Lonesomeâ€™s Pizza (Old Town/Delivery/Take-Out)
350 West Burnside (at Dante’s)
Portland, OR 97209
Delivery Area Map
Ph: Eastside 503-234-0114/Westside 503-274-9570
Hours: Su-Wed 11 a.m. to 3 a.m.; Th-Sat 11 a.m. to 4 a.m.
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Lunch Money: $$$
Whenever Iâ€™m having a particularly bad day, and I canâ€™t even fathom the thought of eating on my nervous/upset stomach, who do I call? Well, I should probably call my therapist, but thatâ€™d be a $150 bill, so I call Lonesomeâ€™s Pizza instead.
Ok, okâ€¦itâ€™s not just bad days that have me ringing up Lonesomeâ€™s. Theyâ€™re my go-to mini pizza party for celebrating a Here Comes Honey Boo Boo marathon or satisfying that insatiable, emotional PMS craving or finding an unexpected $20 in the dryer or, really, any reason works for me.
You might be thinking: â€˜Iâ€™ve never heard of Lonesomeâ€™s Pizzaâ€¦how can it be any better than the hundreds of other â€˜za joints in this town?â€™
How? They just are.
There is one slight issue. Lonesomeâ€™s is take-out or delivery only and the delivery area is limited, so be sure to check HERE to make sure youâ€™re in their delivery zone. If not, you might have to start making plans to move. (Iâ€™m only in by about a block, and Iâ€™m forever grateful for that.)
Lucky for everyone who lives and/or works in the Lonesomeâ€™s delivery area, they are NOW open for lunch. This is the best news ever! [Note: In my personal opinion.]
Not only do they dish out probably the most unique pies with the craziest names around, but they also serve up art and music. Every pizza box introduces you to an artist or musician, and the large pizza boxes include a complimentary CD. Broaden your artistic horizons while you chow downâ€”Pizza Hut and Dominos certainly donâ€™t offer that!
OK, now on to the food. Thereâ€™s a reason I would order from Lonesomeâ€™s every night if my wallet and waistline allowed itâ€”the pizza is damn good!
Personally, Iâ€™m addicted to the John Stamos vs. the entire Comanche nation (yes, I warned you about the names)â€¦or more simply: the #11. Itâ€™s an Alfredo base topped with mozzarella, bacon, artichokes and parsley. I typically add prosciutto as well. To. Die. For. (Or to die from. The menu states itâ€™s â€œa happy heart attack.â€)
Other household faves include:
#14: Lando Calrissian vs. that tank from Tiananmen Square, which is the Alfredo base topped with mozzarella, chicken and broccoli.
#5: Hasselhoff vs. Velcro headboard restraints, which is a white pie with ricotta, mozzarella, walnuts, bacon, rosemary and potato slices.
#13: Tesla the inventor vs. Dokken the band, which is a Lonesomeâ€™s original consisting of Ethiopian spiced red sauce, braised lamb and goat cheese.
[Another Note: Iâ€™m currently drooling as I write these descriptions.]
Prices for the 17â€ specialty pizzas are currently $19 to $24, and they are HUGE! Smaller versions of the pies (10â€) are $9 each (and the perfect size for lunch). You can also custom build your own pizza, with toppings including â€œunicorn ballsâ€â€”Iâ€™m not sure if thatâ€™s considered a meat or a veggie topping.
As if pizza werenâ€™t enough, Lonesomeâ€™s offers up some hefty sides as well. And by hefty, I mean holy-shit huge! The â€œwingsâ€ are actually chicken drumsticks doused in your sauce of choice. The breadsticks are equally indulgent. You can also order salads and sandwiches.
And, because this is Portland, there are plenty of veggie, vegan and G-Free options.
Overall, I love Lonesomeâ€™s Pizza. Itâ€™s just soooooo good. If youâ€™re lucky enough to live in the delivery area (or willing to pick up take-out), give it a try. You can thank me later.
NOW open for lunch!!!!
Unique Portland business
Great art and music offerings with each pizza
Massive drumstick â€œwingsâ€
Limited delivery area
Iâ€™d get really fat if I ordered from them every day