By Rosie Ecker


MOD pizza: a restaurant where simplicity is everything. At MOD, one can add as few or as many toppings as desired, but pay the same price. With pizzas like the Tristan that is garnished with mozzarella, asiago, roasted red peppers, mushrooms and pesto, satisfaction comes easy. Or if you are feeling spicy, you can try the Calexico, which is topped with mozzarella, gorgonzola, chicken, jalapeños, hot buffalo sauce and MOD red sauce.  MODify any pizza you pick—or simply create your own with their long list of toppings and finishes.

2217 War Admiral Way • (859) 263-0110 •


There is lots to choose from when you go to Uncle Maddio’s, right down to the dough. With 7 salad options, 4 Foldwich possibilities and 11 signature pizzas, it’s easy to leave with a happy, full belly. Try The Big Max pizza with tomato basil sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, Italian sausage, bacon and handmade meatballs to delight the taste buds. Want something a little simpler? Try the Simply Veggie with tomato basil sauce, mozzarella, Roma tomatoes, banana peppers, zucchini, mushrooms, black olives and fresh basil. Uncle Maddio’s menu truly expresses their love of pizza.

630 Euclid Ave, #150 •(859) 309-0896 •



Fast-fired pizza is on the move at Blaze, with a raging hot oven that cooks your pizza in just 180 seconds. Blaze is known for building your own pizza, with numerous toppings, cheeses and meats to pick from. Or you can leave the thinking to Blaze and order a signature pizza like the Green Stripe with pesto drizzled over grilled chicken, roasted red peppers, chopped garlic, mozzarella and arugula and leave the thinking to Blaze. If you are feeling artistic, maybe try the Art Lover with artichokes, mozzarella, ricotta, chopped garlic and red sauce dollops. No matter which pizza you order, satisfaction is a pretty much guaranteed.

341 South Limestone •(859) 523-1232 •



Creativity is key at Pie Five, with ingenious creations all over the menu. However, they do encourage creativity from the customer, leaving the crust, topping and finishes completely up to you. If you aren’t feeling up to the task, they’ve laid some groundwork with several classics. Try the Maui Wowwi with bbq sauce, bacon, pineapple, red onions and cilantro if you are feeling tropical. The Chicken Carbonara is another option if you are wanting something with an Italian flare. Layered with Alfredo sauce, parmesan, grilled chicken, mushrooms, crushed red pepper and bacon, your taste buds will praise you. 

867 South Broadway • (859) 246-0014
3401 Nicholasville Road • (859) 271-06839


This local favorite makes it feel as if you are in the movie Goodfellas.  Here, one can choose from 10 specialty pies like the Wiseguy, loaded with vegetables, or the Fuhgetaboutit which has every topping available at the time. It makes sense that the lines are usually out the door, but don’t worry, you can also buy Goodfella’s pizza right out of Two Keys Tavern. Hungry? Order the 22” pie option to keep you–and your whole mob–satisfied.

110 North Mill Street • (859) 281-1101
333 South Limestone • (859) 523-3353