Fenway, get ready for some crispy pizzas: Max & Leo's is about two weeks away from opening inside Game On at 82 Landsdowne St.
This new outpost of the original Newton restaurant has been in the works for a few months and has completed construction on the upper level of the Fenway bar, according to an employee reached there Friday. The coal-fired pizza place is awaiting inspections and permits and will likely open just before Christmas. (A location recently opened in Chicago as well.)
Brothers Max and Leo Candidus opened their namesake restaurant in Newton, where they started serving pizzas that were coal-fired for just two minutes at 900 degrees in their special oven.
They'll be bringing these pizzas to Game On, which has posted a revised menu that will be available once Max & Leo's officially opens. The menu includes everything from a basic Margherita pizza to the Leonidas, a while olive oil pizza made with mortadella, capocollo, sopressata, marinated tomatoes, pepperoncini, pickled red onion, mozzarella and provolone cheese, topped with mixed greens and a red wine vinegar drizzle.