06/01/2009Provided by Citysearch -
What a great place to eat!! You drive down Broad St. in West Hazleton, Pennsylvania and sitting on the corner of 13 N Broad St. is this highly illuminated (from all the neon beverage signs in the windows) pizzeria / restaurant.
Pizzerias come and they go as everyone can attest to. You get a good slice here & a inedible slice there all over the world, from Italy, to China, to your own back yard. Well this place owned by 2 locals which is called HELL'S KITCHEN is flat out right out of nowhere and into your taste buds.
The menu for starters, is packed full of every kind of pizza imaginable. It is mind blowing just how authentic the pizzas this place serves are. Everything from traditional old school thin crust, to Chicago deep dish, to Sicilian specialties. If you can think it up and place it on a pizza, they already have you covered at HELL'S KITCHEN.
But it does not stop there. They have the largest chicken wings anyone has ever seen. You could not get a larger wing if you picked up a chicken and drown it yourself, feathers and all in one of their fabulous tasting homemade wing sauces. The main pizza maker and his co-owner wife greet you with smiles and fill your being with some of the greatest tasting food you will ever find anywhere in the country, let alone the state of Pennsylvania.
Then you have the subs (or hoagies as they say there in Pennsylvania) that they pile huge helpings of meats and cheeses as well as fixings upon rolls they have shipped in fresh daily from the state of New York. The Philadelphia Cheesesteak is the closest you will find to the real deal without having to take a chance on getting mugged for it in Philadelphia itself. The co-owner dished up my Philly Cheesesteak which I had for lunch and I could not eat dinner due to the size of the damn thing. We are talking serious servings that you cannot find anywhere else. I was totally amazed by what they give you for what is basically chump change.
Even chump change would not truly describe it when it comes to their pricing. You can get a basic slice of traditional old world style thin crust pizza for under $2.00 including tax and a tip if you so choose, which literally dwarfs a large dinner plate. If you can finish off 2 slices of this pizza, you are doing quite well. Because it is hands down the largest slices ever seen anywhere I've ever eaten in the state of Pennsyvania. Basically, you could suffocate a large human being with just a slice of the pizza. In today's world of everything is smaller.......... this is bizarre!!
In the end, you get to choose from a menu that dominates and rivals anything you have seen anywhere else in your life. You walk out of this place feeling like you are going to explode because you are so filled you think you might actually be the Michelin Man. In return, you are only spending a few bucks more than a Big Mac, yet less than a dozen donuts. You don't get this full on great tasting food for so little money in return anywhere in the state of Pennsylvania and probably not anywhere else in the country.
So if you are like me and love great food and are passing through the Hazleton, Pa area, stop by this joint and get your grub on. Just don't get your wings with their hottest sauce on the menu............for you will think your body just went through hell itself. And that dear people......is only when it is going in you. Lets not talk about when it is exiting!