Why Pizza with Fresh Ingredients Tastes Better

Nothing beats a piping hot pizza baked with the freshest of ingredients.  Yes, sure, we all enjoy the quick frozen pizzas that we pop into the oven when life gets too hectic and we don’t have time to cook.  But when you decide to craft your own pizza at home or visit your local pizza shop, you want to make sure that you are enjoying ingredients that are fresh and not overly processed.  At Bado’s Pizza Grill & Ale House, in Mt. Lebanon, PA, the presence of freshness cannot be denied.

The Key Ingredientsfresh pizza in pittsburgh

Being able to smell, taste and appreciate all of the ingredients of a pizza makes your pizza experience all the greater.  Better ingredients call for a better, more delicious pizza.  When choosing your pizza, consider the following:

Crust:  You must start with fresh, unrefined homemade pizza dough.  Hand tossed crust made from scratch is a clear winner over store-bought pizza dough. Bado’s offers three pizza crust styles that help to highlight their pizza dough that is homemade and handmade each morning! – New York Thin Crust, Regular Style Light & Fluffy Crust, and a Sicilian Deep Dish Crust. 

Sauce:  To experience the true flavor of a good pizza sauce, it must be made with fresh, quality ingredients, nothing canned or stale.  Perfectly ripe, home grown tomatoes with fresh Italian herbs and spices will leave your mouth watering for more.  You will immediately smell the difference in aroma from freshly picked herbs to dried oregano or basil purchased in a bottle at the store. This is why Bado’s has a unique tomato and herb blend that is used in their family’s pizza sauce recipe. 

Cheese:  Whether it’s Mozzarella or Romano, cheese should be freshly shredded prior to making pizza.  Packaged store-bought shredded cheese contains more additives and tastes less creamy and rich.  At Bado’s, all of their cheeses are purchased in blocks and hand shredded, over 500 lbs a week!   They also use a one of a kind blend of cheese to top all of their pizzas giving them their own taste.

Toppings:  Using in-season, perfectly ripe vegetables (and fruit, if you prefer) not only intensifies the flavor of your toppings, but will help increase the amount of vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants you consume.  Fresh and healthy…what’s not to love!  To help cover everyone’s tastes, Bado’s offers over 40+ options for pizza toppings!


Appreciate the Taste of Authentic Italian Pizza at Bado’s Pizza Grill & Ale House

At family-owned (and -operated) Bado’s Pizza Grill & Ale House in Mt. Lebanon, you will experience unique flavors of Italian pies created by Frank Badolato and passed down by Grandpap Leopold.  Every pizza is made with the freshest of ingredients… from the sauce made with tomatoes homegrown in the USA to the Italian cheeses imported locally.  You will not only find your pizza to be unique in flavor, but possibly the best homemade pizza you’ve ever tasted.   To check out our daily specials and menu items, please visit Bado’s Pizza Grill & Ale House online or call 412-563-5300.