By Todd Barron @ FoodieCuisine.com
U.S. Pizza company has been in Arkansas since 1972 when Judy Waller opened their first store in Levy. They serve huge chefs salads, sandwiches, and of course, pizza. The pizza has a thin crust and is made “American” style with a lot of toppings, cheese, and a medium amount of sauce. The sauce has plenty of herbs in it and is much better than the style you find at chain restaurants.
U.S. Pizza has had its ups and downs in the restaurant world around Arkansas, with some stores serving outstanding food (Levy) while others have suffered from poor customer service (Maumelle.) Such is to be expected when you run a multi-restaurant business though and luckily, the one I go to the most, also is the best (the Levy location.)
The Levy location has a single large room to sit in with many tables to choose from, seating anywhere from two people to a dozen or more (if you combine tables.) They have a large hand-painted mural on the wall which is fun to look at and matches the decorations well.
The Chefs Salads are huge, and by huge, I mean really really big. They are based on chopped ice-cold lettuce, with mounds of cheese, meat, mushrooms, and vegetables on top. I have tried to recreate them at home but they never turn out quite the same. If you are looking for a good salad, I suggest giving the turkey or ham salad a try. Be prepared to share it with someone if you are not making a meal of it.
For this visit I ordered a Supreme Pizza with the addition of green olives. The supreme comes with beef, sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, bell peppers, onions, cheese, and sauce. I like the saltiness of the green olives and always order them along with the base topings. The pizza takes time to cook since its fresh but the wait was worth the results.
My pizza was large enough for a few people, had a lot of toppings, and not too much sauce. I let it cool for a few minutes and dug in. Each slice has the full range of toppings and the sauce is spicy, yet not too hot. Everything is in perfect proportion for an American style pizza and I am not disappointed in the least.
I recommend trying out the Levy location of U.S. Pizza if you want a large salad or thin crust pizza. You will be glad you did.