Reporter Food: Vinsetta Garage in Berkley

Reporter Food: Vinsetta Garage in Berkley

(Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 19, 2021)

Berkley, MI -In the quest to try every restaurant in Oakland County (which will probably take a long time!), it was nice to finally order from Vinsetta Garage in Berkley.

I got one of their signature pizzas and a dessert. The Loaded Potato Pie comes topped with sliced redskin potatoes, house-smoked cheddar cheese blend, garlic butter, shiitake bacon, and chives served with sour cream. This unique pizza was impressive, with the mushrooms being an interesting surprise. Turning mushrooms into a bacon-like topping was a great idea.

Vinsetta has other signature pies including the Meatball Pie, the Pineapple & Tasso, The Sir Shakes Coney Pie, and more.

There is also a nice selection of fancy burgers, including the Pedro Burger made with turkey, sweet-pea guacamole, house-pickled chilies, red onion, and cheese. The Shop Towel burger has char-grilled beef topped with Woodshop pulled pork, SC mayo, chilies, pepperjack, and spicy fried onions.

For some solid dinner choices consider the Chili Rubbed Flank Steak or the Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon.

I indulged in a dessert as well – the brownie pot pie which is a brownie topped with a sweet cinnamon coated crust and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Other dessert choices include Key Lime Pie and Black Forest Fried Pie.

Vinsetta Garage is an old mechanic’s shop that was renovated to include details of this sentimental space. The restaurant is part of the Union Joints family of restaurants that includes Clarkston Union, Bunkhouse Burgers, Gran Castor, and Honcho.

Vinsetta Garage is located at 2779 Woodward Avenue in Berkley. Learn more at


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