HotBox Pizza’s cooks adorn three varieties of hand-tossed dough canvases with six savory sauces, cheeses, and 26 toppings to create a menu of dine-in, takeout, and delivery pies. The signature HotBox combines double spicy pepperoni and banana peppers, and Big Al’s Fredo fights off pernicious poultry cravings with a combination of chicken, roma tomatoes, fresh spinach, and banana peppers. Aspiring pizza architects can blueprint their own pies by laying down traditional, thin, or multigrain foundations and selecting from six varieties of sauce-carpeting. Doughy disks simmer with mozzarella, ricotta, Wisconsin cheddar, or fontina cheeses to hold down up to four toppings such as pepperoni and artichoke hearts. Circle-eaters can also save room in their knapsacks or hollow shoe-heels for fresh salad and bundles of breadsticks that come with nacho-cheese, pizza, ranch, or garlic sauce, and wash down stubborn bites with refreshing slurps of soda.
The cooks at Barlo's Pizza believe every pizza should be thoroughly delicious. That's why they offer a bold guarantee: if a customer orders a less-than-stellar pizza from any other area restaurant, Barlo's Pizza will replace the uneaten portion with slices of their own cheesy, savory pies.
Barlo's Pizza makes it easy to feed a group of any size. Diners can order gourmet pizzas in sizes that range from 10 to 29 inches, or opt for a high-value family-bundle meal. The spot's cooks cater to different dining preferences by crafting hand-tossed dough into Chicago-style deep-dish pies as well as gourmet flatbreads. Other specialties include saucy buffalo wings and sumptuous pasta dishes. Diners can enjoy a leisurely meal in a spacious dining room, or order take-and-bake menu items to go for when too many pizza dinners out have made your oven lonely. On Friday nights, local singers and acoustic bands entertain the crowd.
Stepping through Gallagher's II Family Restaurant's front door is like coming home. That's because the staff at this restaurant treats each and every customer like a member of the family. A just like a trip home, they feed you nearly the second you walk in the door. Their hand-tossed and New York?style pizzas fill stomachs with cheese, tomato sauce, and succulent toppings including Italian sausage and pineapple. For a less geometrically precise entree, they boast a grilled chicken-breast dinner and reuben sandwiches. And because no meal is complete without entertainment, Gallagher's hosts live music nights, karaoke, and trivia every week.
Not just a family to those inside the establishment, Gallagher's works to share its community spirit with everyone in the region. The restaurant has raised more than $200,000 for local schools and organizations, established a canned food drive for neighbors in need, and delivers pizza to nearby shelters during the winter holidays.
This tavern feels like home for the staff of Gallagher's II Irish Pub, and these friends and family of the Himeses strive to share the welcome with their guests. The bright atmosphere invites patrons to stop by for a pint, a plate, and the game. A menu includes classic burgers, steaks, and shareable appetizers. Gourmet hand-tossed and New York–style pizzas serve up specialties such as the Sink, named for its plentiful toppings and antique faucet handles.
Slices and sips are shared on an outdoor patio or in spacious rooms with two full-service bars, plenty of flat-screen TVs, and a 9'x12' Jumbotron screening the biggest games. Free WiFi keeps guests in touch with both home and office, and three pool tables fuel friendly rivalries. The pub also boats a private loft space ready to host special events for up to 100 guests.
For Chicago-style dining in Indianapolis, many locals favor South of Chicago; known for thin and deep-dish pizza and Italian beef sandwiches. South of Chicago can be found on Virginia Avenue, near the Fountain Square area. Housed in a two story, red-brick building, the facility is marked by a pair of bright green awnings that signify two separate sections. Within the north side’s dine-in area, patrons can’t help but notice a variety of Chicago-related sports memorabilia hung on the walls. In fact, the Cubs, White Sox, Bears, Bulls and Blackhawks are well-represented through pictures, posters, banners and signs. Aside from pizza, other popular menu items include the meatball sandwich, hot ham and cheese sandwich and the lasagna.
Eagle Creek Pizza roasts rollicking dough disks in a blazing brick oven, spinning out specialty and custom pies in a family-friendly atmosphere. A pesto, goat cheese, and olive concoction harnesses Mediterranean intensity ($14.99), and a filet mignon, caramelized onions, asparagus, and gorgonzola marvel moonlights as an entire bistro menu in its spare time ($24.99). Individualized edible-circumference options boast three toppings ($2/additional topping), from carnivore-friendly bacon and Italian sausage to vegetarian-worthy spinach and mushrooms ($14.99/regular, $18.99/large). Fervently embrace the adage that true flavor, like beauty, is baked inside a crust by nibbling on a calzone ($7.99) and a soft-sided panzarotti ($11.99), or tour the untossed-dough terrain of meatball-sub paninis ($8.99) and fettuccini alfredo ($9.99).