Gerry’s Pizzeria – Wilkes-Barre

Gerry’s Pizza has been on my radar for years because of numerous recommendations from the #NEPAnation readers. It’s always a challenge for me to get to Wilkes-Barre because I don’t get down there often, and many times when I do, I’m either working or with a group of people that I can’t drag on one of my pizza crusades. Luckily, I do have the First Lady of NEPA Pizza to drag along on the trip with me and we had a free night to hit up one of the places left on my longstanding hit list! So we loaded up the pizza mobile and headed south. We were there in no time, and when we pulled into the parking lot at about 8:30 pm on a Friday, we noticed the place was slammin’ busy. After parking the car, the First Lady pointed out that they had a Pizza Drive-Thru window that was really cool and a unique feature to the NEPA pizza scene.

We walked in to find that the place was pretty big and had a pick-up area with a few tables that you could dine at and a full dining room on the other side. I love pizzerias where you can see the pizza makers in action, and I had a great view of this fantastic assembly line at work. The pizza makers were working furiously to see one of the most loaded ticket order boards I’ve seen and their process was like poetry in motion. They had special pizza peels for each size of pizza, a person to stretch the dough, a person to apply the sauce, and a person to cheese the pizza. They even had this cool little sauce hose to squirt sauce on the …read more