Aurelio’s Pizza | Fishers, IN

10" #12 (Sausage and Pepperoni)

Aurelio’s Pizza has an impressive history, and I’m very excited that they have finally made their way to central Indiana by opening a store in Fishers in 2016.  Aurelio’s was started by Joe Aurelio in Homewood, Illinois in 1959, and it remains run by the Aurelio family to this day.  It was actually the first Chicago pizzeria […]

Due Forni Pizza & Wine | Austin, TX

Storefront

While it can be hard to stray from the delicious BBQ in Texas, Due Forni offers a nice alternative in the heart of downtown Austin.  And, if you simply cannot step away from the brisket there, then Due Forni also has a location Las Vegas (because there are such limited food options there, right?).  The thing that makes Due […]

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 […]

Blaze Pizza | Carmel, IN

Blaze Pizza_Sausage and Pepperoni Pizza

Blaze Pizza offers a new and unique take on the pizza-ordering experience, and I think their fast, highly personalized approach will only continue to gain in popularity.  While they have some signature pizzas, Blaze is most known for their “build your own” option that allows patrons to follow their pizzas through the preparation process and add […]

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 […]

Sparta’s Pizza and Spaghetti House | Lynnwood, WA

Sparta's Pizza and Spaghetti House_Italian Salami, Pepperoni, and Canadian Bacon Pizza (#19)

Sparta’s Pizza and Spaghetti House has locations in Lynnwood and Bothel, Washington, and the one in Lynnwood boldly claims to offer the “Best Pizza in the Universe.”  I am not sure we even have enough scientific evidence to test such a proclamation, but I did enjoy their pizza.  Sparta’s pizza looked different than any I can […]

Rockstone Pizzeria & Pub | Fishers, IN

Rockstone Pizzeria & Pub in Fishers, IN_Regular Crust Meatzorilla Pizza

Rockstone Pizzeria & Pub is a newer restaurant at 116th and Allisonville in Fishers, Indiana that has the potential to really catch on.  The pub part of Rockstone Pizzeria & Pub features a great local beer list and the pizzeria part offers both wood-fired and traditional crust pizzas.  Beyond that, they also serve starters, salads, […]

Pizza by the Harbour | Noblesville, IN

Pizza by the Harbour in Noblesville, IN_Pepperoni and Extra Cheese Pizza

Pizza by the Harbour has carryout and delivery locations in Noblesville and Sheridan, Indiana.  My guess is that the Noblesville location was the first since it is just off of Morse Reservoir, and the closest body of water to the Sheridan restaurant seems to be a retention pond.  I had heard good things about the Pizza by the […]