Bellacino’s Pizza & Gridners – Muskegon
Guess who I worked with tonight? I was with the same co-worker who has had an insatiable appetite for Mancino’s. I wasn’t even planning on eating out tonight. I brought my lunch, but as I was doing something else, my co-worker Google’d “grinder” and found Bellacino’s.
Bellacino’s Pizza & Grinders is on Holton Road on the north side of Muskegon not too far from the U.S. 31 interchange. The restaurant is in a small strip mall next to an Eye Care One. While I grew up eating at Mancino’s, I frequented Bellacino’s quite often when I lived in Central Illinois. I never could tell the difference, so I told my co-worker they were the same thing.
She headed straight for the order counter once we got inside. She knew she wanted a pizza grinder, but she is also a fan of the Steak grinders. She got a 4 1/2″ of each plus a cookie and a drink.
I stuck to what I know best. Since I wasn’t super hungry, I got the 9″ pizza grinder. It’s like all the other places that do pizza grinders. Oven baked white bread with pepperoni, marinara sauce, and mozzarella cheese. As far as I’m concerned, it tastes just like Mancino’s. It was delicious and I loved every bite.
My co-worker disagrees a little bit. She said both of her grinders were delicious, but they just weren’t as good as the first time she had Mancino’s up in Stanwood. I sort of think no sandwich will ever be as good as she remembers that sandwich, but I’m game to keep trying.
The main difference I can see between Bellacino’s and Mancino’s is the sizing. While Mancino’s does 4″, 8″, 16″ while Bellacino’s does 4 1/2″, 9″, and 18″.
The price for my sandwich was right around six bucks. I paid cash and it took about ten minutes for my sandwich to be boxed up and handed to me.
I was a little surprised to see a Bellacino’s out where we found this one, but anytime this co-worker wants to stop for grinders, I will gladly stop with her.