As I was out gardening , a friendly fellow came by and told me about a new pizza take-out on the far west side of Eastwood. I asked him, “Another pizza take-out? Why??” His response, “Because this one is different.” He seemed genuinely impressed with the ingredients that were going into the hand-tossed pizzas at Friends & Family Pizza: fresh “Grande” brand cheese, sauces made on the premises, all fresh ingredients. So I took the menu he was handing out and stuck it somewhere.
A few days later when hunger struck, I dug it out of a pile and phoned in our order: large pizza, sausage, pepperoni, peppers, onions, mushrooms. They said it would take 45 minutes (good sign: they’re busy). But at 40 minutes we got a phone call, “Your pizza’s ready!” Off we went.
Normally I like to eat any hot food really hot, very recently out of the kitchen. So bear in mind, this pizza had been sitting in the box for I don’t know how long, and then we took it home. Still, it was quite warm enough and really, really good! I generally do not like to choke down take-out. But this was delicious.
We’ll go back, maybe sit at one of their little tables to eat a pizza really hot from the oven. There are tons of other options on their extensive menu. We’ll see if they last… there are now too many pizza take-out joints in Eastwood.. I think. They’re going to have to outperform quite a number of fairly decent places to survive. We wish them the best because they’re making a darned good product.
Friends & Family Pizza
825 Teall Ave, across from Henninger High