When it comes to NY thin-crust pizza, I’m a huge fan! And while I would occasionally try out Randy’s pizza from time to time, it’s locations never worked for me as a lunch option. But thankfully a career change brought me to RTP and right down the road from Randy’s Pizza off S. Miami Boulevard. And as you can guess, I’ve been there a couple of times in the past year (ok I confess, probably about 20 times!) which means I’ve gotten a pretty good feel for this humble and delicious pizza joint. Dine-in, take-out, lunch combos, pizzas, sandwiches, I’ve put down some serious calories at this place. And I can also tell you that it’s probably one of the best all-round pizza joints in the area, here’s why…
If you pop into Randy’s Pizza around lunch time, you’ll usually find the place slammed! They’ll have the day’s special on a board near the entrance and a U-shaped line snaking around. But don’t be intimidated or turned off, they are pros here and the line moves quickly. Eventually you’ll reach the two-station order area where you put in the order and then pay at the next station. Once that’s done, self-serve your drink and go find your table. They’ll call out your order on the overhead speakers when it’s ready but usually people are doing some sort of pizza slice/salad combo for their meal.
Randy’s RTP specializes in thin-crust NY style pizza and it is really good! The type of slice that’s about as large as your head and has that floppy, foldable crust that’s so delicious. Sauce and cheese coverage is excellent and perfectly balanced. Toppings at Randy’s are generous and of good quality. They use a thin-crumble sausage and spicy pepperoni for starters. If you do the two-slice combo (1-topping and drink for $6.98) I’m pretty sure you’re going to have a snoozy afternoon! I’ve also done their full pies (14″, 16″, 18″ which are equally good and tasty. The sauce used on their pies is quite good with a bit of garlic kick.
And if you’re not up for pizza, how about one of their amazing subs? Choose from deli favorites like at Italian, ham and turkey but I’m partial to their parmesan subs that come in meatball, chicken or veal! They use a perfectly toasted sub roll, sweet marinara and melty cheese on top, it’s really a perfect version of a classic sub! Pretty much any lunches at Randy’s RTP will be under $10 so you also won’t be spending a fortune to make your stomach happy.
And while the food is excellent and the dining area humble, what really stands out at Randy’s RTP for me is their service. Whether I’m on the phone or at the cash register, they’re unfailingly well-trained and polite. But when you do as much volume as they do, you really have to be. I know that the other Randy’s Pizzas in the area are also pretty good but not quite as good as this one. I’m pretty sure this location is run separately given the different websites and advertising used. Given how much I’m at Randy’s RTP, I’m hoping to get to the bottom of THAT story. But all you need to know, hungry diner, is that Randy’s RTP does some of the best and biggest NY pizza in the area. So enjoy it and make the drive even if you don’t work in the RTP like I do!
5311 S Miami Blvd,
Durham, NC 27703
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