Food Porn: LT’s Pizza and Subs

Ever since my Mom moved to West Seneca a few months ago we have been slowing trying out the restaurants in the area.  Growing up in Orchard Park, our go-to pizza place was Rix (Ricotta’s) and she’s been trying to find a new go-to pizza place in West Seneca.  After some trial and error she decided that LT’s Pizza and Subs would be her default pizzeria.  The only problem is that my Mom loves to get the pizza well-done with light sauce, so when I told her I wanted to write up a Food Porn article about the place we ordered two pizzas, one to her liking and another just regular.

The results were mixed but mostly disappointing.  The general consensus from my Mom and brother (both of whom had eaten there before) was that we had caught them on an off night.  For this particular meal we only tried their Pizza, Chicken Wings and Chicken Fingers.  LT’s is perhaps best known primarily for their subs, which are made using freshly baked subs rolls (very similiar to Wegmans or DiBellas).  We didn’t order any subs this night but I have tried them in the past and have generally enjoyed what they offer.

Quick Info:

  • Restaurant Type: Casual
  • Cuisine: Pizza
  • Location: West Seneca
  • Prices: Pizza $12 (Large), Wings $7 (S) $12 (D), Fingers $8 (S)

When you walk into the restaurant you’ll see a long counter where you can place an order and then seat yourself at one of their tables in the dining area.  The place has several really large big screen TV’s.  Behind the counter and above the kitchen you’ll see three TVs put together that display their menu.  I’m not exactly sure how the management/ownership works but there is also an LT’s in the Dash’s Market on Main St. in Clarence which offers a near identical menu and I’ve heard their subs are just as good.

As soon as we opened the pizza boxes we knew there had to have been a mix up.  There was supposed to be one well-done light sauce pizza and one normal pizza.  When we opened the box we found a slightly well-done pizza with a large amount of sauce and another pie that was not well done and had virtually no sauce.  The lesser cooked/no sauce pizza was pretty rough and everyone ended up staying away from that.  The well-done pizza was OK but after my first slice I was not in a hurry to get seconds.  In my opinion, they put too much cheese on their pizza but the sauce actually had a nice sweet flavor and I’m a sucker for those smaller pepperoni’s.  I have some faith that if prepared correctly their pizza probably is better than what we happened to get that night, but in terms of places to order pizza in West Seneca, this doesn’t even come close to Nino’s.

The Chicken Fingers (above) were pretty damn big, pounded really flat and had a thick layer of breading.  Unfortunately, hey were a bit undercooked and soggy.   Additionally, we ordered them plain with sauce on the side and they forgot the sauce.  Their Chicken Wings (pictured in gallery) were medium sized and slightly overcooked.  On top of that they were fairly dry (even with a medium sauce) and you could probably eat a whole order without grabbing for a napkin.  Not impressive at all.

I probably won’t be ordering any Chicken Fingers or Wings in the near future, and while I haven’t completely written off their pizza, I doubt I’d try it again.   If I ever found myself ordering food from LT’s again I’d probably just stick to their subs.

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7 thoughts on “Food Porn: LT’s Pizza and Subs

  1. Jake

    If your mom hasn’t tried it yet, I would highly recommend Fetta Di Cielo’s on Center in the same plaza as Eileen’s Bakery.

  2. I’m fairly certain that Rick Schmidt owns both locations and splits his time between the two. Their pizza sub is awesome, if you’re into the gooey, cheesy-saucy mess kind of pizza sub — and it’s usually my go-to. Haven’t tried enough else to get a good feel for the restaurant. Thanks for the review, Donnie!

  3. Victoria

    A place I used to work at ordered from LTs almost every day, I would say our orders were wrong nearly 30%-40% of the time.

    We tried ordering from Fetta di Cielo’s all the time but they would answer the phone when they felt like it.

    My favorite pizza place in West Seneca (anywhere, actually) is Picasso’s. You should definitely try it, the pizza and subs are fantastic. I have to get pizza there any time I come home from college (and I’m craving it like crazy right now. Oy).

  4. Don Burtless

    Jake – thanks for the tip, I’ll make sure we order it next time we are looking for pizza.

    Ben – I do enjoy a good pizza sub every now and then, I’ll have to check it out.

    Victoria – I have some fond memories of Picasso’s when I was growing up, my cousin lived down the street and my aunt was a waitress there. Their fried dough was always great. I definitely need to go back.

  5. Fetta di Cielo has great steak hogies… however the guy is an asshole. Imperial delivers into West Seneca, I’m not sure where your Mom lives but they go deep. South Buffalo is also getting a Brick Oven/Italian Deli courtesy for Charlie Goodspeed (Dino’s predecessor at Charlie O’Brian’s), it’ll be at the corner of Abbott and Narragansett where Reilly’s used to be.

  6. Jake

    Looks like I spoke too soon on Fetta di Cielo. They closed up shop last week. Place is empty, lights are off. Looks like the guys attitude finally caught up with him. He was pretty miserable, but the food was fantastic. Oh well. Another one bites the dust.

  7. Melissa

    I’ve ordered from LT’s a few times and always got the same thing – their chicken finger pizza. I remember it being very tasty.

    Me and my husband moved to Hamburg a few months ago and have been looking for a good pizza place and tried Ninos off your suggestion in this post (the location in the village). We weren’t disappointed! Very good pizza and amazing wings. I think we’ve found our go to pizza place now.

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