Sunday, December 14, 2014

Slices aplenty at Zio's Pizzeria.

Summertime visits to Omaha, Part 12;
August 9, 2014

Outside Zio's Pizzeria in Omaha, from left: Bold words albeit with a misspelling; neon signage.

At Zio's I opted to try a trio of slices – a Margherite, a Hawaii Five-O, and a New York Deluxe – instead of ordering a whole pie. I fear perhaps this was not an optimal way of enjoying pizza at Zio's. The crust was crisp and golden, but rather dry like something you expect had spent some time under a heat lamp. Also the slices could have used some browning on the cheese; they were quite pale.

The Margherite offers olive oil, Roma tomato, mozzarella, and basil. The Hawaii Five-O sports ham, Canadian bacon, pineapple, and Romano cheese. The Margherite is no slouch on tomato, and neither the Hawaii Five-O on its toppings.


Hawaii Five-O.

My favorite of the trio, the New York Deluxe, comes with pepperoni, mushroom, onion, green pepper, and choice of hamburger or sausage. I asked for one with sausage, but ended up with hamburger on my slice instead. The onion had some bite, but I barely noticed the pepperoni.

New York Deluxe.

An over attentive server started to get on my nerves. "Can't talk. Eating." Also I was trying to watch Spongebob on the tube. Zio's Pizzeria is a good place to feed a Little League team, or sate a drunken hunger. I could consider a return for a freshly made pie, but I'd much rather look elsewhere for pizzas to try. Or just go to La Casa instead [see blog post].

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