eating indie in indy

Puccini’s Pizza and Pasta 1508 West 86th Street

This pizza shop is also known as Puccini’s Smiling Teeth Pizza. I haven’t the slightest idea where that name came from. I do know they open their first location in this area in 1991 and now have 10 locations in Indiana and Kentucky. That was why we had to have a “conference” about our criteria. It is hardly a small little place with an owner operator but it is family owned so it fits.

I was leaning toward a Calzone my self until I saw their Ultimate Warrior pie listed. A unique combo of
sausage, pepperoni, onions, black olives, mushrooms & green peppers.

This was a really good pie. A crisp crust and an excellent sauce with a generous amount of toppings. Enough to make me overlook the jumbled placement of the toppings. Normally a peeve of mine. I had eaten some of their pies a few years back with my son but had forgotten how good they were.

I think this joint should be ranked up there with some of the best in the city. The prices are more than reasonable. Both our lunches were less than $9 each.

6 responses

  1. I have loved that place, probably found it around 95-96 — Queen of Hearts calzone and a small Greek salad, absolutely. I’ve been to them on Fall Creek and on W86th. Always friendly and happy in both places 🙂

    August 4, 2019 at 4:54 pm

    • I have seen ads for it for quite a while. Always thought it was a chain. Got carry out at the one in Geist with my kid a few years ago. Don’t remember it being as good as the pie I had Wednesday.

      August 4, 2019 at 5:01 pm

  2. I imagine what they lacked in topping symmetry, they made up for in flavor.

    August 4, 2019 at 9:02 pm

    • For sure. It was the sort of pie that made you happy to eat it.

      August 5, 2019 at 6:32 am

  3. My wife and I are fans! I agree they hold up well with any other place in town. I’m especially fond of their Campfire pizza.

    August 5, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    • They definitely have a great product.

      August 5, 2019 at 2:09 pm

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