I stopped by Las Tres Palmas Pizzaria today. This over on 9th Street..hmm.. about 9th and Spruce.. 9th and Kensinton or therabouts. It is in a old C Store. The neighborhood run down, it is near a couple automotive places.
It is pretty much a one man operation.
It’s 4201 E. 9th Street. The Phone to call and order is 816-231-8100.
Man, the Latinos know how to cook and the price surely is right. This was a BIG pizza, a 16″ it is gone now so I can’t measure it! It is $10 for three toppings and cheese. It had a nice, chewy crust with a good flavor. No fennel or herbs in the crust. This crust is VERY fresh. My one tiny desire is some more pizza sauce, but you can specify extra of course if you order. Mexican Pizzarias seem to do this, they are not big on lots of sauce. This dude has invested in a “real” pizza oven, like the ones at say, Fun House. It’s not the small, conveyor belt oven like Hunts Pizza vendors, or Pizza Hut. A 16″ it was just as huge as the picture suggests.
It holds right up with the big boys. I like it better than the Papa Murphy pizzas I make myself, better than Papa John’s or Pizza Hut. It is not quite as good as Minsky’s. It is a LOT better than the pizza that they sell down at Fast Stop. It is darn cheap, so it holds up well to even DiGiorno Pizza that you get at the store. The crust is very fresh. I’d wager he makes himself. It blows away even the best frozen pizzas. It is now my number one spot for pizza, as a matter of fact.
I keep thinking it over. That pizza is pretty darn good! My brother, who is the pickiest eater on earth, gobbled his portion up. Ate it ALL..and usually he picks and fools with it. He is like a little kid, a 58 year old one.
Here is his ingredient list:
- Fresh garlic
- Canadian bacon
- peppers green
- olives black
- italian sausage
- Roma tomatoes
There is probably more than this too. Next I will check his lasagna. He has, of course, Cilantro and other standard Mexican ingredients.
He also has Calzone, Lasagna, Tortas, Burritos, and Tacos. He has specials on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednsday. Monday- 16″ Pizza is $8.99. Tuesday- Calzones $4.89. Wednsday- Lasagna- $3.99.
I will surely return, and what a food fest I am having trying out these little places. If you hit the specials, man it is cheaper and better to what you can make at home. (At least in my case.) The specials are generally Monday, Tuesday, and Wednsday at most of these little places.