Luigi's Pizzeria - Olyphant, PA

Luigi's Pizzeria - Doing Pizza Right in the Mid Valley for Decades

Luigi's Pizzeria in Olyphant serves up a classic and consistent NY Style pizza.
Luigi's Pizzeria in Olyphant has been a fixture downtown for decades and it a place I've visited several times before and enjoyed a classic round NY Style pie every time.  Over the years, readers have told me time and time again that I need to try the "Mid Valley Pizza" which trades the mozzarella for a special cheese blend that is very popular.  In doing this 8 years, I've had to have over 100 different people tell me to get the Mid Valley already...so I teamed up with Pizza Ron to try four different pizzas including the famed Mid Valley.  My records show that my last visit to Luigi's was back in 2012 so I was long overdue for a visit!
The Mid Valley Pizza at Luigi's in Olyphant is topped with a different cheese blend that locals love!
For those who have never been to Luigi's, they are known for their pizza, sandwiches and Italian dishes.  They feature a large dining room, full bar, and even a party room.  The service for me, Ron, and pretty much anyone I've ever spoke to about Luigi's is always courteous and quick.  I'll also say that I've never had a bad meal there.  On this review visit we had the chance to meet the owners, and I must say they are a really wonderful and accommodating family who understands the business and their product.

A look under the soft, light, and crisp bottom of a Luigi's Pizza.
You can see our immediate reactions and full analysis of each pizza in the YouTube Video below, but a few notes on Luigi's Pizza.  The New York Style and Mid Valley style are constructed on top of the same impossibly tender, crisp, and soft crust but taste totally different and even have some texture variations.  

Check out the video to see me and Pizza Ron of We Talk Shirty review all 4 pizzas!

Luigi's pizza sauce is fantastic and the best word I can find for it is vibrant - both in color and flavor.  It's naturally sweet, lightly seasoned, and has an intense tomato flavor that stands out and leads the way for each pie.  I was really impressed with the sauce!
The thick crust Sicilian Pizza at Luigi's Pizza in Olyphant.
We also had the opportunity to try the Sicilian Pizza which featured a pillowy soft thick crust which was crisp on the bottom and sides and cooked through in the middle.  It featured the same tasty sauce and cheese as the New York Style and was easy to eat and delicious.

The Steak and Cheese double crusted pizza at Luigi's Pizza in Olyphant.

Finally, the stuffed steak and cheese pizza was a double-crusted pizza stuffed with a blend of cheeses, seasoned sliced and chopped steak, and fried onions.  There was so much flavor, the steak was really high in quality and seasoned perfectly, and the cheese blend offered some sharpness, some smoothness, and even a little buttery note.  It wasn't greasy at all and wasn't overly filling to eat.


Look inside the cheesesteak pizza!
Overall, this was a very successful visit.  Amid very high expectations, Luigi's absolutely met our every expectation (I don't mean to speak for Pizza Ron, but you can see his reactions above)!  There is a reason that so many people speak highly of Luigi's and I believe we validated the opinions of so many that I've heard over the years.  Go check them out!  Have you had Luigi's Pizza?  Tell me all about it in the comments!

The Ratings

Restaurant: Luigi's Pizzeria
Location: Olyphant, PA
Date: January 2019
Eat In/Take Out: Eat In

Pizza Ordered: Mid Valley Pizza
Price: $11.99
Crust: 7.9
Sauce: 9.1
Cheese: 8.3
Overall Taste: 8.4
Crispy/Cooked Properly: 7.4
Overall Value: 8.2
OVERALL RATING: 8.3
Similar to: Gangi Pizza, Pepper's Pizza, 

Pizza Ordered: NY Style Pizza
Price: $13.58
Crust: 7.9
Sauce: 9.1
Cheese: 7.9
Overall Taste: 8.6
Crispy/Cooked Properly: 7.4
Overall Value: 7.1
OVERALL RATING: 8.0
Similar to: Brick Oven, Dino and Francesco's


Pizza Ordered: Double Crust Steak and Cheese
Price: $15.99
Crust: 7.6
Sauce: N/A
Cheese: 8.2
Overall Taste: 8.3
Crispy/Cooked Properly: 7.5
Overall Value: 7.2
OVERALL RATING: 7.8

Pizza Ordered: Sicilian Pizza
Price: $17.99
Crust: 7.8
Sauce: 9.1
Cheese: 8.2
Overall Taste: 8.3
Crispy/Cooked Properly: 7.5
Overall Value: 7.1
OVERALL RATING: 7.8
Similar to: Rosario's, Angelo's Viewmont, 

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