Santora’s Pizza Pub and Grill has two locations in Amherst – 1402 Millersport Hwy. at Flint Rd. (near UB’s North Campus) and 7566 Transit Rd. (across from the Eastern Hills Mall). Both restaurants have dozens of beers on tap, daily Happy Hour from 4 to 7 p.m. and lots of televisions for the sports fans in the area. They also both have great food.
In two recent trips to Santora’s, the one constant was the fresh cut French fries – just like my mom makes! For a relatively small price, you get a big basket of fries – you can also get them with cheese or cheese, bacon and chives.
Out for apps one night with my cousin, we also got the Buffalo bread stix – 12” pizza dough topped with medium wing sauce, romano cheese and spices. It had just the right amount of sauce for some heat, and was a great alternative to their Cheesy bread stix and their Dough Knots – both of which are also very good.
Mom and I visited for a pizza one night (took some home for Dad as well) – a great thick, doughy crust with lots of cheese and perfect pepperoni (for me, that’s the kind that stays flat). I have also gotten the Chicken Parmigiana and Pizza subs in the past, as well as the baked penne – all three were great as well. The only thing I haven’t been overly pleased with were the boneless wings – the first time we ordered them, they came grilled (we didn’t order them that way) and the second time (not grilled) they were on the tough side.
For a full menu and other specials, visit their website, www.santoras.com.