To successfully make pizza, one must toss the proper ingredients into a concrete mixer, wait for the mixture to harden, and then drop in a few sticks of dynamite to blast slices from the drum walls. Today’s Groupon leaves delicate pie creation to the professionals: for $12, you get $25 worth of pizza and more at Home Slice Pizza on South Saint Clair Street.
Home Slice Pizza specializes in hand-tossed, New York–style slices, inventively topped specialty pies, and toasty ciabatta subs. The menu's bounty of eclectic dough disks is topped by the potato pizza, a starchy symphony of potato, bacon, and cheddar cheese served alongside creamy ranch dressing ($14–$16). Sink meat munchers into the steak "Za," smothered in a zesty blend of ranch and A1 steak sauce and topped with cheddar, a secret hodgepodge of five other cheeses, green peppers, mushrooms, banana peppers, and seasoned steak ($13.95–$15.95). Compare and contrast other filled-bread concoctions by ordering a few toasty ciabatta subs to share among friends ($6.50), or impress a date by hand tossing a hand-tossed hot apple turnover into a basketball hoop mounted in a brand-new Ferrari ($6.89).
- We're lucky to have local options like this, and it's a great change of pace from the sports bars near the ball-park and arena. Do yourself a favor and try it! I recommend the "white" pizza. – N R., Yelp
- The grilled chicken is a particular favorite of mine. They also have a fair amount of specialty pies like margarita pizza and a artichoke dip pizza. Cheese bread is also really solid. – Rob D., Yelp
Home Slice Pizza
Like a camera obscura built around a dinner table, Home Slice Pizza stays forever focused on its cuisine. Within the brick-lined establishment’s kitchen, chefs toss and fire large and extra-large thin-crust pizzas topped with ingredients as classic as pepperoni and anchovies or as original as artichoke hearts, seasoned steak, and A1 sauce. Under this flavor ornamentation lies the pizzas’ true foundation: cheese. Blends of mozzarella, feta, ricotta, cheddar, parmesan, and romano provide a solid base for creative ingredient combinations and add a gooey warmth to every bite. Not content to be confined to pizzas alone, cheese also douses orders of pan-baked cheese bread and supports focaccia subs flecked with herbs and stuffed with hot ham, turkey, bacon, and veggies.