Make Your Own Pizza at Pieology

Pieology is my favorite make-your-own pizza place and luckily there is one down the street from my home and my work place. If you’ve never been to a make your own pizza restaurant before, don’t feel daunted- here’s the process:

Step one: Choose your crust from House-Made White, House-Made Whole Wheat, or Gluten-Free.
Step two: Choose your sauce from House Red, 3-Cheese Alfredo, Herb Butter, Olive Oil,Fiery Buffalo, Pesto, or BBQ.
Step three: Choose your cheese from Mozzarella, Ricotta, Parmesan, Feta, or Gorgonzola.
Step four: Choose your meats from Pepperoni, Sausage, Meatball, Canadian Bacon, Bacon, or Chicken
Step five: Choose your vegetable toppings from Black Olives, Mushrooms, Red Onions, Green Peppers, Artichokes, Garlic, Pineapple, Jalape├▒os, Corn, Kalamata, Olives, Fresh Cilantro, Spinach, Banana Peppers, Fresh Basil, Grape Tomatoes, or Roasted Red Peppers.
Step 6: Wait impatiently for your pizza to be done in the wood-fired oven!


Photo Credit: Pieology

Apparently there are 78 billion pizza possibilities with the different topping choices they offer, but I always tend to get the same ones! Here’s how I create my Pieology pizza: I always choose house made white crust and top it with red sauce and mozzarella cheese. I usually skip the meats. For my fresh toppings, I like mushrooms, jalapenos, pineapples, and cilantro.

All their toppings taste fresh, cheese is always ooeey goeey, and their original white dough always creates a good crunchy thin crust pie. They also have a wheat dough and a thicker crust option which I look forward to trying soon.

Their salads are great as well. You can create your own, or try one of their signature ready made ones. I absolutely love their Classic Salad which has organic field greens, gorgonzola, all-natural chicken, dried cranberries, candied walnuts & is tossed in a light raspberry vinaigrette.

This location is clean and employees are usually helpful and friendly. Try to come at an off time to avoid a line. Plenty of seating inside, and limited seating outside so you can enjoy your pizza while its hot and fresh.

Tip: Join their e-club for coupons. You get an option of herb butter sticks or cinnamon sticks for free just by signing up ­čÖé

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Pieology Pizzeria
$ Pizza
1071 E 19th St
Upland, CA 91784


Specialty Pizza, Subs, and Salads from Z Pizza

Healthy and tasty specialty pizza- Yes please! Z Pizza claims to “turn ordinary flavors into extraordinary flavors by using only premium ingredients that are naturally better for you”. ┬áSince this is a chain restaurant, I’ve tried several different locations. The Claremont Z Pizza is super close to my work, located in the Claremont Village and I find myself frequenting it every opportunity I get.

They have lunch specials which are perfect portions and are reasonably priced. I always get a pizza slice and side salad which is just the correct amount of food to fill you up, but not put you in a food coma during your lunch break. They also have subs and salads included in their lunch menu incase you don’t want pizza.

Recently I used the Claremont Z Pizza location to cater a very last minute work pizza party. Ordering was super convenient through Yelp. I ordered 11 pizzas at 10:30 am to be delivered at 11:45 am the very same day. They were delivered right on time and the associate making the delivery was super courteous. All the pizza pies had unique flavors and were delivered perfectly warm, crispy, fresh, and oozing with cheesy goodness.

Their specialty pizzas are unique and flavorful, and they are one of very few places that carry chicken sausage. I love that their menu is so expansive. They serve simple cheese pizzas along with pies that have fancy and gourmet ingredients equally well. They are also very well known for their vegan pizzas, though I’ve never tried them. If you are in ┬áthe mood for pizza, a sub, or a salad- Z pizza will not disappoint!

$$ Pizza, Vegan, Gluten-Free
520 W 1st St
Claremont, CA 91711
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Pizza Delivery at Vdara from Little Italy

We tried Little Italy Pizza for the first time last May when we visited Vegas for a quick family get together. We were meeting lots of family members in our suite at Vdara and this place conveniently delivered. Though I love the suites at Vdara, the hotel isn’t exactly in the middle of the strip where all the restaurants in the world are open all day and night. Also, my sister’s two little toddlers were present, and I’d way rather snuggle and play with them inside the hotel room than dress up and explore Vegas for the billionth time!

Little Italy Pizza Dinner:

There are so many picky eaters in our family with varying taste buds, but pizza is unanimously loved by all. Realizing that they serve halal food, we ordered a meat lovers pizza and a supreme pizza that has meat and veggies. They are super generous with their toppings and the quality of the ingredients totally shines through. Cheese was oooey gooeeey, but we all commented that the crust could have been a little crispier. Pizza was still really good overall though! In case people in your party are not in the mood for pizza, Little Italy does have several other specialty items on their menu  such as chicken wings, burgers, pasta subs and salads.

Two large pizzas and a bottle of sprite cost about $50 with delivery fee and tip. Vdara alike most hotels wouldn’t let the delivery person come up to the room but they gave us a call when they were on the premises and requested us to come down – pretty convenient. Fair prices, tasty pizzas, and quick delivery – Littly Italy did not disappoint!

Fun fact about this place – they are open for delivery or carryout 24/7.

Little Italy Pizza
$ Pizza, Halal
3711 S Valley View Blvd
Las Vegas, NV 89103