Straw Hat Pizza's master pizza slingers adorn dough disks with a six-cheese blend, four variations of sauce, and more than 20 toppings from a menu of authentic California pizzas. While pizzas percolate, guests can bide their time with an assortment of appetizers, with classics such as cheesy bread and potato wedges or the modish Groovy Twists, which do the watusi with garlic and parmesan seasonings. Medium (12") and large (16") master pizzas are cast with original tomato, tangy barbecue, pesto, or white sauces. The buffalo-chicken pizza comes garnished with garlic, mushrooms, red onions, tomatoes, and white sauce, and the Aloha chicken is crowned with pineapple, ham, bacon, and barbecued leis. Blazing protein toppings such as ham, salami, pepperoni, and linquica, illuminate the light beams from the Meat-E-Or pizza. Construct a pizza empire with the build-your-own option, ornamenting a medium or large foundation with a veggie- and meat-topping terrain. An arcade and collection of plasma televisions establish a lively environment where diners can follow up dinner with a sports game or a lively competition.
Pizza Ultimate's kitchen crew begins their pizzas with a solid base. They make the dough fresh with high-protein flour and low-sodium baking soda, and for the jalapeno and garlic options, they bake the ingredients directly into the crust. The cheese sprinkled on top is real mozzarella, though specialty pizzas include delicious combinations of ingredients, such as a mix of red and green pesto sauce, or chorizo and cotija cheese. Customers can call for delivery, but they'd miss out on the heady competition at pinball and pool, and the live music that fills the room every other Friday night.
The chefs at New York Pasta & Pizza honor the eatery’s name by crafting foldable, thin-crust, New York–style pies from fresh dough made daily. The cooks toss and fire 12 specialty pizzas, including the buffalo-, pesto-, or garlic-spiced chicken pizza, the Greek-inspired eggplant-and-feta pizza, and the Mexican-style chorizo-and-linguiça pizza. In the hope that one day someone will request an edible portrait of Al Pacino, the pizza artists also encourage customers to create their own pies from more than 45 toppings such as sun-dried tomatoes, italian sausage, and artichokes. Guests can also supplement pizzas with New York–style sides such as wings, ribs, garlic bread, and several classic Italian pastas.
Four Star Pizza’s masterful pie artisans dole out steamy slices of pizza loaded with tomato sauce and melted mozzarella to complement hot sandwiches, wings, and baked italian pastas. Specialty pizza creations include an all-meat smorgasbord of pepperoni, beef, and canadian bacon and a greek pizza loaded with marinated artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, and ancient philosophical texts. Chefs make pies to-order daily in seven sizes, from the personal 8-inch pie to a massive 24-inch replica of a Roman chariot’s wheel.
Cooks at Pavlo's Pizza and Pasta rise early each day to craft fresh pizza dough and sauce for their signature pies. The crisp circlets sport never-frozen ingredients including artichoke hearts, garlic, linguica, feta cheese, and pesto sauce. At large booths, silverware clatters percussively, and delivery drivers rush past, transporting pizzas to customers staying in for the evening or pretending not to be stuck in wet cement. Half racks of baby-back ribs share the tables with oven-baked sandwiches stuffed with house-made meatballs and marinara sauce.
The menu at A-Town Pizza & Kabob House is diverse in a rather unconventional way—diners will find a mix of Italian, Afghan, and American food. Crowning the selection of 13 specialty pizzas is the A-Town special, a pie that’s buried under 20 toppings including salami, jalapeno, feta, and pineapple. Diners can choose up to four toppings to put in a calzone, and a succinct lineup of pasta dishes further solidifies the menu's allegiance to Italian tradition. Afghan spices, meanwhile, flavor lamb, beef, or chicken kabobs, and, like the edible ink used to sign the Constitution, sandwiches and hot wings burst with all-American flavors.