The third and final stop in our Pittsburgh Square Pizza tour was another well known pizzeria called “Police Station Pizza” in Ambridge, PA. I learned that the real name is Pizza House, but no one calls it that. We almost didn’t make it in time to order as we arrived 10 minutes from closing time.
We were greeted by a friendly employee who asked us how many slices we wanted. You don’t have to tell them what kind you want because they don’t add toppings until the slices are ready. In fact, they only bake the pizza with sauce and cheese. Since we ordered pepperoni and mushrooms, they were piled onto our slices right before they closed the lid on the carry out box! A man next to me ordered extra cheese and was asked if he wanted that “melted”. This is because many people ask for uncooked shredded mozzarella to be added to the top of their pie after it comes out of the oven.
While I waited for the slices to cook, I asked if I could take a few photos. The gang at Police Station were great sports and actually came together for a group photo by the counter. They all said “pizza” and I snapped my favorite shot of the night.
Once our order was up, we headed for the van to eat our pizza before midnight. I must say that this was an outstanding pizza. The flavor of the sauce went perfect with the firm but tender crust and quality toppings. The fact that the toppings were uncooked didn’t bother me at all. The only negative thing about Police Station pizza is that it is about 5 hours from my home town! What a great ending to a perfect pizza night.
Stay tuned here at pizzamaniac.com for some square pizza as I try to imitate some of the inspiring shops I visited tonight!
Visit the Pizza House (aka Police Station Pizza)
1007 Merchant St
Ambridge, PA 15003-2329
Phone: (724) 266-3904
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