DaVinci’s Pizza e Pasta's menu blends the culinary styles of California and New York to create appetizing pastas and pizzas made with fresh dough and never-frozen toppings every day. Pizzas by the slice ($1.99–$2.99) let you take the full tour of DaVinci’s specialty pizza creations. The Greek Special serves up a boisterous circle-dance of feta cheese, olives, pesto, fresh tomatoes, and even fresher garlic. More adventurous appetites can sing in a shrill, pinched voice to the Tandoori Chicken pizza—a subcontinental masala of grilled tandoori chicken, ginger, cheese, cilantro, onion, garlic, roasted red pepper, and sauce—or the Sheekh Kabab pizza's enticing ensemble of onion, garlic, green pepper, ginger, mushroom, and cheese. For more classic circular cuisine, opt for the Cucina Vegetarian's garden of toppings or the House Special, which combines three kinds of meat with mushrooms, peppers, onions, and fresh tomatoes. And foodie Dr. Frankensteins can always create their own pie before giving it life during an electrical storm. All pizza creations cost between $13.99 and $23.99 depending on size, except for the pineappley Hawaiian Passion with Canadian bacon ($11.99–$20.99).
The cooks at Dan Good Pizza understand that everybody has their own favorite style of pizza, so they load their menu with seemingly limitless options. They start with a base of five crust varieties: thin and crispy flatbread, hand tossed traditional, round or square pan pizzas, Chicago-style deep dish, or gluten-free. They then decorate the dough canvas with sauces and any combination of their 34 toppings. Tried-and-true creations come in the form of specialty pies, including the Mediterranean, which is topped with spinach, red onion, marinated tomatoes and feta cheese. To complement their pizzas, they offer cheddar and bacon bread sticks with a garlic and herb cream cheese spread and jumbo bone in butter-parmesan and jamaican-jerk wings, which come by the piece for convenient sampling.
The chefs at Russo's Gourmet Pizza bake hearty signature pizzas with a full spectrum of fresh, colorful toppings. Each of the 15 signature delicacies features its own blend of sauces and ingredients, and may sit atop a choice of four varieties of pizza crust including sesame seed, butter parmesan, garlic, and Cajun. To prevent regulars from sprouting pepperoni on their chests, Russo's Gourmet Pizza also crafts traditional Italian entrees such as vegetable lasagna and chicken parmesan. Intricate salads feature ingredients such as dried cherries and gorgonzola cheese, and gluten-free pizza and vegetarian options accommodate patrons with special diets. The pie menagerie offers delivery service seven days each week, preventing pizzas from getting lost while rolling to homes on their own.
Cloverleaf's pride and joy is its deep-dish square pizza. These right-angled rations can be customized with your choice of toppings ($10.99 for a large, $1.59 per topping) or effortlessly enjoyed in specialty varieties such as the Greek, crowned with ham, red onion, black olives, tomatoes, and feta ($14.99 for a large). Or opt for the veggie, which is incidentally coated in mushrooms, red onion, green pepper, and black olives ($14.99 for a large). If you like your pies the way you like your contact lenses—without sharp corners and smothered with hot cheese—Cloverleaf offers round pizzas with all of the same fancy fixins ($9.99 for a large, $1.59 per topping). Fill in any gaps in your gastronomic pyramid with an order of hot, barbecue, or Italian baked wings ($4.99 for a half pound), cheesy breadsticks ($4.99), a fresh tossed salad ($4.99 for a small, $7.99 for a large), or a cinnamon zeppole ($3.99), an elephant-ear-style dessert.
Before Shawn Randazzo even opened his own pizzeria, he was already an internationally recognized pizza maker. In 2012, Shawn entered the International Pizza Challenge at the International Pizza Expo, a renowned industry trade show that brings together the world's best pizza artisans. There, he was awarded with two honors: Pizza Maker of the Year and Best American-Pan Pizza.
It's not surprising that he claimed the country's best pan pizza considering the meticulous preparation involved. His square steel pans—synonymous with Detroit-style pies—have the same design as the ones mechanics use to catch small parts or the tears of busted carburetors while working on cars. It takes three hours to prepare each pan, as they go through several cycles of being coated in seasoning and then heated in the oven until the flavor is quite literally baked in. The steel construction ensures even heat distribution, leaving the deep-dish crust perfectly baked each time.
It was coming off his Pizza Expo victory that Shawn was inspired to open Detroit Style Pizza Co. Here, he uses the same award-winning recipes and high-quality pans to prepare specialty pies such as the Motor City meatball pizza with mushrooms and red onions. The specific recipe that won Shawn his pan-pizza title was the chicken Caesar, which is topped with white-meat chicken, Applewood-smoked bacon, a two-cheese blend, and Caesar dressing, which caramelizes the onions as the pie bakes.