are served with homemade marinara sauce.
Plus, the menu includes fresh sandwiches, wraps and hot grinders. Desserts include cheesecake, tiramisu, cannoli and zeppole.
Here’s a timeline of when Downtown Benny’s Pizza locations opened across the Treasure Coast:
December 2019: 2230 N.E. Dixie Highway, Jensen Beach
April 2021: 1909 S.W. South Macedo Blvd., Port St. Lucie
April 2022: 1564 S.E. Floresta Drive, Port St. Lucie
July 2022: 3359 N.W. Main Ave., Jensen Beach
November 2022: 4919 Oleander Ave., Fort Pierce
June 2023: 1007 Seaway Drive, Fort Pierce
September 2023: 2946 S.W. Mapp Road, Palm City
Downtown Benny’s Pizza Palm City
Address: 2946 S.W. Mapp Road, Palm City
Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday-Saturday, noon to 9 p.m. Sunday
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This article originally appeared on Treasure Coast Newspapers: New restaurant: Downtown Benny’s Pizza opens in Palm City