The most recent addition to the Williamston business community is The House of Pizza, located at 14 North Hamilton St., in Williamston. The Italian & Greek Pizzeria offers authenic Italian and Greek food and all menu items contain high quality ingredients.
“We use 100 percent freshly grated Mozzarella Cheese and make our dough daily to ensure quality and freshness, owner/manager Mo Farhan said. “We are family friendly and want to open our doors to the community, families and churches.”
Though the business opened January 3, a grand opening/ribbon cutting was held Sunday. Approximately 40 people including and were served a pizza buffet lunch.
Among those attending were Councilman Otis Scott, Councilman David Harvell, Mayor Mack Durham, Police Chief Tony Taylor, GWBA President Chris Trotter, Fire Chief Steve Ellison and others.
Mayor Durham said he was honored to have the House of Pizza opening in Williamston.
“The addition of another fine restaurant,” he said. “Williamston is becoming a great destination for dining.”
The mayor said he hopes the trend will continue and he will continue to try to create a busy friendly environment in Williamston.
“I invite everyone to try the House of Pizza. My favorite is the lasagna,” he said.
Blake Sanders, representing the Palmetto Area Economic Development committee said. “It is another unique opportunity to employ some of our local residents. I look forward to them giving back to the community and their grandchildren taking over.”
The new business employs 10 people including the owner.
Mo grew up in the pizza restaurant business, working with his father Andy Farhan at the House of Pizza in Belton.
Farhan opened the business in 1991.
“We are very happy with the town and the people are very nice. They have accepted us and love our food and our service,” he said. “The town has been very supportive of us being here.”
The Farhans have been in business in the upstate for many years. Andy worked with his brother Mo at a restaurant he opened in Laurens for two years before opening the House of Pizza in Belton.
On opening in Williamston, Andy Farhan said, “Williamston is a growing town. There is a lot of traffic.”
After years of people asking us when are you coming to Williamston, they made the decision. “They have been asking for years to come here,” Mo said. “We are so happy to be a part of Williamston and serving Williamston.”
Councilman David Harvell said, “I think it is great. They have great food. We are glad to have them here.”
Menu items include personal pan pizzas 7 inch; small 10 inch and large 14 inch pizzas with choices of cheese and one to four toppings.
They also have wings, subs, spaghetti, manicotti, lasagna, grilled chicken Alfredo and fried chicken Parmesan, Stromboli and salads.
A favorite is the cheesy bread.
They have a choice of nine appetizers including fried pickles and Jalapeno poppers and chocolate chip pizza.
They also offer a quick carryout service. For more information or to place an order, call 864-847-6000. Hours are Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday 4 -10 p.m.