Review: Bella PizzeriaAuthor: indianapoliseater | Filed under: Food Reviews, Location: Carmel, IN, Location: Indianapolis, IN, Location: Noblesville, IN
3855 E. 96th Street
I’ve been on a big pizza by the slice kick recently and being that this place was close to my office, I decided to stop by for lunch one Friday. Bella Pizzeria is a New York-style pizzeria and has a variety of slices, breadsticks, calzones, etc. In addition to traditional New York-style thin crust, they also have thick crust pizza as well.
What I Got: Anytime Special; one slice of pizza with two breadsticks $6.49 ($7.07 with tax)
As you can see above, I elected the sausage, mushroom and pepperoni combination (my favorite pizza combination, by the way). The toppings on the pizza were plentiful and tasty, although it did seem that the mushrooms were the canned variety which is a negative. Despite that, this was a decent tasting slice of pizza. The only issue with the slice was that the crust was not all that pliable, so when I tried to fold it in half like your customary New York-style pizza, it broke in half. A definite fail there.
The breadsticks I chose were pepperoni stuffed breadsticks (they also had regular and cheese stuffed) and they were very filling. Tastewise, they were only mediocre as they were overwhelmed with dough and did not have enough pepperoni and cheese stuffing. The marinara dipping sauce was also very runny, although it did have a very good and sweet taste. If it had been a little thicker, this would have been one of the best marinara sauces that I had ever had at a pizza joint.
Would I Buy It Again? I guess so, but only because it was filling, I like New York-style pizza and it is close to my office. The prices were a little high for my liking, but in terms of getting something like this for lunch, I guess this will do. That’s not a ringing endorsement, so if you have other alternatives nearby to where you are that would allow you to get New York-style pizza, I would recommend giving those a shot before you try this one.
FYI, they also have locations at Hamilton Town Center and Clay Terrace Mall.