Sunday, October 16, 2011

Niki's Pizza in Cedar Park, TX

When you consider a pizza, you need to get back to the basics. The foundation of any great pizza is the crust. If you are like me, you may enjoy the best of all worlds, a crust that is crunchy and chewy.

At Niki's Pizza, they have perfected the pizza. Niki Neziri, a native Italian, started Niki’s Pizza in 1981 by The University of Texas campus at Dobie Mall, selling New York–style pizza by the slice.

While I was a student at Texas, I spent a lot of money on pizzas. Niki's was always the best. The pizzas were not only great but also a great deal. For a college student short on funds, you could always depend on Niki's to provide a wonderful pizza for not a lot of money.

Niki lived in Italy for 25 years and that experience translated into the dough that is made fresh each day.

To give you an idea of the variety, here is the menu.

Appetizers and SaladsNiki’s Pizza offers a range of appetizers and salads to start off a meal.
Garlic bread ($2.50)
Focaccia bread ($3.95)
Fried mushrooms ($6.95)
Fried calamari ($6.95)
Caesar salad ($5.95), with chicken ($6.95)
Niki’s salad: lettuce, tomatoes, olives, turkey, ham, salami, red onions and mozzarella ($6.95)
Greek salad: with feta cheese and peperoncini ($6.95)
Chef salad: lettuce, tomatoes, turkey, salami, ham, onions, mozzarella and parchini peppers ($7.95)

Specialty pizzaThere are also a variety of specialty pizzas available in four sizes.
White wonder: spinach, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes and ricotta
Pesto: basil pesto sauce, artichoke hearts and sun-dried tomatoes
BBQ chicken: BBQ sauce, grilled chicken breast, red onions, garlic and cilantro
Hawaiian: ham and pinapple
Alfredo: chicken, alfredo sauce and parmesan cheese

The next time you are in Cedar Park, visit Niki's Pizza. You will be glad that you did.

Niki’s Pizza
508 N. Bell Blvd., Cedar Park
Mon.–Sat. 11 a.m.–10 p.m.;
Sun. 11 a.m.–9 p.m.

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