Pi Craft is located in an unassuming little building on Niagara Falls Boulevard. Step inside, however, and you will be amazed by what you see.
The restaurant design is unlike anything I have seen. One of the first things that will catch your eye is the large menu hanging from the ceiling. Pi serves customizable pizza. It also offers chopped salads and focaccia sandwiches.
“Industry professionals call this style the ‘chipotlization of pizza.’ We call it a “Pi + zz + a Revolution,” says the Pi Craft website (www.pi-craft.com).
Pi is very proud of its dough, which is gluten-free. The pizzas are made with European yeast culture and four flours to create a whole-grain artisan crust. The dough isn’t a super thin crust, nor is it American-style bread pizza; it’s somewhere in between, and I call it delicious.
Every pizza is cooked on a state-of-the-art stone conveyer oven, which has your pizza ready to enjoy in three to six minutes.
Top your pizza with a variety of sauces, cheeses, meats and fresh vegetables (locally bought when in season) and after bakes. When your pizza comes off of the conveyor belt, you have the option to add such things as sea salt, basil herb oil or arugula to top off your pizza.
The staff is always welcoming and outgoing, helping to familiarize you with the menu if it’s your first visit. My family and I have had the pleasure of meeting the owner twice now. He is a constant presence in the restaurant and never fails to smile, whether he is making your pizza or checking on how your food tastes.
I order the classic cheese, which has sauce, olive oil, garlic, Parmesan and mozzarella cheese. Pi Craft uses healthy, whole-grain and antibiotic-free ingredients. All their recipes are made from scratch.
The restaurant is clean and provides a perfect place to grab a bite for lunch or dinner with a date or with your family.
A full pizza is $8.50, and half a pizza is $5.
Give it a try, and you’ll keep coming back.
Rebecca Brandel is a sophomore at Mount St. Mary Academy.