Pizza Barbone is now offering an impressive discount to Sturgis East students and faculty. They have generously discounted their wildly popular 8” pizzas from 10 dollars to 5 dollars for takeout only, and are giving faculty 15% off all items during school hours. When I heard this I just had to know more. The restaurant is just a brief walk from Sturgis in between Rendezvous Cafe and Little Miss Cupcape. They are located at 390 Main Street in Hyannis. They also have an entrance in the Annex parking lot behind Puritans.
Walking in I was immediately greeted, and pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere which the owner Ali O’toole describes as “chic and refined”. From my experience, that is an apt description. From Ali I learned about the unique methods that Pizza Barbone uses to give their customer the freshest, healthiest, and tastiest pizza. After honing their skills at local farmers markets and festivals for several years, Pizza Barbone established a permanent location in 2012. Displayed proudly behind the counter is the jewel of the operation: their wood burning oven. This oven was handcrafted out of rock from Mt. Vesuvius in Italy. It cooks their pizzas at over 1000 degrees. This uses no gas or electricity which is consistent with their efforts to be as eco-friendly as possible.
Besides their unique cooking method, they also have very distinct and delicious ingredient. They import an ultra fine flour from Italy to make their doughs, and many of their vegetables are grown in a rooftop garden. You can be sure that you are eating the freshest food around.
Giving a hefty discount on pizza is not the only way Pizza Barbone is helping local students. Last year they began giving scholarships to 3 local students. Sturgis graduate Liam Prendergast received the scholarship last year. Pizza Barbone hopes that other restaurants and small businesses will follow their example of giving back to the community and supporting local education.
Students can seize the opportunity for takeout from Pizza Barbone. If you are looking for a tasty, fresh, and cheap lunch look no further than Pizza Barbone, located at 390 Main Street.