Foodie Favorites from A to Z – Giorgio’s Pizza
If you’ve ever been downtown during lunch, you’ve probably seen the crowd of people flocking to Giorgio’s Pizza. We had a chance to catch up with the owner, Daniel Torres and enjoyed some truly amazing food.
The New York style pizza makes the food at Giorgio’s Pizza so unique, not to mention the pizza of the month and the “Texas size pizza,” the largest pizza in Lubbock, which measures 28 inches. The restaurant uses a brick oven to bake the pizza and calzones after making all of the dough fresh from scratch every day. This has been the daily procedure for Giorgio’s Pizza employees for the last 23 years. The effort and style are definitely noticed, as the classics, pizza and calzones, are hard to beat. Perfect crust all the way through, with delicious cheeses and steaming meats.
The original owner, George Shadid, opened Giorgio’s Pizza 23 years ago with his family’s recipes from Italy. When George decided to retire roughly one year ago, Daniel stepped in and bought the restaurant to continue the tradition of great food and customer service after working for George for five years. People will still see George from time to time when he comes in to enjoy the food and company of the customers.
Next lunch break, make plans to visit Giorgio’s Pizza to try their popular calzone or the pizza of the month, “Happy Turkey.” This pizza includes some of your traditional Thanksgiving items including turkey and green beans. Sounds interestingly good, right?! This pizza will only be available through the end of November when the restaurant will create a new pizza of the month to follow the holiday theme.
Also, don’t let the long lines scare you away. Giorgio’s Pizza will get your food to you with plenty of time to eat and get back to work. Trust us, it will be well worth the wait.
Giorgio’s Pizza Fast Facts:
- Location: 1018 Broadway
- Phone: 806.765.9330
- Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Lunch Special Pricing:#1 Two Large Slices and Medium Drink – $6 #2 Large Slice, Salad and Medium Drink – $6#3 Lasagna, Bread and Medium Drink – $7.50#4 Calzone and Medium Drink – $6.25