Posted by: Kath Usitalo | April 30, 2012

Road Food Report: Supino Pizzeria

The Red, White & Green at Supino Pizzeria

Satisfied with the delish Detroit-style thick crust and cheese-laden square pizza at Loui’s in Hazel Park, and the traditional round Luigis Special at the cozy Luigis in Harrison Township, I was never in a rush to try the much raved-about Supino Pizzeria at Eastern Market. How many favorite pizza joints do you need? 

But in the name of research I finally stopped in and discovered what everyone else seemed to have discovered as soon as it opened in 2008. Supino is a great little pizza joint turning out terrific thin crust pies in the vein of New York pizza.

This storefront space is simply decked out with sculptures made from kitchen utensils and galvanized tub-light fixtures.

The sturdy and scarred tables and chairs and stools survived a previous life doing classroom duty. The wood panels on the walls were doors, probably from a school as well, according to the young woman taking the walk-up orders and working the cash register.

Beyond her in the kitchen Supino owner Dave Mancini and crew were stretching dough and baking pies to satisfy the steady stream of customers who come for a choice of seven red (with sauce) or a half-dozen white (without sauce) pizzas.

The Bismarck aka “One Egg” is a house specialty; it’s a red pizza topped with mozzarella, prosciutto and a whole egg.

When Guy Fieri of the Food Network show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives visited last fall he had the City Wing Thing, a red pizza with smoked turkey, smoked Gouda, cherry peppers, mozzarella and roasted garlic.

You can also choose your own toppings. There’s a house salad and one dessert, a cannoli. Beverage choices are water or pop. Simple menu.

Guy Fieri signed the wall at Supino

I opted for the Red, White & Green with spinach, capers, roasted red peppers, mozzarella and ricotta. Delish. The thin crust was crispy and had flavor, unlike other thinner crusts that can be cardboard-like.

Pizzas come in two sizes, 10″ or 18″ and range from $7 to $17. You can also buy it by the slice, but why would you? Trust me and the folks you’re likely to have to stand in line with as the folks in the kitchen hand toss and stretch that special dough; at Supino Pizzeria you will want the whole pie.

Related Posts:

Buddy’s Pizza

Loui’s Pizza

You may end up sharing a table at the casual Supino Pizzeria

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