Italiano’s- Temple, TX

This pizzeria was right across the street from Scott & White hospitals. It had great reviews on urbanspoon, and I assume it is because many hospital employees, doctors, nurses, etc. dine there. We walked into an order-at-the-counter operation. It reminded me of a food court Sbarro, where the slices are reheated after you order. Everyone ordered a variety of toppings/slices, and I went for the mozzarella, ricotta, & spinach calzone.

In the below pictures, mine is swimming in sauce. The food was fine for lunch, and everything was served on paper plates. Costs for slices were cheap, although my calzone ran higher at about $7.00. I wouldn’t say I loved the calzone, but it was satisfying for lunch. Garrett’s stuffed crust pizza was overwhelming, but he enjoyed it, and Harold’s heavily topped pizza was satisfactory. Judging by the photos below, it doesn’t look particularly appetizing. I don’t plan on running back here immediately… but at least we’ll know what to expect the next time around.

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Il Cane Rosso- Dallas, TX

I took a 6:00am flight out of Dallas on Feb 15th, so I had to drive over on Valentine’s Day. I don’t love the ~2 hour drive from Temple, TX to Dallas, but I strategically planned for a pizza experience. Although I had not read about Il Cane Rosso on any of my […]

Joe’s Italian- Temple Texas

When in doubt, order pizza. We had a long week at the client site, so we called up Joe’s Italian restaurant and ordered some ZA for takeout. For $11.00, we had a super huge pizza and shared it among three people. Continue reading Joe’s Italian- Temple Texas

Pignetti’s- Temple, TX

[Get ready for some terrible picture quality… at least the pizza pics are decent!]

I was happy to check out a local Italian joint in Temple, TX: Pignetti’s. A large portion of our team went for dinner as a ‘goodbye dinner’ for a fellow coworker. I had heard they made pizza, so I knew that was going to be top-of-mind for a taste test, but our group enjoyed all of their entrees as well! Continue reading Pignetti’s- Temple, TX

BJ’s Brewery- Temple, Texas

Basil & Sausage Pizza

So I’m hanging in Temple, Texas for the next few months at my new client. The town has a ton of chain restaurants: Chilli’s, IHOP, Cracker Barrel, Olive Garden, etc. BJ’s is a chain, and I had never been to one before. They have a menu that is almost as large as Cheesecake Factory, and they have a list of lunch specials. They have a full pizza menu, but we’ll save that for another day. Continue reading BJ’s Brewery- Temple, Texas