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Mancino’s Pizza & Grinders – Hastings

December 29, 2013

  • Mancino's Pizza & Grinders814 W. State Street
  • Hastings, MI 49058
  • (269) 945-9900
  • Website
  • Menu

For a while, it seemed like I was blogging about a different Mancino’s every few weeks.  I was working with a co-worker who really liked the grinders quite a bit.  I wasn’t complaining though.  I like them too.

I haven’t worked with that co-worker in a while, so it has been a while since I’ve stopped at a restaurant with the Mancino’s name on it.

This past week, I was driving through Hastings and I asked the co-worker I was with if I could stop and pick up something to eat.  He said he didn’t care and was able to get some work done while I was picking up a sandwich.

The Hastings location of Mancino’s PIzza & Grinders is on State Street (also M37/43) on the west side of town in the K-Mart shopping center.

Since C.W. wasn’t in the mood to eat, my plan was just to make a stop to pick something up then get back on the road.  At the time, we were supposed to be heading straight back to the office in Grand Rapids, so I wasn’t worried about the drive.  

I didn’t stray from my usual Mancino’s order.  I asked for the 16″ Pizza Grinder.  The cost was a little over $11 and my sandwich took about ten minutes to cook.

My plan didn’t work out quite as I was hoping as we got detoured to another assignment on our way back to Grand Rapids, so the sandwich had to wait a little bit longer than I was anticipating. The smell was driving me nuts, but I knew I couldn’t eat while driving and C.W. was working on something in the passenger seat, so I couldn’t ask him to drive either.

When I finally did get back to the office, I ripped open the paper bag containing the foil wrapped grinder and found….a pretty overdone loaf of bread.  I have eaten at the Mancino’s in Hastings on a couple occasions and have always had delicious sandwiches, but this time, while there was probably more sauce, cheese, and pepperoni than I’ve ever had on a Mancino’s grinder, the bread was a little on the burnt side.  I like it when there some little burnt pieces around the edge of the bread, but on this sandwich, all of the bread was on the dark side.

So, not a great experience at this Mancino’s on this trip, but it happens.  I’ve eaten there in the past and everything came out great, but this time, it just didn’t happen.

Mancino's Pizza & Grinders

Mancino's Pizza & Grinders

16″ Pizza Grinder

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