The Village Pizzeria and Gelato Bar
Union Hall, 720 Franklin Ave.
On Facebook and villagepizzariawaco.com
Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. daily.
Price: $$ (see below)
Alcohol: Full service bar at nearby Watering Hole in Union Hall.
Outside dining: Outdoor patio at Union Hall.
On the menu: Pizza by the slice and full pies, calzone, pasta, salads and gelato bar with eight flavors of gelato.
Good to know: Pizza dough made fresh daily. Customer favorite pizzas include the Mambo Italiano (meatballs). the Village Throwback (pepperoni, Italian sausage, salami, mushrooms, green peppers, olives) and Stella’s (grilled chicken, bacon, spinach, alfredo sauce).
Restaurant origin: Owner Lynsey Castillo, great-granddaughter of Antonio Castillo Sr., whose El Patio restaurant (later renamed Italian Village) served the first pizza in Waco, opened the pizza eatery on Sept. 28.