Though spinning massive amounts of dough above one's head is an amusing way to display a coin collection, it requires superhuman stamina to maintain. Rest your triceps and leave the dough spinning to the pros with today's Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of pizza, sandwiches, and more at Pizza 9. Choose between two locations in Rio Rancho. This Groupon is valid for carryout only.
Pizza 9's marinara-centric menu plays host to mouthwatering Chicago-style deep-dish pizza, cheesy calzones, toasty sandwiches, and more. Instead of ingesting a starter's pistol, let the games begin by revving up your hunger track with buffalo wings ($6.99) or cheesy garlic bread ($2.99). Ravenous eaters can quell empty stomach rebellions with the saucy meatball sandwich ($4.99), fully stuffed calzone ($7.99), or they can jump on the pizza-party train with a large barbecue chicken pizza ($14.99).
With nine gourmet and specialty pizzas to choose from, tomato heads will be required to pick a side in the great pizza war that pits deep dish against thin crust and all meat against veggie delight (both $14.99 for a large). Gluten-free pizza dough can be made upon request (add $4 per pizza), and sugar mongers can fill up on divine desserts such as cheesecake ($2.99) and tiramisu ($3.49).
The seasoned piemen at Pizza 9 carefully combine the freshest ingredients with the crispiest crusts and savoriest sauces—making their pizzas taste as good as pizza always looks when anthropomorphic cartoon turtles have a nosh session before training with their rat master.
Alibi and Gil's Thrilling (And Filling) Blog featured Pizza 9. Fifty-eight percent of nearly 120 Urbanspooners recommend the Rio Rancho Boulevard location. Though reviewers offer varied opinions on the authenticity of the Chicago-style pizzas, they praise the quality of the pizzas and the italian beef sandwiches.
- Pizza 9′s combination Italian beef and sausage combo is good enough to assuage the appetite and longing of Chicago transplants missing their favorite sandwich. – Gil Garduno, Gil's Thrilling (and Filling) Blog
- The Fire Eater is a particularly snappy pie. A monument to capsaicin, it scathes taste buds with pepperoni, jalapeños, green chile and hot giardiniera, an Italian-American relish that makes an appearance on nearly everything here. – Maren Tarro, Alibi
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.