Mozzarella’s vaunted structural gooeyness allows it to bond easily with most, though not all, substances, as was demonstrated dramatically in 18th-century Rome’s ill-fated three-cheese bridge experiment. Stick to proven combinations with today’s Groupon: for $5, you get $10 worth of brick-oven pizza and Mediterranean fare at Elite Pizzeria in Canton.
Elite Pizzeria’s multiculti culinary artisans fire up made-to-order pizzas in an authentic brick oven while also assembling a slate of Mediterranean dishes using halal-certified meats. The carnivore special pizza ($6.99–$12.99) rewards protein lovers with a smorgasbord of meats including ground beef, bacon, and pepperoni. Meanwhile, the spicy barbecue chicken pizza ($6.99–$12.99) rouses slumbering taste buds with jalapeños, crushed red peppers, and a noisy drum solo. Do-it-yourself pies ($2.99–$7.99, plus toppings) let patrons try their hand at pizza sculpting with a selection of savory toppings such as mushrooms and tomatoes. Traditional Mediterranean dishes include the fattoush salad ($5.59) served with toasted pita and a flavorful chicken shawarma pita ($3.99). The eatery also crafts an army of burgers such as the caliente burger ($4.49) sporting a piquant amalgam of jalapeños, spicy sauce, and pepper jack cheese. All of the meat in Elite Pizzeria’s cooked-to-order concoctions is 100% grade-A inspected, finishing school-educated, and certified halal.
A bright neon sign greets diners as they enter Elite Pizzeria, where pizzas rise within brick ovens and sandwiches swell with certified Saad Halal meats. Chefs adorn burgers with hearty toppings of grilled mushrooms, bacon, and eggs, while whipping up a menu of traditional Mediterranean gyros and shawarma. Upon request, the dexterous bakers can sculpt their brick-oven pizzas into the shape of a heart, the silhouette of a kitty cat, or the profile of Susan B. Anthony.
Further cultivating Elite's fun, whimsical reputation, the restaurant's burger challenge has enticed nearly 150 intrepid contestants with a lofty tower of beef patties, mushrooms, bacon, onion rings, and sauerkraut. This surfeit of merriment all occurs within the warm embrace of red walls that shine down onto the restaurant's casual, WiFi-saturated dining area and tabletops that bask beneath the sun on an outdoor patio.
42126 Ford Rd.
Canton, Michigan 48187