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The Italian Stallion is a hearty and delicious pizza from The Pizza Shack.

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The Italian Stallion is a hearty and delicious pizza from The Pizza Shack.

You're not likely to happen upon The Pizza Shack, unless you're at Lowe's on Perkins and taking the side exit out to Summer. The little restaurant is in the parking lot of the home improvement store, facing the north side of the building.

The Italian Stallion is a hearty and delicious pizza from The Pizza Shack.

Photo by Jennifer Biggs

The Italian Stallion is a hearty and delicious pizza from The Pizza Shack.

I checked it out when it first opened as another pizza place and liked the pizza, but worried about the location. About six months ago, it switched hands and became The Pizza Shack. Starved and tired one night last week, it was a good time to give take-out a try.

We went with The Italian Stallion, and you could hardly find a more traditional pizza. Red sauce, pepperoni, salami, olives, onions and -- yum -- meatballs. The woman laughed when I asked if a large would feed three hungry people, and she was right. We had two huge slices left when we'd eaten all we wanted (I stopped at one slice). It was good from crust to cheese, and was $20.75, including tax.

There are also sandwiches and salads on the menu, and you can order pizza by the slice for as little as $2.50. It's a small place with just a few tables, but you can order carry-out or delivery.

-- Jennifer Biggs: 529-5223

The Pizza Shack, 4523 Summer, is open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Call 680-7900 for more information.

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Comments » 3

RMP writes:

I phoned one Saturday afternoon in September and asked to place a carry-out order. I was told no carry out, drop in only.

RMP writes:

I phoned them at about 3 pm on a September Saturday and asked to place a carry-out order. I was told no carry-out, drop in only.

PizzaShack writes:

@ RMP: We sure apologize for that experience. The only time we were unable to deliver or process take-out, since the existence of the Pizza Shack was the two days right after the Andy Wise Special aired on News 5 in September when we got voted "Best on Summer Ave" and had a line out the door and around the Block. As a new business at the time, this was a great and also very overwhelming experience, which we have since alleviated with more personnel. We certainly deliver all day every day that we are open. Feel free to give us a ring.

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