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Frank's Pizza

Postby Coyote » Tue Dec 10, 2013 5:26 pm

I had a Stromboli (Sausage, Peppers, Onions, Pepperoni, Mushrooms, Mozzarella Served w/Sauce) at Frank's this afternoon and it was great. You could tell everything was fresh. Joe, the owner (Frank's son) and I talked for quite some time about pizza in Omaha, and his take of neopolitan pizza. He makes his dough two days in advance to make sure everything blends together, and stone cooks his pizza. He talked about other NY Style pizza's and said if he couldn't have his own he would go to Dante's.

Also talked about how Sam and Louie's spun off of Don Carmelo's when they couldn't afford using his name, and that Zio's spun off of Sam and Louie's, so they are basically the same recipes. Joe is a great guy, plays a lot of good golf, so I will have to go back to try their pizza (You can only buy it by the slice until 2:00)

The only down side was that there were only two beers on tap, Peroni and a Blue Moon, and mostly regular bottles.

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Postby bbinks » Wed Dec 11, 2013 6:31 pm

Hasn't Zio's been around longer than Sam & Louies?   Not sure if Zio got their recipe from them or not.  I knew about the Sam & Louies and Don Carmelo's franchise fall out.

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Postby guy4omaha » Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:43 pm

Maybe Don Carmelo's was around a long time before they reached my radar, but it seems to me that Zio's predates don Carmelo's by a decade or more. I am just having a hard time believing Zio's got their recipe from Don Carmelo's. Maybe it's the other way around. Maybe Don Carmelo's split off from Zio's?
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Postby HskrFanMike » Wed Dec 18, 2013 12:20 pm

Zio's dates back nearly 30 years, if I remember correctly.  I don't know when Carmelo's opened, but it was just a hole in a wall just west of Mutual of Omaha in the early 90's.  It didn't start expanding until about 15-20 years ago.  I suspect it's not the same ownership now as it was 20 years ago.
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Postby bbinks » Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:15 pm

guy4omaha wrote:Maybe Don Carmelo's was around a long time before they reached my radar, but it seems to me that Zio's predates don Carmelo's by a decade or more. I am just having a hard time believing Zio's got their recipe from Don Carmelo's. Maybe it's the other way around. Maybe Don Carmelo's split off from Zio's?


My pizza memory puts Zio's first, then Carmelo's, with Sam & Louies the newest as well.

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Postby nativeomahan » Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:08 pm

Zio's has been around forever.  At least 30 years.

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Postby skinzfan23 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 10:21 pm

nativeomahan wrote:Zio's has been around forever.  At least 30 years.

Their first location opened in 1985 at the Beverly Hills Plaza at 79th and Dodge.

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Re: Frank's Pizza

Postby nebport5 » Sat Jan 11, 2014 1:53 pm

On second thought, Frank's is very mediocre. Yes the crust is great, but that's where it stops. Great crust is nothing if you can't execute the rest of the pie consistently, which has been my experience. Pepperoni extremely greasy, way too much cheese that creates a soggy mess. All the toppings shouldn't come off when you tear a piece off. I don't doubt that some have had good pies here, but why chance it on the possibility that the owner has to be around. Why anyone would call such an inconsistent place "the best" is beyond me. Zio's is more consistent than Frank's. Give me Zio's toppings on Frank's crust and we might have something special.


*update*

Gave Frank's another try. This time dining in and it was more worthy of the hype. I'd definitely go back if in the area, but still wouldn't order a pie to go.
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Re: Frank's Pizza

Postby Greg S » Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:25 pm

Looks like they are open or opening very soon (sign is on) at Twin Creek in Bellevue. A former Sam and Louie's location.

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Re: Frank's Pizza

Postby skinzfan23 » Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:26 pm

Greg S wrote:Looks like they are open or opening very soon (sign is on) at Twin Creek in Bellevue. A former Sam and Louie's location.

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I didn't realize that Sam and Louie's closed.

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Re: Frank's Pizza

Postby Padre » Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:12 pm

skinzfan23 wrote:
Greg S wrote:Looks like they are open or opening very soon (sign is on) at Twin Creek in Bellevue. A former Sam and Louie's location.

Greg

I didn't realize that Sam and Louie's closed.


There's only two Sam and Louie's left in Omaha now. If the Sam and Louie's in Bellevue was like the one on Blondo, I'm not surprised. The food is still good, but the service is horrible.

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Re: Frank's Pizza

Postby Omaha Cowboy » Thu Dec 21, 2017 12:43 pm

Padre wrote:
skinzfan23 wrote:
Greg S wrote:Looks like they are open or opening very soon (sign is on) at Twin Creek in Bellevue. A former Sam and Louie's location.

Greg

I didn't realize that Sam and Louie's closed.


There's only two Sam and Louie's left in Omaha now. If the Sam and Louie's in Bellevue was like the one on Blondo, I'm not surprised. The food is still good, but the service is horrible.


I’ve had Sam and Louie’s pizza several times. It’s not bad..but for my taste, only mediocre at best. The crust is about as flavorful as cardboard in my opinion..

Not a surprise that it seems to be phasing it’s way out in the Omaha pizza market...

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Re: Frank's Pizza

Postby bbinks » Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:10 pm

Padre wrote:
skinzfan23 wrote:
Greg S wrote:Looks like they are open or opening very soon (sign is on) at Twin Creek in Bellevue. A former Sam and Louie's location.

Greg

I didn't realize that Sam and Louie's closed.


There's only two Sam and Louie's left in Omaha now. If the Sam and Louie's in Bellevue was like the one on Blondo, I'm not surprised. The food is still good, but the service is horrible.


Blondo went downhill after Joel (?) Left a couple years ago.

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Re: Frank's Pizza

Postby bbinks » Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:22 pm

Omaha Cowboy wrote:
Padre wrote:
skinzfan23 wrote:
Greg S wrote:Looks like they are open or opening very soon (sign is on) at Twin Creek in Bellevue. A former Sam and Louie's location.

Greg

I didn't realize that Sam and Louie's closed.


There's only two Sam and Louie's left in Omaha now. If the Sam and Louie's in Bellevue was like the one on Blondo, I'm not surprised. The food is still good, but the service is horrible.


Looking at their webpage, the number of non Omaha locations seems lower too.

I’ve had Sam and Louie’s pizza several times. It’s not bad..but for my taste, only mediocre at best. The crust is about as flavorful as cardboard in my opinion..

Not a surprise that it seems to be phasing it’s way out in the Omaha pizza market...

Ciao..LiO...Peace


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