photo: Courtesy of Nick Flandro
In this city, pizza joints typically come packed with guidebook-clutching tourists, who snap photos and can't help but giggle at the absurdity of such a silly-looking pie. It's nice for locals to have a lesser-known spot in their back pocket, and Lucky Vito's fills that niche nicely.
This spot may not serve the best pizza in the city, but it's consistently tasty, dirt-cheap and, best of all, not on the radar of the aforementioned tourists. Both the thin and deep-dish versions are framed with crispy, buttery crusts, filled out with zesty sauce and finished with a great selection of toppings guaranteed to spell out satisfaction every time. Lucky Vito's Special pizza comes with pepperoni, bacon, green peppers, mushrooms and some of the best sausage you'll find atop a city pizza. The daily specials can save you major dough, and considering that Vito's delivers pretty much anywhere in the city at lightning speed, you'll find you have no excuses not to take advantage. The usual suspectsóbuffalo wings, pasta dishes, calzones and plenty of hearty sandwichesófill out the menu, but before you go for one of those, consider the "Super Party" pizza, which measures in at a massive 18" by 28". This thing could feed a small army, and has landed Vito's on the speed-dial of every true football fan in town.
Average cost: $10-$20
Centerstage Reviewer: K. Tighe