Tony's Pizza Palace
17 North 5th Street, Columbia, MO 65201 (map link);
Pizza Style: Greek
Oven type: Gas
The Skinny: Another great Greek Pizza Joint in COMO.
Price: $16 Medium 4 topping Pizza.
Chief Pizza eater says: Recommended.
When ever I find my self in Columbia I try to find my way to a pizza joint, it doesn't always happen, but when it does I've yet to be disappointed. This weekend was no different.
I had been told about Tony's Pizza Palace last year by an old friend and kept it in the back of my mind until I had the chance to get there. Tony's doesn't have a web-site that I could find, but from what I gather they have been in business since 1968. Originally they were located on Broadway, now they are on the corner of East Walnut and North 5th street. The current location appeared to be clean but well used.
Tony's makes pizza with Greek Style crust, a thin crust usually cooked in a pain. I ordered a medium pepperoni, Canadian bacon, hamburger and onion pizza to go. About 15 minutes later I was heading out the door with a hot pizza, and the drive to where I was staying was torture The smell was driving me insanely hungry. When I finally got the box open I found it similar to other Greek pizza joints in that the toppings were all under the cheese and there was a little fold on the edge of the crust. It had and abundance of toppings and cheese. There is a seasoning in either the sauce or hamburger that I just can't pinpoint that sets the pizza apart from what you would find in a more Italian orianted pizza joint.
All and all a great pizza.
The Chief Pizza Eater.
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