ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

The Best Pizza in Fishers

Updated on May 18, 2012

Puccini's Smiling Teeth restaurant in Fishers, off 116th and I-69

Puccini's with Chris Pyle-inspired neon in the front windows
Puccini's with Chris Pyle-inspired neon in the front windows
My favorite print by Chris Pyle. This picture is also on their menu and pizza boxes. The face is used for the neon in their front window.
My favorite print by Chris Pyle. This picture is also on their menu and pizza boxes. The face is used for the neon in their front window.
Another of the striking Chris Pyle prints in the restaurant.
Another of the striking Chris Pyle prints in the restaurant.
They make a great cheese pizza!
They make a great cheese pizza!

Okay, let’s face it; pizza has become a staple of the American diet. If you’ve ever watched Little House on the Prairie, you know that wasn’t always the case, but after World War II pizza grew in popularity to the point that nowadays every small town has at least one pizza parlor.

Fishers is no exception. Just along the stretch of 116th Street between Allisonville Road and the on ramp to I-69 there are no less than five pizza restaurants. Puccini’s, a chain that has six locations around the Indianapolis area, has their restaurant located in a strip mall right next to the on-ramp, between a boutique and Starbuck's on the east end of the plaza. Our family discovered it at the Clearwater location back in the early 1990’s and after we moved to Fishers were very happy to learn of the restaurant there. It was on Allisonville but then moved to its current location and has blossomed there.

The décor tends towards the Boho (Bohemian for you non artsy-fartsy types.) Utilitarian booths and tables mix with soft lighting and eye-catching prints from artist Chris Pyle. The prints are pizza/pasta themed with a lot of primary shapes, mostly circles. One of my favorites is of a rotund, balding individual riding an old-style bicycle with the big front wheel. The front wheel is a pizza.

Their pizza is a little different than the other restaurants in the area. It’s not the ersatz thin crust New York style of a lot of them (and as a former New Yorker I sure do miss that pizza!) It’s also not the pan-style of a Pizzeria Uno or Noble Roman’s. It’s just thick enough to be chewy without running the risk of being under baked and doughy. Their toppings are generous and tasty. One staple we get there frequently (due to one son’s breakfast habits) is the standard cheese pizza. They put on a generous amount of cheese but it doesn’t overpower the sauce. Truly a good, basic pizza. And their pepperoni pizza is a thing to behold!

Of their specialty pizza’s, a favorite of our family is their Ultimate Warrior. This comes with sausage, pepperoni, onions, black olives, mushrooms and green peppers. Others that have occupied spots at our table over the years have been the Giacomo (pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms and green peppers,) the Bill (hot Italian sausage, yellow and red bell peppers, thyme, oregano and parsley,) and the Zorba the Pizza (eggplant, spinach, red onions, whole black olives and feta cheese although we usually leave off the eggplant.) Sometimes when I’m feeling adventurous I’ll get a Shrimp Santori (shrimp, sesame chili oil, red onions, sun-dried tomatoes and fresh basil.) You can also get a good calzone and a pretty good Hot Italian sandwich. Mangia!

All in all, I highly recommend the Fishers Puccini’s for a nice dinner and a pleasant atmosphere.

What's your favorite pizza?

What's your favorite pizza?

See results

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)