Hometown Pizzeria, winner of Taste of Baldwinsville's People's Choice for Best Pizza, adorns its hand-tossed dough disks with a sorting of never-frozen ingredients and fresh toppings. The mighty menu includes a gastronomic glut of gourmet pies, ranging from the cheeseburger-and-fries pizza, a zesty ketchup and mustard spread layered beneath a bundle of police evidence auctioned from the Hamburglar's knapsack ($11.99/medium), to the oriental-chicken pizza piled with teriyaki chicken, cabbage, and roasted almonds ($11.99/medium). In addition to a selection of sandwiches ($3.69+) and custom calzones ($5.09+), Hometown also stocks a flock of more than 10 flavors of signature grilled wings, including honey barbecue and taki zesty orange ($6.90 /10). This Groupon is good for dine-in, carryout, delivery ($1 delivery charge), or teleportation.
The pizza pros at SoNo's Pizza and Pasta Factory bake up a menu of sizzling pastas, sandwiches, calzones, and pizzas forged from freshly mined dough and sauce. After visiting the pizza oracle for inspiration, SoNo's has emerged with 27 styles of pizza, such as the spicy honey bbq chicken, piled with baked chicken covered in homemade honey barbecue sauce, mozzarella, cheddar, jack, and sauteed onions ($18.99+), or the baked lasagna, a pie that’s clothed in penne, meatballs, sausage, ricotta, and mozzarella ($18.99+). Patrons who don’t eat pizza can order chicken parmesan ($8.99) or a meatball wrap ($5.99), or choose to chew on a dozen wings doused in their choice of 19 flavors including Jack Daniels glaze, lemon garlic pepper, and sweet and sour ($6.95).
Riccardi's pie-purveyors satisfy visiting appetites with an array of delectable bites residing on a highly pizza-centric menu. Hot wings ($7.99/dozen) keep salivary glands busy extinguishing localized mouth fires, while mild, medium, barbecued, and breaded versions ($7.99–$8.75/dozen) seduce taste buds with less-aggressive tactics. New York—style pizza sates cravings for cheese and tomato sauce by combining them on 14-inch ($8.99), 16-inch ($10.99), or colossal sheet-sized ($16.99) dough platforms. Fashion slices with regular toppings of ham, hot peppers, or sausage ($1.50–$2.75 each), or decorate the savory circle with premium toppings such as eggplant, meatballs, or pineapple ($2–$3.25 each).
Named Syracuse's best independent pizzeria, Peppino's specializes in pizzas piled with fresh toppings and comforting Italian favorites. The menu showcases a vast variety of victuals, including pasta, calzones, wraps, and breakfast items. With carefully constructed dough as their canvas, pizza Picassos can customize crusts with sauce, cheese, meatballs, caramelized onions, and an array of other toppings tapestries ($10.50–$12.50). Pre-conceptualized specialty pies include chicken alfredo, hawaiian, eggplant parmesan, and an avant-garde white pie that challenges diners to find their own meaning in its austerity ($14.95–$18.95). This deal is valid for dine-in, takeout, delivery, or teleportation.
The chefs at Great Northern Pizza Kitchen draw upon Italian, Greek, and American culinary traditions while topping pizzas. After tossing crusts by hand, they turn to blue cheese, buffalo sauce, shredded pork, morsels of feta, and pico de gallo. Though some toppings seem adventurous, the mac 'n' cheese pizza and the potato-skin pie, a combination of bacon, sliced potatoes, and cheddar cheese, call to mind simple comfort foods. Tables clatter with plates of salads, pastas, and sandwiches in an 80-seat dining room with exactly enough spots for the 10 families cloned from the Brady Bunch.
Helmed by the Sokolowski family, Checkers Family Restaurant and Pizzeria’s pie wizards sate the irritated growls of tummy trolls with a menu featuring crust-lined comestibles and spicy wings. A medium pie festooned with a trio of toppings ($11.99) captivates mouths with its bold three-part flavor harmonies, while an unadorned slice ($1.40) hearkens back to pizza’s simple origins, when cheese had to walk 5 miles to school in the snow every day. Accompanied by a 2-liter soda and a flock of 24 wings, a sheet cheese pizza ($29.99) assumes a decidedly angular form in defiance of its ancestors’ circular style. On Friday afternoons from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., a fish-fry special grants fresh haddock a starring role in both a sandwich ($4.99) and fish dinner ($6.99).