Samario’s – Tunkhannock

Samario’s Puts another (Pizza) Pin in the Map!

Samario’s in Scranton is a place that I have frequented numerous times in my pizza career. I’ve reviewed their chicago style pizza as well as their square old forge style pizza. Both reviews have been quite good, so my standards were quite high when visiting the new Tunkhannock location in the downtown area next to the Dietrich Theater. The Scranton location offers a fine dining experience as well as a speedy takeout joint, where the Tunkhannock location is more of a takeout place with a few small tables to grab a quick bite – more of a “Samario’s Express” if you will. Upon entering, I had a full view of the kitchen which I always appreciate because I love to see where my food is prepared. I noted that it was impeccably clean and space was used quite efficiently in small space. Kitchen layouts are something that fascinate me, so if I’ve bored you, my apologies!

Anyway, on to the pizza. I decided to order a square 6 cut red pizza, which is really an old forge style pizza. I’ve long believed that Samario’s in Scranton does Old Forge style pizza better than many of the places in the Pizza Capital of the World. I wondered how the Tunkhannock version would stock up. After the order was placed, I noted how courteous the staff was in the kitchen. Everybody seemed to work together well and were really focused on every customer that came in. They got them in and back out in a jiffy. The service I received was no exception. I was helped by 3 different staff members in a remarkable show of …read more