Lexington Pizza: Pazzo's, Joe Bologna's, LA Gourmet

Megan already covered the amazingness of some Lexington pizza joints including Mad Mushroom, where I inhaled hundreds of cheesesticks during my stint at the University of Kentucky. I wanted to share a few more Lexington institutions, as I am a self-proclaimed pizza expert (meaning, I like to eat it.)

L.A. Gourmet Pizza
The Wildcats pizza with the best white dipping sauce
L.A. Gourmet doesn't seem to be widely known, but in my opinion, it is some of the tastiest Lexington pizza. The secret? The white dipping sauce that comes with their pizzas, sandwiches, chips, and cheesebread. I'm not quite sure what it is - some combination of ranch and garlic perhaps - but it tastes like heaven. L.A. Gourmet has two Lexington locations: 1 downtown and 1 near Tates Creek Center. My personal favorite? The Wildcats on whole wheat crust. The Wildcats has chicken, ham, onions, mushrooms, and cheddar cheese.

Pazzo's Pizza Pub
Pazzo's is known and loved by most Lexingtonians, especially those near campus. Sitting on Limestone directly across from North Campus, Pazzos is known for the 3 P's: pizza, pint night, and patio.

Pizzas are hand tossed, fresh made, and piping hot when they come out of the oven. Personal favorite is the Great White: garlic, onions, broccoli, chicken feta and provolone in olive oil sauce. Just thinking about it takes me back to celebrating the last day of finals there every year.

Wednesdays at Pazzo's are Pint Night. A special beer is put on tap. Order a pitcher and you take home two beer glasses from the brewery. I know many people who have amassed a treasure of pint night glassware!

If the weather is nice, it's worth it to try to get a spot on the patio. Sitting under the awning on South Limestone staring at campus is just a fun environment.

For another treat, be sure to order a pretzel. Chewy nom city.

Joe Bologna's
Joe B.'s is located in a Victorian Gothic building  between campus and downtown that has served as both a Presbyterian church and a Jewish synagogue. With over 40 stained glass windows, it really is a unique place to dine. In addition to pizza's, they also have tremendously delicious Italian food and salads.

My favorite Joe B.'s pizza is the Lite Supreme: Thin crust and homemade sauce with onions, green peppers, hot peppers, green olives, black olives, pineapple, mushrooms, zucchini, carrots, tomatoes and romano cheese. They also have a gluten free crust option which is a welcome inclusion for many.

You can't visit Joe B.'s without eating a breadstick. You simply must. The massive-doughy-warm-deliciousness sits in a dish of garlic butter. You can also get it with marinara sauce, but it definitely doesn't need it to be edible. Nom.

Any other Lexington pizza places we haven't covered?