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A Complete Guide to Unconventional Pizza in Alpena

Posted on March 14th, 2019
It’s Pi Day, and we’ve gathered up a list of unusual, unique, one-of-a-kind, specialty pizza pies. You can find all of these unconventional pizzas at locally owned restaurants right here in Alpena.  Where will you venture off to tonight?
  • Court Yard RistorantePesto Supreme: Grilled chicken, red onion, wild mushrooms, spinach, artichoke and tomato.


    You can find this specialty pizza, Beet It, at the Fresh Palate downtown.

  • The Cracker Barrel Party StoreRoasted Brussel Sprout & Applewood Smoked Bacon: House made tomato-alfredo sauce, topped with roasted Brussel sprouts, thick cut Applewood smoked bacon, and thinly sliced red onion. Add chicken for extra.
  • Fresh PalateBeet It: Beets, brussel sprouts, caramelized red onion, kale, feta cheese, and roasted garlic tomato sauce.
  • Rosa’s Lookout Inn Prime Rib: Sautéed onions and mushrooms, prime rib, and mozzarella cheese on a garlic butter sauce topped with asiago cheese and baked in a wood fire oven. Served with horseradish sauce for dipping.
  • Black SheepThe BLT Pie: Mayonnaise sauce, extra mozzarella cheese, muenster cheese, and topped with classic bacon, lettuce, and tomatoes.
  • Hideaway TavernTaco: Taco meat, Mexican blend cheese, topped with lettuce, tomato, onions, black olives,


    You can get the original Lud’s Coney Island in pizza form at Mancino’s!

  • Komo’s PizzaBacon Cheeseburger Pizza: Ground beef, bacon, onion, and cheddar cheese blend.
  • Long Lake SupermarketCrab Rangoon Pizza: imitation crab meat, cream cheese, wontons.
  • Mancino’s Pizza & GrindersLud’s Coney Island Pizza: Lud’s original Coney sauce topped with special cheese blend, cheddar cheese, sliced hot dogs, onions, and drizzled on top with mustard.
  • JJ’s Steak & Pizza HouseChicken Florentine: Grilled chicken breast, baby spinach, artichoke hearts, alfredo sauce, and mozzarella cheese.
  • John Boy’s RestaurantBreakfast Pizza: Garlic Butter Crust, Sausage Gravy, Scrambled Eggs, Onions, Green Peppers, and Choice of Ham, Bacon, or Sausage.
  • Freiers PizzeriaItalla’noe: Pepperoni, ham, mild peppers, green peppers, red peppers, mushrooms, black olives, and anchovies.
  • The Bulldog– Brand new to the menu, personal pizzas made to order your way!
*Fun Pizza Fact*

Legend has it that the first pizza originated in Naples, Italy and was created by Raffaele Esposito in 1889. His creation gained so much attention that he was called to cook a pizza for King Umberto and Queen Margherita. This particular pizza consisted of fresh tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, and basil and is still known as Margherita pizza to this day!

*Featured photo above courtesy of Rosa’s Lookout Inn, wood-fired pizza pie!

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