Zaleski Bros Pizzeria and Grill – Scranton

Zaleski’s: More than Just Wings – Expanding Into Pizza!

For more than 2 decades, Zaleski’s Clubhouse has served incredible wings on Beech Street in Scranton, but recently I had been hearing that they had been expanding into the pizza world and opening a new location near the Scranton High School in the Riverfront Sports Complex. I’d reviewed other pizzerias in this location before, but was excited to see Zaleski’s spin on pizza. I hopped in the pizza mobile and headed down. Upon entering, I noticed that they gave the place a face lift with a modern interior and long table/booth seating which would be great for large groups after little league games or other team events. The kitchen is wide open for viewing, which I always appreciate. I noticed two things: first, their kitchen is very clean; and second they are using a conveyor oven to cook pizza.

I took a seat and received prompt and courteous service from the friendly waitress. I decided to order a personal 12″ pizza and an order of medium wing bites. The 12″ pizza was priced at $7.50, while the boneless wings cost $8.50. The pizza was on my table in minutes, probably because conveyor ovens are typically more efficient at cooking a pizza. That being said, conveyor are not my favorite means of cooking a pizza as they usually lack crispness and don’t provide enough time to bring out all the flavors and textures in the crust. Zaleski Bros, however did a nice job with the ovens by creating a recipe that works superbly well with the oven. They packed big flavor into the cheese with a satisfying saltiness and a very vibrant, chunky, and savory sweet sauce.

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