Our Story


Welcome to Green Mountain Pizza, Montverde, Florida’s exclusive kitchen offering Southern Italian-American style food. From our homemade bread, sauces and tiramisu, hand-tossed brick oven pizzas, to our popular American favorites like burgers, wings, breakfast sandwiches, and hot subs, we’ve designed a menu for all food lovers to come and enjoy in our quiet country small-town setting.  We specialize in making everything in-house, made-to-order, and introduced an Online Ordering system to help save time when you’re in a hurry. We also offer calzones, stromboli, pasta dishes, deli fresh cold cut sandwiches, Bindi Desserts (imported from Italy) and serve authentic European-style coffees.

Green Mountain Pizza was established in 2013 by best friends and South Lake County natives Roberto Del Verme and Miranda Straugh as a way to provide an honest, simple living for their family while also serving a community they love and grew up next to, Montverde. The name Green Mountain Pizza comes from the name of the town, Montverde, translated into 2 Spanish words – Monte (Mountain) and Verde (Green). The name represents the area well since we’re surrounded by a unique landscape of hills and mountains, instead of miles of flat land like most of the state (another reason to travel out here and see!).

Roberto’s cooking roots and pizza-making skills run deep. His parents emigrated to Lake County from Italy in the 80s. Speaking little English, they somehow ended up in the very small community of Clermont, Fl, and a few years later opened the popular Italian eatery Capri in Clermont’s Sunnyside Plaza. Roberto continued working for several of his uncle’s restaurants throughout Lake County including Mount Dora Pizza, Luigi’s (where Miranda & Roberto worked together for many years), Vincent’s of Mount Dora, and Gi Gi’s Italian Restaurant in Sorrento, Fl. After meeting his wife, the two moved to NYC together to escape the Great Recession, honing his craft and management skills in the food industry across Manhattan before returning to open his very first restaurant, Green Mountain Pizza.

Together, Roberto & Miranda have over 30 years experience cooking and serving their local community and are proud to continue the family-style tradition right here in Montverde.

Montverde is a beautiful scenic drive down the Green Mountain Scenic Byway, about 10 minutes North of Clermont, and close to Ferndale, Howey-In-The-Hills, Sugar Loaf Mountain, Astatula, & Minneola, and about 30 minutes away from Orlando and Disney World. If you’re looking for the most authentic tasting pizza in Florida, head out to Montverde for a slice – you won’t regret it.

Adding to Our Story – Green Mountain Pizza is happy to announce we will be returning back to Roberto’s roots, opening a Take-Out, Catering, & Delivery 2nd location in Clermont’s Sunnyside Plaza!


We’re not just any ol’ pizza place. We’re also a tight-knit community of lifelong friends, family, neighbors, and pizza lovers, many who’ve grown up together in South Lake County. Green Mountain Pizza was established in 2013 to serve the local community amazing homemade recipes inspired by our family’s Southern Italian roots, and we want you to be a part of our unique community. Subscribe below to keep up with GMP news, town events and features in the beautiful Montverde, Florida, and get exclusive deals for online orders. We’re glad you found us, and hope you stay awhile.

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