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Taste Buds: Romano's Pizza

St. Clairsville eatery has much more than pizza

April 19, 2012
By EMILY DOMINICI and SHAUNNA DUNDER HERSHBERGER , Times Leader

Hot on the trail of new places to eat, the Buds recently found themselves paying a visit to the newly opened Romano's Pizza in St. Clairsville. With conflicting schedules, the Buds had to make separate trips to the carry-out establishment and compare notes later.

Located on West Main Street at the former Vocelli Pizza location, Romano's is serving up not only the globally-accessible food fave, but quite a bit more as well!

The menu boasts a whopping selection of pizzas, as well as salads, calzones, pasta, wings, side items and subs.

Patrons wishing to order pizza will have quite a few decisions to make! Romano's offers pies in 10, 12, 14 and 16 inch sizes ranging in price from $6.99 (small with just cheese) to $16.99 (extra large specialty). Crust choices are hand-tossed, thin and Sicilian, which will cost an extra buck and is only available in the 14 inch size. Sauce options are traditional red sauce, ranch, alfredo and white; cheeses include feta, mozzarella, cheddar and romano. Other toppings include red onion, mushrooms, green peppers, black olives, tomatoes, jalapenos, banana peppers, red peppers, pineapple, ham, Italian sausage, meatballs, pepperoni, bacon, steak, chicken, ground beef and spinach. Decisions, decisions!

Of course, you could make it easier on yourself by choosing one of their specialty pizzas such as the works, veggie, meats, taco, BBQ chicken, bacon chicken ranch, buffalo chicken ranch, steak, Hawaiian, garlic spinach, steak onion ranch, four cheese, chicken alfredo and white pizza. Whew! That is quite a selection.

The Buds, having been a little 'pizzad-out' as of late, decided to order a few non-pizza items and a French bread pizza instead of a whole pie.

First up was a large chicken salad ringing in at $5.99. The salad was indeed a pretty large size that included a bed of iceberg lettuce topped with red onions, tomatoes, green peppers, black olives, strips of chicken, bacon and shredded cheddar and mozzarella cheeses. The salad, typical of the pizza shop variety, was fresh, tasty and made for a satisfying lunch.

Next on the list was a 12-inch steak hoagie which rang in at 7 bucks. This sandwich consisted of a fresh hoagie bun stacked with steak, banana peppers, lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese, Italian dressing and mayonnaise. The toasted sub was just what a hungry Bud needed, though we thought it appeared to be a little light on the toppings. Even so, it was a tasty lunch.

Finally was a French bread pizza. At only 99 cents, this little gem made a nice side to one of the lunch salads. It was served fresh from the oven with crispy crust, gooey cheese and plenty of pepperoni. Yum!

If you're hungry for pizza, Romanos offers one of the largest varieties of flavors we've seen for a while. But if you've got an itch for something a little different than pizza, Romanos has that too. They offer such a large menu, that we're pretty sure just about everyone will find something they like!

The Taste Buds can be reached at tastebuds@timesleaderonline.com

 
 

 

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