Ragazzi’s Pizza has become one of our favorite pizza joints in Omaha. The original restaurant is located in Ralston (a suburb of Omaha), next to the Ralston Arena.
The location makes it a natural dining spot before catching a game at the arena. The Ralston Arena is home to the Omaha Lancers juniors hockey team, University of Nebraska at Omaha Mavericks men’s basketball team and the Omaha Beef indoor football franchise. The arena also hosts smaller concerts.
Ragazzi’s opened its first location about three years ago. It has since opened a second spot in northwest Omaha. It’s a great spot to bring a family, with TVs set on sports events and a small arcade for kids.
Ragazzi’s offers a great selection of pizza and pasta. The appetizer list is abundant, too, with choices ranging from cheese bread to wings. I don’t have to have an appetizer when we go out for dinner, but the food here is so good, it’s a must to order something.
The entrée choices are great. You can order a salad, burgers and fries, as well as calzones and pasta. However, they are known for their pizza. And the pizza is delicious!
The pizza menu offers you a great selection. I’m not a mushroom fan (Lisa is, but compromises to no mushrooms), so we usually avoid those pizzas. I’m sure you can order your pie without the ‘shrooms.
The menu offers Ragazzi’s take on a burger with the Americano – ketchup/mustard, hamburger, pickles, onions, tomatoes and cheese.
The Meat locker is full of meat – pepperoni, Italian sausage, Canadian bacon and hamburger.
You can get meatless, as well. The Margherita has Roma tomatoes, fresh basil and provolone cheese.
Our favorite is the Polynesian – sweet Thai chili sauce as the base sauce, topped with Canadian bacon, pineapple, scallions and red peppers. It is sooooooooo good.
Pizzas come in three sizes – 8-inch, 12-inch and 16-inch. The 16-inch will guarantee leftovers if the party is 2-3 people.
The eatery also offers dessert options, with homemade cupcakes.
Ragazzi’s offers a meeting room for free. We’ve used it a couple of times for meetings. Lisa organized a blogger’s seminar in 2014, and the management went out if its way to ensure everyone was happy with their dining experience.
Ragazzi’s believes in giving back to the community. The restaurant has led charity fund-raisers. Nothing was bigger than a fundraiser for the victims of a tornado that ripped apart a small town in northeast Nebraska. “Pizza for Pilger” raised thousands of dollars as Ragazzi’s organized the event with other pizza shops in Omaha.
So, if you’re looking for a great pizza experience, I recommend Ragazzi’s. The prices are reasonable and the food is awesome.
For more information on Ragazzi’s and its menu, please visit www.ragazzi-pizza.com.