Gwen Fowler



Over the river and through the woods, to Kovachi’s we go

Posted 12/22/2012 4:48:00 PM

Celebrating the holidays is all about traditions, from pulling out the ornaments collected over the years to baking cookies for the neighbors.

One of my most cherished Christmas traditions is a visit to a childhood friend and her family every year during the holidays. It’s a practice we began before Judy and Dave had children. We continued through the years, joined by their three children and later our son. Now our kids are grown, but this year we took along our grandson.

For the second year, we added a great food to the celebration: pizza from Kovachi’s in Lexington. Judy orders it, and we pick it up on our way to their home. This is excellent pizza, with ingredients that taste so fresh and a perfect crust. Our house special was topped with sausage, pepperoni, green peppers, onions and black olives.

In addition to the pizzas, entrees include pasta dishes such as lasagna, tortellini, manicotti, and eggplant, chicken and veal parmesan. There also are Greek dinners such as gyros, spanikopita and souvlaki. I’ve only had the chance to try the pizza so far, but the entrees sound delicious and most range from $12 to $16.

Kovachi’s looks very homey even before you go in, mostly because the restaurant is in a home from about the 1950s. It’s a family-owned business that opened in 2007, and it’s right behind the Lexington County Courthouse. And if you need any extra encouragement to try it, kids eat free Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays.