Review: ApezzaAuthor: indianapoliseater | Filed under: Food Reviews, Location: Indianapolis, IN
10122 Brooks School Rd
Fishers, IN 46037
A new entrant to the Geist area is Apezza, which is located in the same strip shopping center as Scotty’s Lakehouse. This place prides itself on its homemade pizzas and says on their website “Our pizza takes a little longer…but it’s sure worth the wait!” I’m always a little leery of a pizza place that hypes up its gourmet factor, but I was willing to give this place a shot. Apezza is a delivery and carryout only business, so it has to be approached as such.
What I Got: Large Meat Lovers Pizza ($18.95) and an order of Garlic Butter Breadsticks ($3.95).
First things first, the menu says that this large pizza can feed four to six people and I will say that is definitely the case if you have a group of “normal” eaters. We had a group of six heavy eaters and we only needed a small pizza on top of this in order to fill ourselves up, so that gives you a indication of the size.
Taste-wise, this was delicious. The sauce was fresh and sweet and it was overloaded with meat and that’s always a positive. The fact that I have to point that out when ordering a meat lovers pizza just shows how careless some other places get with their “meat lovers” pizzas. The meats included sausage, pepperoni, bacon and ham and all of them seemed fresh too, so that was a positive as well.
Apezza also claims that they use three different cheeses on their pizzas and while I don’t have a sophisticated enough pallet to tell you what those three cheeses are, I could definitely tell that they had more than your typical mozzarella on top of this pizza. All of the cheeses were melted perfectly and that is another positive, especially when comparing it to other delivery pizzas. What made this good was that the cheese tasted like real cheese and not some plastic composite because and that’s got to be because it was fresh cheese and not something that was frozen and shipped across the country from a warehouse.
We got a regular crust (thin is also available) and my goodness, it was also perfect. It was cracker like and crunchy and admittedly, I’m not a big fan of that type of crust but I was a big fan of this crust. Again, not something that you would get from a typical pizza delivery joint and I think that is what made it so wonderful. Also, even though this was a regular crust, it was still somewhat thin. I can only imagine that the thin crust must be super thin!
The breadsticks were also delicious. They were large, doughy and if you like garlic butter, you’ll love these because they were slathered in it. The funny thing about these breadsticks was that even tough they were doughy, they weren’t heavy. They were huge, yet actually kind of light. That was definitely interesting, but it made them taste all that much better since it didn’t feel like you were eating a big block of bread going all the way down and I can certainly appreciate that.
Would I Buy It Again? Absolutely yes. It costs a little bit more than your typical delivery pizza (especially with the $10 pizza wars going on) and you’ll probably need a few friends in order to finish it, but the extra cost is definitely worth it because the taste of the pizza and breadsticks more than make up for it. I’m glad this pizza place has moved into the Geist area because now we not only have a place that is delicious, but we also have someplace else to get our pizza other than Domino’s, Papa John’s, Hot Box, etc. Thank goodness.
They also swear by their wings, so next time I order from here, I’m definitely going to try to give the wings a shot as well because if the pizza and breadsticks are any indication, I’ve got to believe the wings are going to be pretty good too.