Poll: Which Pizza Place Will Get Your Business?

Pizza Luce is coming to town, bringing friendly competition to our beloved Fireside and Broadway restaurants.

People are buzzing with the news that Pizza Luce will open a restaurant in the old Bridgeman's spot in Richfield.

According to 55423.info, Chief Executive Officer J.J. Haywood said the company plans to soon complete construction, then hire in the spring. Richfield will be the seventh Pizza Luce outlet.

"Richfield for us is a great location," Haywood said at a Penn Central of Richfield neighborhood meeting. "We like urban areas, and Richfield as a first-ring suburb fits us very well. We like that urban feel, and we like old buildings."

As a Richfield native, I was raised on heavenly  (a large, extra sausage is my favorite). To keep it interesting, Ma and Pops would even throw in a pie from time to time. However, I admit I've indulged in a Pizza Luce mashed potato pizza.

Being a gal who is loyal to the long-time Richfield businesses, I have to ask:

Which pizza place will most often get your business? Take the poll below and give a shout to your favorite pizza house in the comments section. Also, show some love (or other sentiments) to any of the pizza houses linked above by rating them in our directory.

Tom Carothers January 27, 2012 at 06:42 PM
I would like to publicly thank Caitlin for introducing me to Fireside Pizza by scheduling a work meeting there back during Patch's infancy. Had driven by it for years, never gone in... Oy, what I had deprived myself of for all that time!
Jake Rappe January 27, 2012 at 09:09 PM
As far as I'm concerned, it all begins and ends with Broadway. If there's a better pizza out there, I haven't found it. But, let's face it, when it comes to pizza, it's really hard to get it wrong.
Jennifer Herdmann McLaughlin January 27, 2012 at 11:22 PM
Pizza Luce has GF pizza and some other yummy GF items on the menu....since my son has Celiac my vote goes to them :)
Caitlin Burgess (Editor) January 28, 2012 at 02:51 PM
Oh, Tom. It was my pleasure!
Caitlin Burgess (Editor) January 28, 2012 at 02:52 PM
Oh, it can be done wrong. Who out there has had a disappointing pizza experience? (My hand is raised!)
Caitlin Burgess (Editor) January 28, 2012 at 02:54 PM
I didn't realize that Pizza Luce had gluten free options, Jennifer. That is definitely a huge plus these days. What's your son's favorite?
Jennifer Herdmann McLaughlin January 28, 2012 at 03:04 PM
Yes, it's a huge plus. My son is 9 and he loves ANY kind of pizza...the more toppings the better :) They also have GF stuffed shells with rolls...so good!
Caitlin Burgess (Editor) January 28, 2012 at 08:34 PM
Good to know! Getting hungry again!
Cara Johnson-Blystone January 28, 2012 at 08:44 PM
Frankly my love for a good pie can handle more options. Fireside holds lots of memories in my family. I've never had a bad pizza or service from them. Looks like I'll be wanting pizza tonight. LOL
Caitlin Burgess (Editor) January 28, 2012 at 08:58 PM
Yes! Pizza tonight!
Brie Shultz January 28, 2012 at 09:07 PM
Hey, why didn't Divannis get on this poll? They are great too! I'm really excited for Pizza Luce. That is a huge win for Richfield. Each of the pizza restaurants in Richfield offer a different atmosphere and different pizza taste (I like them all), so I think each one will have their own niche.
Caitlin Burgess (Editor) January 29, 2012 at 06:22 AM
Hey Brie. I just went with Fireside and Broadway since they've been around town a bit longer. I am definitely a fan of Davanni's too. My favorite is a sausage and pepperoni calzone! (with extra marinara, of course!) What's your favorite thing there?
Diane Lovich January 30, 2012 at 06:29 PM
Broadway Pizza is THE BEST pizza in Richfield. They are active community members as well. They should be first on anyone's list.( Pizza Luce isn't even here yet.)
Diane Lovich January 30, 2012 at 06:37 PM
How about posting a picture of Broadway Pizza on the front page too (to be fair?)
Sheridan Hills January 30, 2012 at 07:09 PM
Broadway Pizza is very good. Davanni's is very good. But Pizza Luce is a significant step up. They really nail it. Fireside is completely forgettable.
Caitlin Burgess (Editor) January 30, 2012 at 07:38 PM
Hey there Diane, I added a photo of Broadway up top. Unfortunately, I can't get both the photos to feature at once, but nonetheless, it's there! Thanks for weighing in!
John C. January 31, 2012 at 05:33 AM
I am surprised the site has waited this long for redevelopment, given its prime location near the highway interchange.
Caitlin Burgess (Editor) January 31, 2012 at 04:46 PM
Yes. I find that interesting too, however it looks like some major work needs to be done on the interior of the restaurant. After being one thing for so many years, and then vacant for more, I'm sure it was a daunting task for most small businesses owners. Pizza Luce is a successful business and I think they have the money and the brand recognition to make it work.
Dani D. April 14, 2012 at 08:30 PM
Pizza Luce is going to blow the burbs' minds by far! I love Broadway, but it is not even on the same level, it is PURE grease, which hey, isn't bad sometimes. Fireside is good but I've had pizza like it at so many other places. Luce has fresh, exciting ingredients, and with gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options they are more than a cut above the rest! This is going to be the new spot!
Joe Sundberg April 27, 2012 at 04:51 PM
Does anyone know if the new Pizza Luce will have weekend-brunch --- like the Downtown, Hopkins and St. Paul locations, do ?!?
Caitlin Burgess (Editor) April 27, 2012 at 05:26 PM
I don't know for sure, but I would assume the format would follow that of it's other restaurants. At least I hope so, Richfield doesn't really have anything for brunch. What do they usually serve?
Joe Sundberg April 30, 2012 at 01:14 PM
here is their brunch-menu. the food is great - and they have a bloody-mary bar as well - except in St. Paul. http://pizzaluce.com/menu/brunch/
Joe Sundberg April 30, 2012 at 01:27 PM
as an addition - the one on 32nd and Lyndale does NOT have brunch - nor does the "Seward" location. that's why I was asking about the new place.
Caitlin Burgess (Editor) April 30, 2012 at 01:58 PM
OK. I'll see if I can get any info on it!
Caitlin Burgess (Editor) May 01, 2012 at 02:09 PM
Affirmative. The Richfield location will have weekend brunch!
Joe Sundberg May 08, 2012 at 05:15 PM
thank you, Caitlin !! I too, got this reply from Pizza Luce management : "Yes we will have weekend brunch at our new Richfield location complete with a bloody bar. We are looking to open in mid/late July"
Caitlin Burgess (Editor) May 08, 2012 at 06:01 PM
No problem! This is exciting. I don't believe there is another restaurant in Richfield that offers brunch. However, I know that Fireside started to offer breakfast on Saturday and Sundays. But ... that is far different from brunch. I mean, it's brunch!
Mike E May 13, 2012 at 08:56 PM
Man, I am looking forward to July!
MJ May 15, 2012 at 02:13 PM
Punch Pizza would do SO well at Cedar Point Commons. In the meantime, I cannot wait for Pizza Luce to open up. I hope they will have a nice patio.
Caitlin Burgess (Editor) June 05, 2012 at 03:32 AM
I'm just happy that building is finally getting used! Having a Pizza Luce is an equally awesome bonus.


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