Kostaki’s Pizzeria’s cooks hand-toss their dough, lending it an airy texture before stuffing it with mozzarella and cutting it into St. Louis-style squares within its Cherry Hill kitchen. They can customize pizzas with gyro meat, banana peppers, and the piquant sauces that also flavor their chicken wings. They also whip up a 14 specialty pies, such as a BBQ Chicken, Hawaiian, and the Flagstone, which hoists hefty toppings of peppers, mushrooms, pepperoni, ham, and italian sausage. The restaurant rounds out its menu with chicken wings, half-pound Angus beef burgers, gyros, and beers from Boulevard and Leinenkugel.
Ashland Pizza and Pub's unassuming redbrick building holds in bold aromas of bubbling cheese, garlic, tomato sauce, and crisping dough. Chefs can stretch their thin-crust pies to diameters of 8 inches, 12 inches, and 16 inches, although a bounty of topping options—including pepperoni, mushrooms, ground beef, black olives, bacon, and pineapple—enables patrons to control the exact height of their pizza. Specialty pizzas include The Eagle Supreme, a hearty creation that incorporates four styles of meat, and are served alongside customizable subs. The pizzeria also makes life a little easier for the busy lunch crowd by having hot slices ready to go from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
For diners with time to spare or a physics of baseball exam to study for, Ashland Pizza and Pub hypes a 150-inch projection screen, as well as many other large-screen TVs in the casual sports bar area. Live music is also offered every Friday night starting at 8 p.m.
The kitchen crew at Imo’s Pizza has been decorating slices of South Saint Louis–style pizza—which substitutes provel cheese for mozzarella on a thin crust—since its founding in 1964 by Ed and Margie Imo. Now with more than 90 locations, the business delivers its signature pies throughout the state. The Deluxe piles fresh, never frozen mushrooms, onions, green peppers, and tomatoes over cheese and juxtaposes with the All Meat, whose original thin or thicker crust bolsters sausage, pepperoni, and both canadian and regular bacon.
Macaroni and cheese might not seem the likeliest of pizza toppings, but CiCis Pizza serves just such noodle-topped, cheesy creation at the buffet and in to-go boxes. Traditional, thin crust, and deep dish pizzas, dotted with toppings such as jalapenos, Italian-style sausage, and pineapple, pair with garden salads, garlic breadsticks, and apple dessert pizza, all of which may be feasted on at home or as a part of the appetizing buffet.
The dough-wielding dynamos at Gumby's Pizza expertly spin and slice hearty pizzas and cheese-covered breadsticks, accommodating late-night eaters with a 3 a.m. closing time Thursdays through Saturdays. Fourteen-inch pies, laden with sauce and dotted with a topping of the diner's choice, sail to tables with a grace matched only by pepperoni-covered ballerinas. Chefs speckle melted mozzarella with fresh mushrooms, bacon, feta cheese, or another of more than 25 available toppings. Alternatively, patrons can opt for a large order of the golden-brown Pokey Stix, composed of the pizzeria's signature garlic bread, topped with parmesan cheese, and served with a savory double-team of dips. As feasts bubble in the oven, guests wile away the time with pool, air hockey, or gravity-defying ceiling soccer. While not included with this Groupon, desserts, salads, and cold brews are also available.