By Todd Barron @ FoodieCuisine.com
Grady’s Pizza has been in Little Rock since 1981 and has some of the best sandwiches (grinders) and pizza around. They are located off of 12th street and are easily accessible from Interstate 430.
Grady’s has a wide variety of pizzas, calzones, sandwiches, soups, salads, and even pasta. They have specialty sandwiches such as the Grady’s Grinder ($6.75) (ham, salami, roast beef, turkey) and the Grady’s Italian ($6.75) (ham, turkey, pepperoni, bell peppers, onions, lettuce, tomatoes, Italian dressing, and pizza sauce.)
I wanted pizza last weekend and hadn’t been in Grady’s in over a year. I don’t know why I waited so long but you can bet I won’t wait as long next time. Anyway, we ordered the Supreme 18″ Pizza ($18.99) to go and were told it would be ready in 25 minutes. I showed up on time and it was ready to go as promised. They had some homemade St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake ($2.50 per slice) on sale at the counter that looked amazing but I passed it up given the expected calorie load. Pizza isn’t good for the calorie count either but the cake would have put it over the top. Needless to say, next time I want some of the cake!
After 15 very long minutes of smelling the pizza in the car, we pulled into the driveway and proceeded to take it inside for dinner. We had to re-heat it for 30 seconds as the winter cold had cooled it too much for our liking but that is not a fault of Grady’s. It’s actually a testament to them as the pizza held up well under the microwaving. Many pizzas don’t do so well when microwaved and this characteristic of Grady’s gives them points in my book.
The supreme comes with beef, sausage, pepperoni, ham, black olives, red onions, fresh mushroom, and green bell peppers and was piled high with fresh ingredients. The ham appeared to be shredded and had a very good texture and taste to it. The vegetables all appeared to have been recently cut and the entire pizza had a wonderfully fresh taste to it. The sauce has the right amount of spice in it and the red pepper flakes I added accented it well. I really liked the thinly cut onions (instead of cubed) and the way the ham was cut added a special dimension not found in most pizzas.
Overall the pizza was wonderful and I’ll be back sooner than later. Their pizza is in the American style of pizza (loaded with toppings) and is really good.
6801 W 12th St Ste C
Little Rock, AR 72204
Monday – Wednesday
11am – 9:00pm
Thursday – Saturday
11am – 9:30pm
11am – 8pm