Taste the Pizza
Many of you have been asking about it for a long time… And it’s finally here! Pizza Sola is proud to announce that delivery service is now available at our Cranberry location.
For all of you pizza connoisseurs who might be too busy to pick up a pizza yourself, we’re bringing it to you! That’s right; you don’t even have to leave your house for a slice of Pittsburgh’s Best Pizza! Our Pizza Makers in Cranberry are now sending pizza out the door and straight to wherever you might be!
This service is for you, our customer, so take advantage of it! The temperature is rising so don’t let your temper get even hotter in all of the traffic out there! Just call in, order from us, and we’ll bring the pizza right to your door!
You say you’re trying to get in shape for beach season? No problem! Order one of our Margarita Pizzas, or maybe an Herbivore for a light or health conscious option. Why not order a Hawaiian Pizza to put you in the mood for summer? Even better, why not create your own style, and let us know how it is! We would love to hear what types of Pizza you think are the best in the summer time.
Most importantly, the Buccos are finally back in town which means it’s baseball season so sit back, give us a call, and enjoy the game while we bring the pizza to you!
Did you know that Thanksgiving Eve is one of the biggest party nights in the ‘Burgh, and is also one of the biggest nights for pizza consumption across the nation?
If you’re preparing a big dinner for Thanksgiving on Thursday, you surely won’t want to be fussing with dinner on Wednesday night — so why not pick up a Pizza Sola pizza from one of our 4 convenient locations?
We’d also like you to share your thoughts on Leftover Thanksgiving Pizza. Have you heard of this? We’re not sure we’ll be adding it to our menu any time soon, but it sure does sound intriguing. The concept is exactly what it sounds like — all of your leftovers from Turkey Day combined to make one glorious pizza. Order one of our more traditional pizzas to serve as your base. Then, add one your leftover turkey, cranberries, stuffing, veggies, and more to personalize it as your very own!
If that all sounds too absurd, we’re here to cater to your pizza needs whether before or after the holiday. And don’t forget about our specials for Oakland: Saturday & Sunday Gameday Special (Dine-in Only) – Buy a bucket of beer (6) and get an 18″ plain pizza for $10 or 24 wings for just $15.99.
And, as Thanksgiving approaches, we want to thank YOU, Pittsburgh, for your business — now and always.
Now, eat up! Gobble, gobble.
~~ Ashley Boynes-Shuck
With the winter holidays steadfastly approaching, many people will pack on a few pounds due to all of the delicious food all around.
But, if you’re having pizza for your office holiday party or enjoying a slice during a football game, it doesn’t always have to be “unhealthy.”
In fact, Pizza Sola offers many healthier pizza options: try toppings such as fresh peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, and spinach on a classic pie. Or, try a white pizza with chicken and broccoli. You may also enjoy The Herbivore or Sergeant Peppers – great ways to get your veggies! There’s always the option of having one of our tasty garden salads or our Veggie Weggie Solazone if you aren’t in the mood for pizza.
Lastly, don’t forget about our signature Vegan Pie. This Vegan pizza is a cheeseless pizza with banana peppers and pineapple.
Other ways to make your pizza experience a little healthier? Opt for water to drink instead of pop or beer. Skip dessert (for now) or, hey, why not walk or bike to one of our 4 convenient locations?
However … we won’t be mad if you just want to indulge. I mean, the holidays are coming…you can always feel free to treat yourself, and burn it off later!
Whatever your pizza style, we ask you to enjoy any one of our tasty dishes.
~~ Ashley Boynes-Shuck
Pizza is good….But, are pizza-flavored items good?
We’ll let you decide.
Take a peek at these crazy pizza creations.
- ICE CREAM: Max & Mina’s in Queens, NY, once tried to market a pizza-flavored ice cream. It was unsuccessful, but other odd flavors such as corn on the cob, whitefish, and beer-flavor survived!
- JELLY BEANS: Popular jelly bean manufacturer Jelly Belly has made, in addition to a “popcorn” flavor, pizza-flavored jelly beans!
- BEER: A company in Illinois has developed Mamma Mia Pizza Beer … a pizza-flavored beer that is currently on the market.
- POPCORN: A company called Uptown Popcorn sells pizza-flavored popcorn. Two of the best snacks for movie night, combined!
- HOT DOGS: Recipe site Yummly.com has a number of recipes for “pizza hot dogs.”
- PRETZELS: A company called Pardoe’s sells pizza pretzels, called “Pardoe’s Perky Pizza Flavored Pretzels!”
