My Pie Pizza: Don’t Fuhgettaboutit

Jaclyn’s Pick:

My Pie Pizza
1303 S 72nd St
Fare: Pizza
Cost: $40 for one appetizer and four pizzas
Reservations: Not needed for our Saturday lunch visit

Greetings, eaters and readers!

After a month hiatus due to many restaurants closed during quarantine, we were eager to resume our food research.

I. Love. Pizza. Especially New York style. So I was excited to stumble upon My Pie Pizza. With a few locations sprinkled throughout the U.S., My Pie planted its roots in Omaha in January 2018.

Once we sat down and waited in anticipation for our delicious-smelling pizzas, we noticed several to-go orders come in the door. It was a promising sign.

Total transparency: I chose My Pie Pizza for the garlic knots as much as I did for actual pizza. Noli’s garlic knots are my measurement for any knotty appetizer and I have to admit, My Pie’s knots are as delicious as Noli’s – if not better. My Pie adds a generous plop of garlic on each knot and for this garlic lover – it takes them next level. Martha on the other hand could do with fewer garlic chunks but she enjoyed them all the same. Warm, equal parts chewy and crispy and straight out of the oven – don’t skip the knots!

San Gennaro: NY pizza sauce, parmesan, mozzarella, sausage, green bell peppers, roasted red peppers, caramelized onions.

My first slice was this meat and veggie combo. The sausage had a nice kick to it and the fresh veggies made for a crisp crunch. This was my second favorite pizza of the four.

The New York: A classic with sauce and parmesan cheese.

I’m a sucker for just plain cheese, so a classic pie was a must. While some slices were too heavy on the oregano – especially Martha’s first bite – the lighter-seasoned slices were simply perfect.

My Uncle Nicky: Marinara sauce, parmesan, mozzarella, ricotta, meatballs.

Martha’s first pie was called My Uncle Nicky. To cut to the point – if this creation was inspired by an actual Uncle Nicky – he must be one delicious fella. Because we both loved it. The Ricotta cheese is a subtle and perfect addition to every bite. Uncle Nicky would absolutely be invited to any family gathering.

I had serious pizza envy once I swapped a slice of mine for hers. My Uncle Nicky was definitely my favorite. I’d never had Ricotta cheese on pizza before and I intend to have it again!

Spicy Butcher: Fra diavolo sauce, parmesan, fresh mozzarella, pepperoni, sausage, pepperoncini, basil.

Martha also ordered the Spicy Butcher anticipating it would pack a bit of a punch – as anything with the word ‘diavolo’ should. She loved the flavor but agreed you should only order it if you very much want to go on a spicy journey. It could overpower any other pizza/flavor you try to enjoy. She had one slice and then focused on the rest of the pies to make sure she could enjoy each of their flavor profiles. The gentleman that we assume was the manager informed us Spicy Butcher is one of the most popular and we can see why. It’s delicious but Martha thinks it’s just the teeniest bit edged out by Uncle Nicky. Depending on what level of spice you want – we do agree – you’ll be happy with either.

Final Bites

Last year, I tried a handful of pizzas in New York. They were all large and wide with a thin crust that is foldable yet crispy. I have to say that My Pie Pizza is not exactly that. But what they lack in large slices and thin crust, they make up for in fresh and fun ingredients.

For those wondering what dining in after our state reopened, we’d like to note we felt perfectly safe at My Pie. The employees wore masks, social distance Xs marked the floors, every other table didn’t allow seating, curb side pick up was in full swing, and while guests were not required to wear masks, we saw repetitive cleaning throughout our meal.

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