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EVERY SATURDAY FROM 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Karaoke is back every Saturday night! Food ends at 12 am but the party goes until 1 am! 21 and over after 10pm. Favorite song to belt not required but highly encouraged.
PizzaYOLO PizzaMaking Class
EVERY THURSDAY FROM 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Our flagship, private, 3-hour class: PizzaYOLO teaches you how to make Vera Pizza Napoletana while sampling a variety of Italian wines. Tickets available online here
We invite you to come and learn the ins and outs of what makes our pizza truly the most unique pizza in Detroit. We teach you how to get that beautiful char-freckled crust and the perfect ratio of cheese saturation and light-airy dough. A true testament to what makes us Vera Pizza Napoletana, our authentic Italian kitchen brings you a little slice of Naples here to Southwest Detroit, and all the way back to your kitchen as you will have the opportunity to take the dough you prepare in class home with you.
Join us, one and all! For a weekend-full of masked fun, pizza and confetti at our Carnevale Fair!
February 25 - 27, 2022
Expect a raffle, FRIED PIZZA, bingo!, a kids crafty workshop, trivia! ... aaand after dark: a fabulous masked DJ dance party (Fri) AND a special edition karaoke/costume contest, feat. very special guest host @rvxmendoza!(Sat)
This is a benefit event for the nonprofit members of our Sospeso Collective! Click here to learn more about it, and help us kick off our March drive to reach 1600 donation pizzas with your generosity!!!!
Free entry, suggested donation towards our Sospeso (pay-it-toward) program.
See the Carnevale Fair facebook event for more details.
At PizzaPlex, 4458 W Vernor Hwy, Detroit 48209
NEAPOLITAN SOSPESO CULTURE IN SOUTHWEST, DETROIT
PizzaPlex is a pizzeria in Southwest Detroit serving authentic Neapolitan pizza - which means our style of pizza has been perfected over hundreds of years. Every pizza is prepared from scratch with only the freshest ingredients, and proudly cooked by hand in a wood-fire oven.
Along with this delicious tradition, PizzaPlex’s mission is to bring quality food at affordable prices for all, and strives to make it free for those who may not be able to afford it - through our Sospeso program. “Sospeso”, Italian for “pending,” is another Neapolitan tradition that PizzaPlex wishes to share with its community. It is a pay-it-forward system in which customers buy “pending” food items for anyone else to claim, no questions asked.
To ramp up this initiative, PizzaPlex has formed the Sospeso Collective, composed so far of 5 member organizations. These are some of Detroit’s most impactful nonprofits doing the work to feed, clothe, house those in need, and help educate Detroit’s youth.
We hereby proudly present our Sospeso Collective members and our commitment to them:
DETROIT FRIENDSHIP HOUSE
CAPUCHIN SOUP KITCHEN
FSP, OPEN DOOR MINISTRY
SOUTH OAKLAND FOOD DEPOT
DOWNTOWN BOXING GYM
To support with a one time donation, just hit the button above, select which organization(s) you wish to support (selecting multiple is highly encouraged!), and add the Sospeso pizzas and pizza kits to your cart! Simply checkout and select “pickup” for any time – or continue shopping for your own personal pizza order and enter your pickup/delivery preference - PizzaPlex will keep tabs of donations and prepare them for the organizations' weekly pre-established times.
Or even better - hit the subscribe button and help us reach our Sospeso pizza goals consistently! Contact email@example.com if you’d like to subscribe to a different amount and/or frequency of donations.
Another great way to help us out - especially if you can’t spare the $$ but wish to support - is by spreading the word to your friends and anyone who you believe would like to support this program - here’s the link
If you have any questions, or if you’d like to discuss larger gifts contact Alessandra at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COMMUNITY, SOSPESO, SUSTAINABILITY
PAST SOSPESO SPONSORSHIP RECIPIENTS
- Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision
- Motor City Street Dance Academy
- Back Alley Bikes
- Congress of Communities
- Girls Rock Detroit
- Bloom BodiesLiving Arts Detroit
- Bikes, Barrels & Books Faireco-D, Unity in our Community Time Bank…and many more!
PIECE OF THE PIE
Our “Piece of the Pie” program is a special deal we are happy to offer to nonprofit organizations. By choosing PizzaPlex for your next event (dine-in or take-out), we will set up a 4-day fundraiser window for you here on pizzaplex.com, and create a digital flyer for you to share with your supporters, who can then easily contribute towards food and drinks for your event.
PizzaPlex will contribute too, by donating 20% of total sales back to your organization! That's your Piece of the Pie.
Click HERE to fill out the Piece of the Pie application.
Our community space is available to hire for your next event! Birthdays, art shows, screenings, reunions, club meetings, anything goes - we’ve even hosted a wedding!
And if you are an entertainer or a creative, we’d love to hear any ideas you may have for collaborations in our space.
If you are planning an event for a nonprofit, make sure you learn about our Piece of the Pie (link it to Piece of the Pie section of website) program to receive special PizzaPlex treatment :)
Email email@example.com with any questions and booking requests.
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COMMUNITY, SOSPESO, SUSTAINABILITY (AND PIZZA)
Founded in 2017 by husband and wife duo, Alessandra Carreon and Drew McUsic, PizzaPlex is Detroit’s first and only pizzeria certified to serve traditional Naples-style pizza, known officially as Vera Pizza Napoletana. Drawing on inspiration from her mom's hometown and where Alessandra spent part of her childhood, the team has quickly garnered recognition as one of the top destinations for pizza in the Motor City.
PizzaPlex is as much a community-oriented social enterprise as it is a pizzeria: the team is passionate about partnering with and supporting various nonprofits across Detroit. PizzaPlex also offers a pay-it-forward pizza program that gives homage to Neapolitan "sospeso" culture. We let customers “buy sospeso,” which literally means to “suspend” your order, and anyone can redeem any pre-purchased “sospeso” item – no questions asked!