Pizza lovers, rejoice! Sal’s Pizza on Oakland and Linnwood, only a short walk from campus, is now open to the public.
Sal’s is a true pizzeria with an aroma of garlic filling the air and a masterful variety of pizza on display. Storeowner Bekim is a native New Yorker from Brooklyn and calls his restaurant “true New York pizza” that’s convenient for college students. Weekend hours extend to 3 a.m.
Not only does Sal’s serve pizza topped with Mac and Cheese, spicy buffalo chicken and what’s called a Godfather (sausage, ham, bacon, pepperoni & mozzarella), it also specializes in calzones, Stromboli, and mouth-watering deserts like deep fried cheesecake.
What sets Sal’s apart from other pizza chains around campus is the food variety and its love for college students — college IDs reward 10% off a full pizza. If pizza lovers can’t down a whole pizza, Sal’s offers pizza-by-the-slice starting at $2 as well as a combo of a slice of pizza, a garlic knot and a large soda for $5.
Bekin warns students to keep an eye out for the “Grand Opening Day,” where the first 10 customers are eligible to have free pizza for a year. This announcement will be posted in Sal’s store windows and in the Shepard Express.