Mystic Pizza | Mystic, CT

Mystic Pizza in Mystic, CT_Outside

Mystic Pizza was started by the Zelepos family and was actually quite popular for fifteen years before screenwriter Amy Jones decided to feature it – and the town of Mystic – in her movie about three young waitresses. Mystic Pizza starring a young Julia Roberts further increased the demand for a “A Slice of Heaven” [...]

New York Pizza Garden | Fishers, IN

New York Pizza Garden_Cheese Pizza

New York Pizza Garden recently opened in a small strip mall just off of IN-37 and 126th Street in Fishers.  Oddly enough, it is in the same strip mall that houses Big Apple Bagels.  New York Pizza Garden has a small eat-in area, and they offer pizza-by-the-slice for those who want to grab a quick bite.  I would [...]

Coalition | Carmel, IN

Coalition_The Paragon Pizza

Coalition caters to those who want their own pizza and want it quick.  Menus are available at the entrance, and they have cashiers ready to take your order for your very own eleven inch pizza, sandwich, or pasta.  After a stop to fill up your cup with your favorite Puck’s soda flavor (they have beer and wine as well), you just need [...]

South of Chicago Pizza & Italian Beef | Fishers, IN

South of Chicago_Deep Dish Sausage Pizza

South of Chicago Pizza & Italian beef is rapidly trying to spread their Chicago-style pizza across the Indianapolis area.  They first opened in the Fletcher Place neighborhood of Indianapolis about three years ago, then they opened another location in Fishers’ Saxony at the beginning of 2014, and they now have plans to add a third restaurant in [...]

ZwanzigZ Pizza | Columbus, IN

ZwanzigZ Pizza_Five Meat Pizza Slice

ZwanzigZ Pizza is in a town more known for its Cummins engines and architecture than food, and I will say that even the building ZwanzigZ occupies is pretty cool-looking.  There is more to be impressed by than just their storefront though; ZwanzigZ brews their own beer and soda and are consistently rated as Columbus’ best pizza.  Their restaurant is very family-friendly, and [...]

V’s Pizza & Pasta | Noblesville, IN

V's Pizza & Pasta_Grandma Pizza

I had been hearing good things about V’s Pizza & Pasta since they opened in Noblesville in January of 2014, so I was excited to check them out for myself.  They were very friendly and informative when I called in my order, but my enthusiasm dwindled slightly when I pulled into their parking lot and saw [...]

Desano Pizza Bakery | Nashville, TN

Desano Pizza in Nashville, TN_Desano Pizza

A lot of places claim to offer artisan pizza Napoletana, but I doubt many of them stay as true to the tradition as Desano Pizza Bakery.  From fresh buffalo mozzarella brought in weekly from Naples, to three ovens hand made in Naples and modeled after the ones in the world’s first pizzeria there, they clearly strive to [...]

O’Scugnizzo Pizzeria | Utica, NY

O'Scugnizzo Pizzeria_Sausage and Garlic Pizza

Celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2014, O’Scugnizzo Pizzeria is truly a staple of Utica, New York, and it is not just those in Utica who can enjoy their upside down pizzas - they now offer shipping throughout the continental U.S. to satisfy taste buds nationwide.  Eugeno Burlino (depicted in the painting on the wall in left-hand side of the [...]

M Wood Fired Oven | Cincinnati, OH

M Wood Fired Oven_Pepperoni Pizza

M Wood Fired Oven is in a small strip of restaurants and shops in the Hyde Park/Mount Lookout area of Cincinnati, and, thankfully, there is more detail and creativity in their pizzas than in their simplistic name.  I was not previously familiar with M, and it was not very fun trying to find a parking spot in the [...]

Shoefly Public House | Indianapolis, IN

Shoefly Public House_Cuban Pretzel Flatbread

My Cuban Pretzel Flatbread at Shoefly Public House really pushed the boundaries of what can evenly remotely be considered pizza, but I found the restaurant and this dish worthy of a post nonetheless.  Shoefly is located at 22nd and Talbott Street in Indianapolis and was created to offer this area a place for a quick [...]