Long just a bystander in the eternal debate over the dominance of New York-style versus Chicago-style pizza, the Greater Boston area sat content with its bar pizzas and neighborhood staples, like Santarpio’s in East Boston. But now, another contender enters the ring: Detroit-style pizza has arrived on the North Shore with the opening of Volo Craft Pizza (152 Humphrey St.) in Swampscott, and it’s the first of its kind in the area, as Boston Restaurant Talk reports.
Volo opened last month, and its menu features the distinct style of pizza that bears a resemblance to Sicilian-style with some crossover with Chicago-style. The markings of a Detroit-style slice include a square shape, a thicker crust with a bit of chew just below the toppings, and plenty of cheese, which is nestled under the sauce.
There are two kinds of Detroit-style pizzas available at Volo, cheese and pepperoni, along with a hefty list of round, non-Detroit-style pizzas topped with everything from eggplant to salami, pork fennel sausage, and smoked jalapeños. There are also salads, pasta dishes, sandwiches, and two desserts.
The Paone family, which runs Volo Craft Pizza, previously operated Romano’s Restaurant in Marblehead from 1986 to 2015. Their new venture, a town over from the previous restaurant, operates Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
• Volo Craft Pizza Opens in Swampscott; Offers Detroit-Style Pizza [BRT]
• Volo Craft Pizza [Official Site]