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 […]

Brixx Wood Fired Pizza | Fishers, IN

Bronx Bomber

Brixx Wood Fired Pizza appears to be built around two fundamentals that should have them destined for great success: good pizza and a nice craft beer selection.  Not that it’s necessary, but they actually have some food beyond pizza as well.  To sample something else before the pizza, I did try their bruschetta.  It was pretty good, but it […]

Broad Ripple Brewpub | Indianapolis, IN

Sausage and Pepperoni Pizza

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2015, Broad Ripple Brewpub is known as Indiana’s first brewpub.  The Brewpub looks like a typical English pub on the inside with dark wood paneling, a tin ceiling, and even a fireplace.  Plus, it has a large patio that can seat up to seventy people during nice weather.  Broad Ripple Brewpub has […]

Austin Beer Garden Brewing Co. | Austin, TX

Austin Beer Garden Brewing Company_Outside

Austin Beer Garden Brewing Company is more than just a brewery that happens to serve pizza; it is a brewery that is well known for its pizza.  The ABGB, as it is called, has plenty of seating inside their converted warehouse with long communal tables, and there is also obviously the beer garden for outside seating.    Besides typically offering […]

da Vinci’s Table | Burlington, NC

Leonardo's Sicilian Special

Da Vinci’s Table has been serving Italian food and some American specialties – such as burgers – in Burlington, North Carolina since 2010.  It features a nice outdoor dining area as well as an inside dining room that has the classic feel of an older Italian restaurant. Most nice Italian restaurants will provide their patrons with […]