Carmel, IN 46032
If you read the blog on a consistent basis (and if I actually would write on a consistent basis), you know that I am a huge proponent of independent pizza. If you live north of 465, you are basically SOL. Ale Emporium, Greek Tony, Pizzology, Rosellis, Bellacinios, Bazbeaux, Amore, Greeks Pizzera and that is about it. Eight places for 250,000+ people. You can find eight pizza places in four blocks in Manhattan. The owner of Jimmy Stix previously owned Wise Guys, so there is a pizza history here.
The store is in a strip mall (similar to 7 of the 8 places previously mentioned). The interior is efficient and they have enough tables that you will never have to wait. Service is equally efficient and friendly.
What I Ate: Sicilian Style Pizza $15.50 and a Side Salad $3.50
As you can see by the side salad, it was a pretty big portion. You might be able to split this if you have two people. The light ranch was good, but I like it with a little more pepper. After all, it is light ranch, have you ever been impressed by light ranch? Good deal on the salad.
The Sicilian is a pan style pizza and the thicker of the two on the menu (they also offer hand tossed). What I found unique is that they put the sauce on top of the pizza instead of between the crust and cheese. Growing up close to Chicago, this was pretty typical, but rare to find in Indianapolis. My favorite part of the pizza was the sauce and it could’ve used a little more on the pizza itself. I would have that sauce on anything. The sausage was cooked exactly how I like it with a few crumbly burnt pieces mixed in. The pepperoni was typical of similar pizzerias.
Would I Buy It Again? Yes, easily. I really want to go back and try the signature Jimmy Stix. The menu has sandwiches, pizza rolls and entrees. The price was honest, the quality was there and I am looking forward to my next visit. My son said that it was “super good,” he was right.