Armando's Pizza has been flipping fresh-made dough and perfecting Old World recipes since 1967. Nibble passionately with a diverse menu of appetizers from flatbread bruschetta ($6.95) to original-recipe dusted wings in a choice of sauce ($9.95). Hand-tossed dough plays canvas to 13 signature pizzas as deliciously as hand-tossed canvases of artist-rendered pies. Fresh tomatoes, italian sausage, roasted peppers, Uniondale mozzarella, and red onion comprise the Sicilian ($11.95), and shrimp, scallops, and calamari jump from the sea to the pizza di mare's doughy deck ($14.95). Entrees like gnocchi a la vodka ($12.95) and veal porcini ($15.95), induce salivation, and slow-cooked baby-back ribs ($19.95) bring a finger-licking element to date nights. Sandwiches, panzerotti, and desserts complement the menu, giving it a range more extensive than a basso-soprano's Pavarotti figurine collection.
Cooks at Raco's Pizzeria & Wings specialize in exactly what they claim: pizza and wings. In addition crafting specialty pies with sauce and dough made fresh daily. Pies include Raco's signature with three kinds of meat, green peppers, and mozzarella, the cooks also build customized pizzas with a supply of fresh toppings. Sauce-covered wings, spring rolls, and garlic sticks round out the menu.
Cooks at Amicci's Pizza's two locations crown giant 24-inch pies with italian sausage, sun-dried tomatoes, and pesto before delivery drivers chauffeur orders straight to homes and dorm rooms. The cooks begin with a flavored crust, such as garlic butter, sesame seed, Cajun, or mantel, then top the pizza with a custom blend of fresh veggies, meats, and cheeses. Specialty combinations include the pesto delight topped with mozzarella, mushroom, and tomato and the chicken thai pie with sweet 'n' spicy ginger sauce, red peppers, and mushrooms. The cooks also pile oven-baked 14-inch subs with steak and au jus or italian meatballs covered with pasta sauce.
The dough wizards at Papa John's hand toss circular masterpieces with original and thin crusts made from high-protein flour to support warm bouquets of toppings. Hand-cut produce crowns all of Papa John's pizzas, mingling with the sun-soaked sweetness of sauce made from fresh, California-grown tomatoes. By adhering to its brand promise of "better ingredients, better pizza," Papa John's grew from a back-tavern pizzeria into more than 3,500 restaurants within three decades' time, or the amount of time it takes to grow a single pizzeria from a small seed.
Devoted to eco-friendly dining, Green Zone Pizza dishes out organic and locally sourced fare atop a white counter made from recycled bottles. Built upon organic white or wheat crust, all pizzas can be personalized with classic add-ons such as pepperoni, eco-friendly proteins such as free-range chicken, or olives that spell out love sonnets to a favorite cheese. Several signature pies trade meaty toppings for an all-veggie lineup, and most of the restaurant’s offerings can be ordered gluten-free. And, like Lee Iacocca’s mitten collection, salads stuffed with locally sourced produce radiate Michigan pride.
Extreme Pizza is not your run-of-the-mill, ma-and-pa pizza shop. Here, the cooks pile their house-baked crusts with a slew of uncommon combinations, including the ginger-peanut-sauce-marinated chicken strewn across the Kickin? Chicken pizza, which is also topped with peanuts, green onions, swiss, fontina, mozzarella, and fresh cilantro. The Paia Pie may seem standard with pineapple and Canadian bacon, but the addition of mandarin oranges and its mozzarella-cheddar blend make it more unique than a unicorn with two horns. As an alternative to the pies, freshly baked calzones, creatively loaded salads, monster subs, and chicken wings also populate the menu.