Sending out a beacon to fill up on pizza and calzones at Lighthouse Pizza

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By Pamela Brownstein

The Lunch Bunch gathered at Beaufort’s newest pizza joint, Lighthouse Pizza, on Lady’s Island. Although most recently the location of the Lighthouse Deli, most locals might remember the spot best as the old location of Upper Crust in the little strip mall across the street from Beaufort High School.

It is now owned by Thomas and Starr de Treville, who opened the restaurant earlier this spring. The couple is

Meat lovers pizza
Meat lovers pizza

all about family — Tom’s grandpa, Ellis de Treville, has owned the property since the 1960s, and Tom’s sweet mom helps out when she can working behind the counter.

Chipotle BBQ calzone
Chipotle BBQ calzone

The menu focuses on pizzas and calzones — diners can order specialty pies or build their own from a large list of toppings. Personal size pizzas are available, and can also be made gluten free for those with food allergies.

We tried Tom’s Alfredo pizza made with a Mozzarella/Provolone cheese blend, cheddar cheese, chicken, ham, black olives, mushrooms and Tom’s Delicious Alfredo Sauce. The crust was cooked just right and it was a tasty pie.

We also had a meat lovers pie topped with pepperoni, beef, Italian sausage, and sprinkled with some hot pepper flakes because this yummy pizza definitely packed a kick.

We all really enjoyed the Spicy Chipolte BBQ Calzone (which can also be ordered as a pizza). This giant calzone was filled with a variety of cheeses — a Mozzarella/Provolone blend, Parmesan and Romano — pepperoni and delicious chipolte barbecue chicken.

The restaurant also offers a big selection of drinks, as well as draft beer, non-draft beer and wine, all for very reasonable prices.

Lighthouse Pizza is located at 81 Sea Island Parkway on Lady’s Island, and is open Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for lunch, 5 to 8 p.m. for dinner; Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for lunch, 5 to 9 p.m. for dinner; and Saturday from 3 to 9 p.m. Happy Hour is everyday from 5 to 7 p.m., and cornhole tournaments will be held every Saturday. For more information, call 843-522-0527 or find the menu online at https://sites.google.com/site/lighthousecenterpizza.