Of course, there are also gummy pizzas sold (a favorite candy amongst the kids!) as well as many a variation of the pizza-burger, pizza-taco, and pizza-bagel. Many common snacks come in pizza flavor, from Cheetos to Doritos and even Goldfish. Even some dog treats have pizza flavoring! An ideas-oriented website even had a thread of people posting about pizza and other food flavored bubblegum.
To each his own.
What is your favorite non-pizza, pizza treat?
Leave us a comment and let us know!
~~ Ashley Boynes-Shuck
Pizza. We accept it as a staple of our culture, but did you ever wonder where it all began?
The history of pizza is an interesting one.
Pizza. You’d think it’s been around forever….and you’d be correct. Historically speaking, pizza is a type dish that has existed since time immemorial in both Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines. By the year 997, the term had appeared in Medieval Latin, and in 16th century Naples, flatbread was referred to as a pizza.
Back then, it was a dish of poor people, sold in the streets and not really considered a standard recipe for a long time thereafter. Before the 17th century pizza was covered with red sauce and then eventually replaced by oil, tomatoes or fish.
In June 1889, to honor the Queen consort ofItaly, Margherita of Savoy, the Neapolitan chef RaffaeleEsposito created the now-popular ”Pizza Margherita,” a pizzamade with tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and basil, to represent the colors of the Italian flag. A fun fact? He was the first guy to add cheese. (THANK YOU for that!)
However, the sequence of events through which the earlyflavored flatbreads of ancient and medieval Mediterranean became the typical pizza dish popularized in the 20th century is not really fully understood.
One thing’s for sure – everyone from college students to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, from suburbanites to cultured foodies, can appreciate a good slice of pizza. Whether traditional or gourmet, pizza is here to stay. So stop by Pizza Sola for the best slice in the ‘Burgh!
~~ Ashley Boynes-Shuck
“Aww yeah, pizza yeah!”
“It’s pizza tiiiiiime….”
The cast of MTV’s wildly popular TV show, Jersey Shore, is in Italy this season … and working in none other than an Italian pizza shop!
We’re not sure that we would necessarily trust Snooki to make us our pizza, but, Pauly D claims he’d be good at spinning pizza – after all, he IS a DJ. (And, he was in Pittsburgh this past weekend – Pauly D, next time you’re in town, we invite you to Pizza Sola for pizza that is BPE…..Best Pizza Ever!)
So, the “Situation” is this – we are thinking that our New York pizza would be best for the Jersey Shore cast (after all, some of them are actually from NY and not NJ!) however, many of them have Sicilian roots, so, Pauly D, are you listening? Try our Sicilian pizza. Or, how about a pizza topped with “meatballs” since that’s what Snooki and Deena call themselves?
As for all of you Jersey Shore fans from the ‘Burgh, we want to know what kind of Pizza Sola you enjoy for your Jersey Shore viewing parties. Why not munch on some pizza as you watch the cast make pizza….and many, many gloriously bad choices?
It’s a good time – Pizza Sola!
Pssst…. PS: If you were to make an ultimate “Jersey Shore” kind of pizza, what would YOU put on it? Leave a Comment and let us know!
Check out this pic of Jenni “J Woww” making pizza in Italy.
~~ Ashley Boynes-Shuck
Summer’s in full swing in Pittsburgh: PNC Park is packed with people for Pirate games (finally), different venues around the city are filled nightly with the noise of summer concerts and IT IS HOT OUTSIDE. Luckily, Pizza Sola has a few menu items that are perfect for these hot summer nights.
Pizzas light on toppings like our Bianca pizza and Margherita pizza are great for those dog days, while the Hawaiian or Fire Island white pizzas can provide a flavor kick appropriate for the summer months.
Pie is a staple of any American summer, and at Pizza Sola you can choose from Dutch Cherry, Dutch Blueberry or Caramel Apple for dessert. We also offer the always delectable Smore pie made with Nutella, graham crackers and marshmallows. It’s like making smores by the campfire, except without the camp or the fire. Or the stick. Or the mess. And in a pizza place. It has very little in common with making smores by the campfire, but at least it tastes the same, or dare I say, better.
Along with these ideal summer menu items, each Pizza Sola offers a wide variety of drinks to quench your thirst (the Ginger Beer is awesome!) and the Oakland location offers a bar to quench your legally of-age thirst. Stop by Pizza Sola today (or tomorrow, we don’t want to rush you) and let us know what’s YOUR favorite thing to have during Summertime Pizzatime!