Part 2 of our TourHendricksCounty.com Pizza Playoffs features details about the remainder of our Round 1 contenders. We really have some juicy matchups.Pizza Playoffs After reading about each pizza maker and perhaps trying a slice, make sure to go to our Pizza Playoffs website to vote and register for our free pizza giveaway. Round 1 voting ends Monday.

1 - Sal’s Famous Pizzeria

  • Established: 1990.
  • Owner: Salvatore Russo.
  • Locations: 1028 E. Main St., Brownsburg, and 350 E. Main St., Plainfield.
  • Phone: (317) 858-8700 (Brownsburg) and (317) 837-8800 (Plainfield).
  • Dining options: Dine-in and Carry-out.
  • Specialty: Various varieties including deep dish and hand-tossed from $8.99 and up.
  • What the owner says sets them apart: “Every recipe that I create with the help of my mother’s inspiration makes Sal’s a distinctive fine-dining place.”
  • What a customer says: “Their homemade sauce and fresh ingredients make it the best pizza around.”
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16 - Pizza Paradise

  • Established: April 2011.
  • Owner: Lynsey Vlasic.
  • Location: 110 Old Farm Road, Danville, but is moving to a new Danville location soon.
  • Phone: (317) 718-1146.
  • Dining options: Dine-in, Carry-out and Delivery.
  • Specialties: Beachside BBQ; Carnivore’s Delight and Category 7.
  • What the owner says sets them apart: “Our fun, family atmosphere will be expanded to include eight televisions to cheer on your favorite sports teams when we move to our new facility in the heart of Danville in the coming days.”
  • What a customer says: “It’s quick, simple and tasty. It’s not greasy or soggy. They have excellent customer service and great prices.”

5 - So Italian!

  • Established: 2006.
  • Owner: Felipe Espay.
  • Location: 515 E. Main St., Brownsburg.
  • Phone: (317) 858-4777.
  • Dining options: Dine-in, Carry-out and Delivery.
  • Specialty: Meatlover stuffed.
  • What the owner says sets them apart: “We make everything homemade, no frozen foods. We use the best ingredients, and it’s all fresh.”
  • What a customer says: “They make everything from scratch. So, anything you order tastes like homemade, which makes for a fresh, delicious pizza.”
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12 - Amo Pizza Shop

  • Established: 1994.
  • Owner: Jason Hargrave.
  • Location: 4964 Pearl St., Amo.
  • Phone: (317) 539-2555.
  • Dining options: Dine-in and Carry-out.
  • Specialty: “Family Special,” which includes a large two-topping pizza and breadsticks for $15.99.
  • What the owner says sets them apart: “We offer four different sizes of pizza with 16 toppings to choose from. Our 16-inch Around the World pizza has 13 toppings and weighs 7 pounds.”
  • What a customer says: “Since the first time I came in 11 years ago, I have never gotten pizza anywhere else.”

3 - Buzz’s Pizza

  • Established: 2010.
  • Owner: Buzz Keltner.
  • Location: 10 S. East St., Plainfield.
  • Phone: (317) 839-2000.
  • Dining options: Carry-out only.
  • Specialties: Pepperoni and Deluxe on thin crust.
  • What the owner says sets them apart: “We make our pizzas like we are the customers. The aroma makes our entire block smell good.”
  • What a customer says: “Buzz will make your pizza your way with the best flavor and a great price, and you can’t beat their crushed pepperoni with lots of cheese.”
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14 - Mediterranean Pizza

  • Owner: Jadranka Golubov
  • Location: 853 N. Green St., Brownsburg.
  • Phone: (317) 858-5888.
  • Dining options: Dine-in, Carry-out and Delivery.
 

7 - PANS Pizza & Sweets

  • Established: 2011.
  • Owners: Randy Redmond and Larry Birch.
  • Location: 1447 E. Main St., Brownsburg.
  • Phone: (317) 858-7568.
  • Dining options: Dine-in, Carry-out  and Delivery.
  • Specialty: “King Pan” on thin crust.
  • What the owner says sets them apart: “Our pizzas are made with fresh and flavorful thin crust. We offer tasty cookies and any size pizza from 12 up to 30 inches.”
  • What a customer says: “The crust and sauce are amazing. I can tell they care about the taste of their pizza.”
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10 - Pittsboro Pizza Shoppe

  • Established: 1990.
  • Owner: Vince Posthauer
  • Location: 13 W. Main St., Pittsboro.
  • Phone: (317) 892-4400.
  • Dining options: Carry-out only.
  • Specialties: Vince’s Special, Deluxe and Supreme.
  • What the owner says sets them apart: “Our customer service. We treat all our customers honestly and fairly.”