With two Omaha locations at 5021 Underwood Ave and 17808 Burke Street, Pitch offers its customers a pleasant dining experience with a variety of meal options. The Dundee location was opened in 2009 by founder and previous owner of Godfather’s pizza, Willy Theisen. After splendid success with the first location, a second location in West Omaha opened in 2015. Pitch’s impressive reputation includes being named as an OpenTable Top 100 Hot Spot Restaurant in America for 2016.
The Dundee location has a bustling atmosphere, with a mix of modern and rustic decor. Its menu covers a wide variety of foods including: pizza, burgers, pasta, salad, seafood and beef and chicken entrees.
Although there’s a lengthy wait on Friday and Saturday nights, going on a Sunday night allows customers to walk in and get a table without a prolonged wait.
My friend and I went to Pitch at 5:30 p.m. on a Sunday evening. We were seated right away, although it took us a while to find parking. We ordered truffle fries, mac and cheese and a pepperoni pizza. We received our food about 15-20 minutes after ordering. Shared between us, it was more than enough food.
The truffle fries were thinly sliced and sprinkled with cheese and hot truffle oil. The pizza’s thin crust was completely covered with large, thin slices of pepperoni. The comte mac and cheese included house-cured pancetta, baby spinach and truffle oil. Each item we ordered was bursting with flavor; I would definitely order it all again. The truffle fries were $7, the mac and cheese was $14, and the pepperoni pizza was $15. Our waitress was extremely helpful and quick, and she boxed our food up for us separately. The price is reasonable for such a great experience.
The only possible downside to eating at Pitch in Dundee is the crowded, loud atmosphere. Many tables fill up a relatively small space, and generally all tables are full. Although I can’t complain about being able to listen to Frank Ocean while savoring mac and cheese, the crowded dining area and music could make it difficult for conversations.
Pitch is open on Christmas Eve from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. If you plan on heading to Pitch on Christmas Eve with your family, there are tables that are able to accommodate large groups, as well as bar seating. Calling ahead to make reservations is a sensible idea.
Pitch platters. Pictured are Truffle Fries ($7) and Comte Mac & Cheese ($14). Regular hours: Sunday-Thursday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Lunch hours: Monday-Friday: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Brunch: Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dinner hours: Monday-Friday: 3 p.m. to close. Saturday and Sunday: 2 p.m. to close.