One thing I've noticed about my fellow reviewers is that we truly enjoy praising a worthy establishment. We are optimists and like giving credit where credit is due. That having been said, Jaspare's is very deserving of a five star rating. Let's start with the food. I always respect a place that has gluten-free items. Jaspare's had Gluten-free items before most people even knew what gluten was. I would have to put myself on that list of people. Many restaurants have traditionally shied away from gluten-free items especially in the Italian food realm because it demands the entrée still be delicious and marketable despite being gluten-free. This creates a greater demand upon culinary skills and this restaurant absolutely nails it. Whether you are ordering pizza, pasta, or a sub, the menu items here are all consistently delicious. Beyond the pizzas my personal favorite is the steak sub. The tender juicy meat is flavorful and it's also loaded with cheese. The Owner is usually around and Employees here are always gracious and do a great job. Jaspare's also takes pride in supporting the local community. Over the years I've seen them donate to WMU, Churches, Schools, Race For Kids Sake, Generous Hands and many other charities. I appreciate a locale that thinks about its community in addition to its own interests. Great job Jaspare's Pizza! Keep up the good work.
When I saw that Bilbo's had won the Reader's Choice for Kalamazoo Pizza, I wondered if it was really THAT good. It was. We ordered thin crust wheat pizza with pepperoni, onions and mushrooms. The crust was delicious (unlike some wheat crust which can have a slightly bitter taste) and the toppings awesome: lots of cheese (you don't order pizza for the veggies!), wonderful rich tomato sauce, and crisp veggies to boot! This is pizza worthy of a special occasion!
I love Erbelli's pizza. Their variety of crusts is impressive and their sauce is delicious. My coworkers and I enjoy their lunch buffet which has tons of options. I also really like their pasta, subs, and calzones. They really have the best pizza in Kalamazoo.