Pizza varies widely by region. A city with great pizza says a lot about that region, and Tony’s Pizza on Niagara Street in Buffalo certainly gives Buffalo something to be proud about.
Vincent Tortora opened the doors of Tony’s Pizza on January 5th. About 8 years ago, Tortora moved to Buffalo from Albany after marrying his wife. Having owned a few pizzerias with his brother back in Albany, this is not Tortora’s first experience in the business. Tony’s Pizza is named after Tortora’s brother and former business partner, who passed away a few months ago. “This is what I’ve always loved to do,” he says.
Tortora hand-tossed the pizza dough with ease and full control of the shape and texture. “I make a thin crust, hand-stretched, New York style pizza.” Tortora is a self-proclaimed ‘old school’ pizza-lover, and he is the first to stand behind his classic cheese pizza or pepperoni pizza. “I’ll put it [a cheese pizza] up against any other pizza out there!”
Like a perfect New York style pizza, Tortora’s creation had a nice crunch on the outside, a flavorful sauce, and just enough cheese to enhance the flavor instead of trying to cover things up. All-too-often, pizzas are too doughy (from not letting it rest properly), and that is a killer in pizzas. The three elements of a pizza can easily cancel each other out if not properly portioned to each other. Tortora’s pizzas have the balance and the taste. The sauce is sweet and tangy, and it really adds great flavor to the pizza. Fold it, cut it, or eat it flat, you really can’t lose with this pizza.
The menu also covers other essentials like pizza logs, baked ziti, wings, subs and more. With great deals for every night of the week, next time you’re in the mood for pizza, call Tony’s Pizza for a delivery or pickup.
Tony’s Pizza is located at 544 Niagara Street, Buffalo. For hours and specials, give them a call at 716-381-9044.