June 4th, 2009 by Brian McCullough – Comments (26)
I just want to start off by saying that I had never had a chance to try Chicago style pizza before tonight. I was planning on saving this first time, deep dish experience for my next trip to Chicago, however when some close friends invited me to Savastano’s Pizzeria, in Bixby, I could not turn them down. All I knew about Savastano’s previously was that it was the two story pizza place that I had wanted to try when they first opened, across from the Spirit Event Center. They had previously had another location that they had outgrown due to their popularity. Split into two levels Savastano’s has a casual bar with pool tables separated on the bottom level, with a large upstairs dining area perfect for a family of any size. Despite the bar aspect of this place it is an ideal restaurant for a family outing. The building is really unique with memorabilia on the walls that I have never seen around Tulsa before. I especially love the life size Blues Brothers statues jamming out on stage. Great service was another luxury that we enjoyed. Cole, our waiter, did a great job taking care of us. It was some of the best service that I have had in awhile.
My friends had been to Savastano’s many times before and so they ordered the perfect Chicago style deep dish pizza for me to try, called the Sears Tower, appropriately named after the once tallest building in the world. This deep dish stands tall stuffed with five different cheeses and pepperonis. Going in I was a little doubtful that I was really going to enjoy the Chicago style pizza. I had imagined that it would be more doughy and soupy rather than the crispiness that I love. I was pleasantly surprised by this unbelievably perfect pie. The mixture of the ingredients and textures melded together to achieve a taste sensation in my mouth that I had been unaware could exist in pizza before this pie. I have to say that if Chicago style pizza gets any better, then it would have to be out of this world to beat this pizza! I think I would be perfectly happy if I never have another slice of New York style pizza again. I will definitely be back!
Here is my friend’s absolutely adorable daughter, Noah’s rendition of the Savastano’s pizza logo with Mickey Mouse holding one of their awesome pies
8211 E. Regal Plaza Suite 109
Tulsa OK 74133
(105th and Memorial Across form the Spirit bank Event Center )