Pizza 9 is the brainchild of Hasan A. Aslami and Behrad Etemadi—aka Hass and Rod. The pair opened the first Pizza 9 in 2008, and then the combination of Rod's business know-how and Hass's more than 20 years of experience with Chicago--style pizzas helped to scatter franchise locations like pepperonis throughout New Mexico.
Chicago--style deep-dish and thin-crust pizzas emerge from each Pizza 9’s ovens with traditional and gluten-free bases, as well as with the aromas of ingredients such as pepperoni, artichokes, and green chilies. Signature calzones disguise warm centers of bacon, eggplant, and spicy giardiniera, and hearty nests of pasta hide beneath plump meatballs and ladles of shiny marinara.
Maria Venturino moved from Italy to the United States in 1964, and her love of the old country shows in every dish she creates. She still makes her own marinara sauce the old-fashioned way?from scratch?in addition to whipping up homemade Italian staples such as lasagna, baked ziti, and meatballs that crown plates of spaghetti. Aldo's main dish, however, is pizza. Maria, along with her two sons and a bunch of elves in chef's hats, bake classic cheese and pepperoni pies, as well as specialty pizzas including artichoke hearts and minced garlic.
The team at Davido’s Pizza & More crafts basic and specialty pizzas with toppings such as feta cheese and sundried tomatoes; hot and cold sandwiches with meatballs, sausage, and capicola; and traditional pasta dishes such as spaghetti with meatballs and fettuccine alfredo. See the full menu on the website.