Godfather’s Pizza | Iraan, TX

Cheese Pizza

Godfather’s Pizza started in Omaha, Nebraska, and it seems they are most prevalent in the surrounding areas.  Still, they have restaurants across the country – from Alaska to Florida.  Their stores vary from standalone restaurants to express locations, which are typically attached to gas stations.  I visited an express one in Iraan, Texas that was with a gas […]

Santarpio’s Pizza | Boston, MA

Sausage and Pepperoni

Close to the airport, in an East Boston neighborhood, Santarpio’s Pizza definitely has the feel of well established local joint – thick accents and all.  The reason Santarpio’s has been in business since 1903 is that they are widely considered to make some of the best pizza in Boston.  In fact, they are a multiple time winner of Boston […]

Pie Five | Indianapolis, IN

Sausage and Bacon Pizza on Pan Crust

Pie Five strives to serve customized personal pizzas featuring fresh ingredients as quickly as possible.  Even their fountain drink machine fits the customization theme as it is one of the Coke machines that allows you to come up with almost any soda concoction.  Pie Five’s recent entry into downtown Indianapolis is a restaurant that occupies an old bakery building, complete with […]

Gamberetti’s Italian Restaurant | Salem, OR

Puttanesca Grilled Pizza

Gamberetti’s has the dishes of a fine Italian restaurant with a fairly laid back atmosphere.  They strive to utilize as many local ingredients as possible and have a nice local wine list as well.  Every meal at Gamberetti’s begins with bread and oil, with even the olive oil being local. We also ordered their parmigiana garlic […]

Zio’s Pizzeria | Omaha, NE

Zio's Pizzeria_Margherite and Pepperoni Slices

Zio’s Pizzeria has a few restaurants in Omaha, and I dined at the one in the historic Old Market District.  This is a neat area with cobblestone streets and plenty of dining options and other shops to check out.  This Zio’s Pizzeria location fits its environment well with an exposed brick wall and open ceiling, giving it […]

Pizzeria Pulcinella | Seattle, WA

Outside

Pizzeria Pulcinella has the feel of an upscale, yet friendly, neighborhood pizzeria in the Rainer Beach area of Seattle – just across the street from the water.  It’s not just any neighborhood pizzeria though; their Valoriani wood fire oven from Italy cooks authentic Neopolitan pizza at over 800 degrees.  They typically offer pizzas of the twelve-inch variety […]

Max & Leo’s Artisan Pizza | Newton, MA

Coal Oven

Just west of Boston, sits the tiny Max & Leo’s Artisan Pizza.  By being pretty popular and only having some bar seating and a table or two, Max & Leo’s is definitely not for the claustrophobic.  However, their pizza is worth it if you are lucky enough to get a seat, and they offer carry-out as well.  Plus, they can […]

Cristino’s Coal Oven Pizza Restaurant | Tampa, FL

Storefront

Cristino’s has Florida locations in Clearwater and Tampa, and I ate at their restaurant in the Ybor City District of Tampa.  It featured nice indoor and outdoor dining areas as well as a menu with much more than just coal oven pizza, such as appetizers, salads, pasta, paninis, fish, and gelato.  I began my meal with their Mozzarella In Carozza appetizer, which were basically giant […]

Piedmont Ale House | Burlington, NC

Meat Monster Pizza

The Piedmont Ale House earned my patronage for three reasons: They serve pizza (obviously). They have 38 beers on tap. They have televisions. Unfortunately, the pizza and televisions ended up being somewhat disappointing, leaving the 38 beers on tap to be the most exciting part.  In all fairness, the televisions were only upsetting because I watched […]

Geno’s Italian Deli | Bowling Green, KY

Pepperoni Pizza

Geno’s Italian Deli in Bowling Green, Kentucky has no shortage of options.  In addition to pizza, they serve breakfast, salads, gyros, wraps, dogs, pasta, sandwiches, entrées, and even fruit smoothies.  If I am ever able to visit again, I would like to try one of their sandwiches.  They have a good meat selection that they […]