Pizzeria expanding to new location
A two-man Manhattan Pie Co. ownership team began serving New York–Style pizza in October 2011, filling orders for sub sandwiches, pizzas, pasta dishes and more from the small restaurant on Park Lane.
But now owners Darryl Meadows and Gary Bergeron said they are moving to a more central location with a state-of-the-art kitchen just up the street on Williams Drive. The new restaurant will have space to host more diners with bonus features like games for the kids, karaoke and alcohol.
“We just feel like at this location, we’ve maxed the potential out. We’re going to turn it into more of a destination spot for Georgetown, especially for families,” Meadows said. “We’re going to broaden the menu a little bit and do some chef specials. We’re getting a beer and wine license, but it’s not going to be a bar; it’s just going to be a complement to what we are doing already.”
Meadows said although the pizzeria at its current location has changed names and ownership over the years, Manhattan Pie Co. is most like the original dream the owner of Brooklyn Pie Co. had about seven years ago. That owner’s son is still the head baker at Manhattan Pie Co.
“My partner and I grew up together in southeast Texas. He was in marketing here for a long time, and I was a chef, and somebody in the community brought this opportunity to us, and we decided to take advantage of it,” Meadows said. “It’s a great product, and I knew that I could make it better quality-wise, and I knew that he could do front-of-house.”
Most of Manhattan Pie Co.’s business comes from catering. For a $2 fee, they’ll deliver anywhere in a 10-mile radius of the restaurant.
Amy Strickland of Lone Star Circle of Care said she regularly feeds work associates at company meetings and chooses Manhattan Pie Co. for menu items like pasta, sub sandwiches, salads, wings and pizza.
“I like the variety, and they are easy to work with,” Strickland said. “I need something nonconventional in a pinch. Sometimes I’m not able to pick up, and they are fabulous about being able to deliver. You give them a time and a place, and they are there.”
Catering on the go
Manhattan Pie Co. offers delivery within a 10-mile radius of the restaurant for a $2 fee. Staff encourage tipping the delivery driver to offset the cost of gas and mileage.
Co-owner Darryl Meadows said with such a small location, delivery and catering brings in most of the business. Offering to bring food to homes and businesses gives the restaurant a competitive advantage and allows more people to taste their food, he said.
Manhattan Pie Co. can deliver any menu item, including pizza, pasta, sub sandwiches, salads, wings, calzones and desserts.
Pizza by the slice
Every morning, the chef tosses a 30-inch pizza to sell by the slice. Meadows said the pizza sauce simmers for up to eight hours and is spread onto a traditional New York–style thin crust. Families can buy a whole 30-inch cheese pizza for $28.
- Small: 10 inches, four slices, $7.95–$14.95
- Medium: 14 inches, eight slices, $11.95–$23.95
- Large: 18 inches, 12 slices, $14.95–$29.45
Coming soon: breakfast, Chef’s Specials and alcohol
Once Manhattan Pie Co. moves locations, Meadows said the eatery will offer a variety of new Chef’s Specials, ranging from $9.99–$10.99.
The restaurant is pursuing a beer and wine license to complement lunch and dinner menu items.
Meadows said after a few months at the new location at 3010 Williams Drive, Ste. 118, Manhattan Pie Co. hopes to add a variety of coffee, pastries and breakfast food in addition to its Italian fare.
Manhattan Pie Co., 3010 Williams Drive, Ste. 118, Old location: 1501 Park Lane, 868-5500, www.manhattanpieco.com
Sun.–Thu. 11 a.m.–9 p.m., Fri.–Sat. 11 a.m.–10 p.m.