In August 2018, Rhino’s Pizzeria in Rochester, New York, sent internet pizza fans into a frenzy with their unconventional creation. The polarizing pie began unassumingly enough, with a base of white garlic sauce and mozzarella cheese. Rhino’s then added sliced dill pickles on top and sprinkled it with dill weed, for good measure. They called it a dill pickle pizza, posted it on Facebook, and thousands of people responded. The two-location eatery received everything from public outcries of pizza defiling to attracting devout fans and recipe inquiries from across the country.
The unusual pairing is the brainchild of Kathy Szuba, a Rhino’s employee, and her daughter, who suggested it after returning from a pickle festival. They made a test pizza and gave out samples, only to be met with more enthusiasm than they could’ve possibly anticipated. If the idea tickles your fancy, but you’re nowhere near a Rhino’s outpost, fear not: You can buy their signature garlic sauce online and put sliced pickles on your very own pie.
Where to Try It
Rhino's Pizzeria85 Donovan Street, Webster, New York, 14580, United States
The original home of dill pickle pizza.
Rhino's Pizzeria391 Humboldt St, Rochester, New York, 14610, United States
This centrally-located outpost also sells dill pickle pizza.