Fingers of thick orange flame bend around red brick, heating hand-rolled pizza dough to temperatures of up to 1,000 degrees. In roughly three minutes, the pie emerges with a delicate, golden crust covered in marinara and gooey melted cheese. It's this innovative cooking process that earned RedBrick Pizza a spot on Entrepreneur magazine's 2005 list of top 500 franchises, a 2006 feature in Nation’s Restaurant News, and various other press mentions. But its offerings aren’t limited to specialty pizzas. Besides hand-tossing all pies with no MSG or fillers, chefs can also spurn wheat flour by preparing Italian dishes from a separate gluten-free menu. Trademark Fhazani sandwiches integrate fire-roasted dough with fresh ingredients such as pesto, mozzarella, and arugula. Italian party packs supply festivities with breadsticks, all-natural gelato, and pizzas to wrap around the host’s head in a traditional party turban.
Pizza 9 is the brainchild of Hasan A. Aslami and Behrad Etemadi—aka Hass and Rod. The pair opened the first Pizza 9 in 2008, and then the combination of Rod's business know-how and Hass's more than 20 years of experience with Chicago--style pizzas helped to scatter franchise locations like pepperonis throughout New Mexico.
Chicago--style deep-dish and thin-crust pizzas emerge from each Pizza 9’s ovens with traditional and gluten-free bases, as well as with the aromas of ingredients such as pepperoni, artichokes, and green chilies. Signature calzones disguise warm centers of bacon, eggplant, and spicy giardiniera, and hearty nests of pasta hide beneath plump meatballs and ladles of shiny marinara.
Maria Venturino moved from Italy to the United States in 1964, and her love of the old country shows in every dish she creates. She still makes her own marinara sauce the old-fashioned way?from scratch?in addition to whipping up homemade Italian staples such as lasagna, baked ziti, and meatballs that crown plates of spaghetti. Aldo's main dish, however, is pizza. Maria, along with her two sons and a bunch of elves in chef's hats, bake classic cheese and pepperoni pies, as well as specialty pizzas including artichoke hearts and minced garlic.
Pudge Bros. Pizza is known for its signature spicy marinara sauce and for only using the freshest ingredients. Our dough is made daily in our kitchen and is never frozen. If your looking for a made-to-order meal at a good price that still has lots of flavor, Pudge Bros. Pizza is the place for you!
The chefs at Old Town take edible discs seriously, putting in extra care to set delicious pies in front of your lucky face, which is much luckier than your last face. They hand-toss all pizzas and bake them in slate ovens to achieve crispiness before layering on a delicious, house-made sauce composed of sweet tomatoes, garlic, and extra-virgin olive oil. There's also white sauce (with creamy Parmesan and roasted garlic), hot and spicy, or basil pesto.
More than 30 made-from-scratch pasta dishes compete for your appetite's affection from the pages of Vivace's lunch and dinner menus, both flaunting their own set of flavors and fresh ingredients as they stay true to the delicious diversity of Italian regional cuisine. As palates dwell on which main dish to conquer, they can keep themselves occupied by sipping from the lengthy wine list or nibbling on a classic insalata caprese containing tomato slices topped with cheese, basil, and a balsamic vinaigrette ($8 at lunch, $9 at dinner). Spaghetti alla pescatore is a potpourri of seafood, tossing together shrimp, bay scallops, and calamari into a bounce house of pasta and white wine ($16). Or opt for the tortellini alla Mediterranea, which stuffs spicy Italian sausage into a flavorful sleeping bag and tops it with sautéed tomatoes, carrots, celery, capers, and Sicilian olives ($14). Less noodle-centric entrees also reside on Vivace's menu, including the vitello alla picatta, a lemon caper-sauced veal scaloppini served over rosemary taters and grilled asparagus ($15 lunch, $17 dinner), and, during lunch, a selection of deliciously toasty paninis ($7–$9).