Food Porn: Nino’s Pizza

Everyone in Buffalo has their own favorite pizza place and most of the time what matters the most is where you grew up.  Alli and I both grew up in Orchard Park, and in Orchard Park you fell into one of 4 categories of Pizza lovers….  There was the southern tip near Boston, NY that had Brunners or Ricotta’s (which is what I grew up eating and still has great pizza).  Those who lived in or near the Village of Orchard Park, like Alli did, mostly relied on Capelli’s, located next door to the Orchard Park Roller Rink.  The last category were the kids who grew up on the border of West Seneca or near the border of Hamburg.  And those kids were closest to one of the two locations of Nino’s. (There are other smaller pizzeria’s as well, but those of you from OP know those were the main 4).

Now I’m not trying to make the case that Nino’s pizza is the best Pizza in Buffalo; I think it’s almost impossible to even make such a claim.  Virtually every pizzeria in the greater Buffalo area has their own unique style of pizza and accordingly every person has their own idea of what a good pizza is.   With that said, however, Nino’s is OUR favorite pizza in WNY (and believe me, we have eaten at a LOT of pizza places).  It made in the standard Buffalo size: somewhere in between NY style thin and Chicago thick.  Their crust is always crunchy and the sauce and cheese they use has a unique flavor that you just can’t get anywhere else.  There really is no other way to describe it other than incredibly delicious.  Even though Alli and I have moved out of Orchard Park, we still make plenty of trips down there to get ourselves a slice or two…or twelve.  The pizza is the best when it comes right out of the oven, and luckily the West Seneca location has a great seating area.  Get a steamy slice and add in some of their house made blue cheese for dipping and there is absolutely no way you that you can’t enjoy this pizza.

When we recently stopped by their West Seneca location I realized that we’ve never mentioned them on the website and they were long over due for a Food Porn.  Not only do they make a great pizza, they do it at a really affordable price.  Their small pizza (seen above) is $6.50 for a cheese ($8 for a cheese and pepperoni) and a side of fries, which are also quite good, is less then $2.  As I said before, they have a large seating area at this location and the the wait for food is always pretty short.

Their Curly Fries are always fried to perfection, not a soggy fry to be seen for miles, and they are coated with a generous amount of salt and some other seasonings that I can’t put my finger on.  Basically, I have never been to Nino’s and NOT ordered these fries; they are an absolute must any time I go there.

If you live anywhere near the southtowns or are ever in the general area and have never tried Nino’s, I really really suggest you check this place out.  I know pizza is almost a religious food item in Buffalo and people take it very seriously so I promise that you will not be disappointed.   (And, hey, their wings and subs are pretty darn great as well).

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2 thoughts on “Food Porn: Nino’s Pizza

  1. Patrick

    Nino’s is the best! Another great thing they do is open early on Sundays (like 10am) for Bills games.

  2. Good choice of Nino’s, they have great quality pizza.

    I feel like growing up in Orchard Park, we got spoiled on the pizza front. It put the bar pretty high when comparing other pizza joints.

    you should definitely try Great Lakes pizza located on Harlem rd in West Seneca, their prices are great and they are one to contend with the top pizza places in the area

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