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.
My boyfriend ranted and raved about this place's pizza. His buddy would bring it into work and share it. So today my boyfriend decides to pick some up fro dinner, and it was AWFUL! He says it it usually much better, but my first impression was nothing close to being good. The pizza was overcooked, the crust was chewy and dry, and the pepperoni pizza we got was barely edible due to the excessive amount of grease that puddled on top of it... It tasted burnt as well. I don't see how it could get anywhere near the high praise he had given it, but I sure hope for the sake of this pizza place that my first experience was a rare fluke and that maybe there was a new guy back there or something. I don't normally judge a place by my first experience, but I was surprised that even my boyfriend who had praised it so much couldn't even finish all of his slices. If you know my boyfriend you know how bad it must have been. Needless to say we ended up throwing the rest away, and we had two large ones! The kids didn't like it much either. Although they loved the cheese sauce. I only rated it a 2 since my boyfriend swears it usually tasted very good. I will try it again someday, but for now... I will keep my distance.
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....
Dave B. Cleveland,Ohio lf you want awesome pizza, minus the frills and with fast delivery, you have no reason to not be ordering from aunt pollys. Their new location is hands down the fastest they've ever had, and their menu will satisfy even the pickest of pizza orders, Their ham and cheese FANTASTIC? Philly steak ?The same great pizza, Great sticks and a great operation..Any negative reviews and reviewers shoud probably review their own life decisions before choosing to depride what is a long standing eastside pizza institution . Their new location is the utilimate in pizza choices. Sure you could spend five times more, as long as its before 10pm and go to Jockomos is their pizza better? If you absolutely need feta,spinish or fresh basil as toppings i guess so. If you want good pizza,late night, then thers no comparison and service, Forget it. no one beats aunt pollys in terms of turn around, efficincy and quality on the eastside..
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.
Sausage Pepperoni calzone "THE ORIGINAL OWNERS ARE BACK AND DOING THINGS RIGHT...... I eat alot of pizza I love it all, from the chicago style, the the thin uptight spinach and tomato kind. I have to say though that i am glad i stopped in and ordered here.. They have a pretty low key place, but dont let it fool you they know about great food and outstanding customer service. I have ordered to go and had delivery both great. A big thing to me is the quality of cheese and the sauce.... both of theres is great.... No matter if I am doing a review or if i am just feeding my hungry family I will go back to them...... CALL THE ORIGINAL AUNT POLLY's...NEw number ....638-FOOD....638-3663 great food guys keep it up" - IndyPizzaReview < less