This is another unique mom-and-pop ethno-pizza combination along the lines of Brownsburg's Adriatic Pizza, but close by on West 38th street, just west of Georgetown Rd. His business model is similar to Eduardo's "Charlie Biggs Chicken with Filipino-on-the-side," i.e., cater to American tastes to pay the bills, but also share your own speciality on the side. In short: Indian/Pakistani Halal-Zabihah* Pizza ! The owner, from either Pakistan or India, wants the restaurant to be known as _American_ cuisine, specifically California style pizza. Their signature pizza crust is crispy on the bottom, and soft and delicate on the top. I loved the crust on the pizza I had, it was not heavy and chewy "industrial dough" like most of the big chains. The menu includes standard American pizza shop fare, cheese sticks, wings, potato wedges, curley fries, onion rings, garlic bread, green salad, Philly steak sub, New York steak sandwich, cheeseburgers, California style cheese pizzas with your selection of the standard toppings (but no pork products), oven baked chicken, and fried chicken pieces. However, the attraction for us ethnic food lovers are the Pakistani items, and the Indian style pizza with ginger. They offer chicken burgers, chappli burgers and chappli kabab, based on Pakistani recipes. Chappli is minced beef with spices. They also have a "Chicken Tikka Pizza," and an Indian style vegetarian pizza with _ginger_. I tried it, and YUM! Their other speciality pizza is a Chicken of Beef combo, with Halal-Zabihah* meat of course. (All meat served in the restaurant is Halal-Zabihah.) The Chicken or Beef combo Pizza comes with either a Red Pizza Sauce, or a Creamy Garlic Sauce. I also had the Indian style vegetarian pizza with ginger. They ask you what level of ginger spice you want. I requested "medium", but that was still enough for the ginger to have a noticeable after-bite, and lingering after-taste. But that's what I like about ginger. The toppings (mushrooms, olives, green peppers, onions, tomatoes) were cut in small pieces, but were generously applied. I'm going back to try the chicken burger and the chappli kabab. But even as a "pizza only" place, it's worth going there just for the pizza. They don't deliver at present, but do have carry out. The dining area is very large, with a large screen TV. They invite you to hold your party there, with free room rental when you order the food from them. Hours are 11am to 10pm. The dining area was clean and orderly, but without decorations. The men's room was cleaner than I expected. ----------------- * "Halal" means "permitted/allowed" [meat] (sort of "kosher") to a Muslim, and "zabihah" means it was slaughtered according to Islamic regulations.
If it's not the crispy yet chewey crust, or the premium cheese and toppings, then it has to be either the seasoning or the sauce! I say it's one of the top three because I have two other fav's and they are equally as good, but for different reasons. I have NEVER been dissatisfied with this Pie Shoppe...Hot, fresh, and accurate every time. I should have their number in my speed dial, but I don't...wait for it....wait for it...ok, now it's in there. Every time I've ever talked to an employee, they have been informative and courteous...far underrated in my opinion! I have no reason for a fab review other than they deserve it. You could choose to think I'm full of it...and I will be...full of pizza! Oh man that was corny. Oh well, this pie is yummy! Can't wait to sink my teeth into a steamy slice! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for commentaries... *PS* For those of you who've never heard it, "pie" means pizza...as in pizza pie. Don't think they have the cherry variety....
This is a delivery and take-out place. They are not set up for eating there. This is absolutely the best pizza in Marion county. I'd rate it better than Bazbeaux's, though it's just not as trendy. I'd say the pizza is a cross between Bazbeaux, Chicago-style, and Papa John's in terms of quality. It's not as exotic or "specialty" as Bazbeux's, in terms of the variety of ingredients available, but the quality is there. The pizza crust is home-made perfect. It doesn't have that industrial tasteless-ness of most chains. The sauce is exactly the way I like it. It's flavorful, but doesn't burn or bite going down. The toppings are cut thick and generous. Perfect crust + perfect sauce + thick/generous toppings = Perfect pizza. I used to order regularly from them when I lived in Lawrence, and NEVER had a bad pizza or any complaint. They're across the street from Marsh on Franklin Rd, and south a couple of blocks.
