About this Business
From Our Editors
When designing Chiusano’s Brick Oven Pizzeria, the owners had a problem. They wanted to use their family’s southwestern Italian pizza recipe, but they knew they couldn’t replicate the dish’s savory flavors and crisp textures in a standard oven. So they decided to outfit their kitchen with a traditional brick oven, which is capable of the focused heat needed to add crispiness to the homemade dough that staff double-kneads by hand. Chiusano's takes pride in their pizza's authentically cooked crust and maintains that their fare is close to the pizza found in Italy. And while they cook their dishes traditionally, they are a bit more contemporary with their topping selection. The chefs layer gourmet ingredients such as brie, elk sausage, shrimp, and lamb on top of their housemade sauce to create custom pies or one of their own specialty pizzas, such as the Thai chicken with veggies and peanut sauce.
To complement their pizza, they also serve authentic Italian favorites such as chicken parmesan, Italian sandwiches, and desserts such as gelato and bread pudding. Their signature dessert, however, is their made-to-order zeppoles, which are piping hot Italian donuts served with caramel and chocolate dipping sauces to add a slight touch of sweetness and confirm why you always wear a bib.