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Written by Ashley Sohngen   
Sunday, 15 May 2011 07:38

The Naked Truth About Pizza
Get ready for a pizza that tastes good and is actually good for you. No you’re not in heaven, but keep reading.

Vh1's Mindy Hall at Cincy Naked Pizza

Ditch that heavy feeling you get from eating greasy fast food—it’s time to get Naked. Since opening their first store in New Orleans in 2006, Naked Pizza has been expanding all around the country. Lucky for us, they didn’t miss Cincinnati! They caught on to the idea that people have started to care more about their health and what they are putting into their bodies. Located in Hyde Park at 3646 Edwards Rd., now there’s a pizza place that cares just as much about your health as you do.


Store Manager Amy Girton-Gorenca (who was recently married this past weekend - congrats!) says, “it’s a place that all of us are so proud to work at because we’re changing the way people eat and the way they view what they put in their bodies.”



When I heard of Naked Pizza for the first time, I had to try it for myself and went for lunch the very next day. One of their most famous specialty pizzas, which I was dying to try, is the “superbiotic” with artichoke, spinach, bell pepper, mushroom, garlic, red onion and cilantro. Now if that doesn’t get your taste buds going, there’s more. You can also create your own pizza and cater it just to your liking with their plethora of topping choices.


If you want to eat healthy but don’t want to shy away from meat, they have you covered. “A lot of people think that because we are healthy we don’t have meat, but we do,” says Girton-Gorenca. Whichever route you decide to take, one thing is certain: “It’s a product that makes you feel good,” Girton-Gorenca says. “When you eat the pizza you don’t have that lagging feeling like you need to go take a nap.”


Have I mentioned the store’s fabulous atmosphere? I walked in to find a vase full of beautiful fresh flowers, a countertop made from bamboo and two iPads for your browsing pleasure. I actually used one of the iPads to check out the nutritional information of the pizza I had ordered while it was being made, which they conveniently provide right on their Web site for you.


Each crust is made from ten whole grains “so they have that really good fiber we’re often times lacking in our diets in America,” Girton-Gorenca says. “Because it’s those whole grains it releases slowly in your blood stream, so you don’t have that instant surge.” You can also opt for their gluten-free crust on any pizza—this has been a real hit in Cincinnati.


With 40 percent fewer calories than competitors, the freshest ingredients possible and all at a great price, it’s hard to believe they are even considered “fast food.” “It’s as natural as you can get and we are so proud to be a part of that,” says Girton-Gorenca.


“In this time mom’s are busy so they want to be health conscious but they still have a lot to do in a day. So it’s something that a mom can be so proud to feed her family,” she says. The company prides themselves in being able to serve “fast food” without the nutritional sacrifice.


The grand opening of their Hyde Park location is this coming Saturday, May 21 and you don’t want to miss it! They are giving away all kinds of fun things all day, including t-shirts to the first 100 customers and an iPad2.


Go to to see a menu, nutritional information, and to learn more about their unique food making process. They deliver! Place your order online, in-store or give them a call at (513) 871-4400.


Courtesy of Naked Pizza


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Ashley Sohngen is Cincy Chic's photography intern. Send her an e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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