Bazbeaux has very good pizza with fresh toppings that range from the usual sausage, pepperoni, and mushrooms to crab, shrimp, eggplant, spinach and much more. There is a choice of white or wheat, thin or thick crust. I have always found the staff truly nice, courteous, and helpful in any situation. The pizza is a little pricey compared to that of a corporate franchised pizza house but it is well worth paying a little more at an independently operated establishment offering a variety of high quality fresh ingredients, a relaxing atmosphere, and good service. I have dined in the restaurant as well as calling ahead for carry-out. My carry-out has always been hot and ready for pick up on time. The restaurant can get busy on weekend nights but I have always enjoyed the dining experience whenever eating in the restaurant or out on the verandah.
A neighborhood pizza place with an upscale of offerings, but not so much in price. We've been going to Some Guys for a very long time (can it really be 18 years?) We like getting a pitcher of draft Blue Moon, a large dinner salad to split, an order of Roma bread and the Thai Wood Oven Pizza. Their salads are excellent, as is their Roma bread. Go hungry, but left-overs are good, too. A great place for tasty food without the "high-brow" attitude or price. They also have specials on italian fair and we've tried them once or twice. The other food was fine, but we now drive 70 minutes for their pizza and it's worth the drive every time. (We used to live closer, but moved out to the countryside. Of course, we combine it with other trips, but we still make the stop when we have to run to Indianapolis.)
I was visiting my son in Greenwood, IN, we were driving around sight seeing and so Chicago Pizza, Our waitress was Amy, when i told her we have never been there, she took the time to suggestions and what was the favorites in the restaurant , she was very pleasant, made sure we were very pleased, and happy with our food, first i ordered a side salad which came with the pizza, it was so fresh and good. We then had the cheese garlic loaf, which was outstanding. We order their deep dish which Amy suggested and OH MY HEAVEN! Everything was fresh, and out of this world, Amy was always there to refill our drinks, outstanding service A+, tried 2 other pizza place while i was visiting and this was the BEST, will definitely go back, and ask for Amy to be your server. Very Happy customer from out of town.
Four of us went today for the lunch buffet. This was our first visit. I will only speak for myself. The pizza looked really good, but I was disappointed. First of all, the buffet is pizza, bread sticks, bread sticks with a little cinnamon and maybe a trace of sugar, and some noodles with alfredo that no one turned on so they were stone cold. No salad of any kind and it was eight dollars something. There were 6 pizzas to choose from, all deep dish types. Tons of cheese. The sauce was bland and the crust was tasteless in my opinion. There was no marinara or chesse for the greasy breadsticks--they were not garlic either. The price was too high for what they offered. No senior discount, no one to pick up plates, unfriendly cashier, stone cold pasta. I don't care to return.
I had Brozinni's for lunch today. When I first walked in I was a little shocked by the decor and the soft music playing. This place is very classy ...yet relazied at the same time for a pizza joint. I had a slice of cheese pizza and a couple of breadsticks for under $5. It was the best slice of pizza I have ever had. At lunch time they serve pizza by the slice or you can order a whole pie. Their slices are HUGE! You don't have to order two slices you would be stuffed. They are very inexpensive and have a friendly staff. If your not a Southsider...Brozinni is well worth the drive. It's very easy to find and right off the highway. If your looking for true New York Style pizza Brozinni is going to be your new favorite spot.
Who says you can't get good pizza at a great price? The slices to be had here are probably the largest single slices I've had among the pizza places that do sell by the slice here in Indy. You'll be sitting right under $5 for a slice and large drink. At first it reminded me of Enzo's but after trying some other things, it's distinguishable. If your a cheese lover, I highly recommend The Quattro... nothing overpowering and the taste is on point and should satisfy two moderately hungry people. A nice selection of desserts are at your fingertips as well if your in for a sweet tooth! Nothing I would travel across country for but if your in the area I would highly recommend a healthy slice or two to get the tastebuds kicking...
I had to grow 2 new hands so this place can get a 4 thumbs up from me. I moved to Indianapolis from N.Y. I could not find any good Pizza or true NY style food. I looked all over, Downtown, Broad ripple, north of the city....and this Gem is sitting in my back yard this whole time. HUGE AWESOME portions, Pizza slices HUGE, Salad HUGE, Calzone's HUGE, the Wednesday night Prime Rib HUGE and melts in your mouth, I eat here 2 - 3 times a week, the service is excellent, the atmosphere is friendly, the people are always smiling. I live so close that I use this place as my private kitchen. Price? You defiantly get what you pay for, and more! Try it tell 'em Rob sent ya!