Halo Pizzeria serves true-blue artisanal New York-style pizza to Frisco
A new pizzeria has opened in Frisco that does it New York style: Called Halo Pizzeria , it's in a new building at 11220 Panther Creek Pkwy. #400, where it opened in late June with pizza, fun starters, wine, and beer.
Halo is from a quartet of local owners: Adam Warshaw, Ugo Nnodu, Farzad Fatemi, and Julian Ordas all live nearby and wanted to provide an authentic pizzeria in their own neighborhood. Some come with New York and pizza credentials; Ordas, for example, who was born and raised in New York and comes from a restaurant family, including his brother Tony who owns a pizzeria in New York.
At Halo, they craft every element of their pizza, starting with the dough: They use fresh yeast only, and employ cold ferments for at least 24 hours. This is key. Their cheese is made from buffalo milk. Salads, dressings, and desserts are made in-house, and they serve sodas with cane sugar.
Even further: To achieve an authentic taste, they've built a water system they say replicates water from New York, their secret formula and the key to their pizzas.
Pizza options are above the norm, with good ingredients and combinations such as
- The Scott, with a garlic butter base, mozzarella, bacon, spinach, mushrooms, and onions
- The Tadlock with tomato sauce, mozzarella, chorizo, and jalapenos
- The Rockhill with a garlic butter base, mozzarella, chicken, feta cheese, tomato, avocado, and cilantro
- The Sem, with prosciutto, fig jelly, arugula, and balsamic glaze
There are two sizes, 14-inch and 18-inch, and prices range from $18 to $26 for a large pizza with chorizo and Serrano ham.
There's a stellar quartet of salads including Caesar, arugula with goat cheese & pecans, and walnut gorgonzola with mixed greens; and an extensive selection of starters including garlic knots, pepperoni rolls, wings, meatballs marinara, fried cheese puffs, a charcuterie board, and a "chopped Caprese."
During an extended lunch hour from 11 am-4 pm, they offer pizza by the slice, with a lunch special featuring two slices, salad, and a drink for $10 or $11.
Four desserts include a luscious tiramisu and two dessert pizzas: one topped with mascarpone, Nutella, cookie butter, and sugar cookies; and another with Nutella, strawberries, and bananas.
There's wine by the glass and bottle, and prices are reasonable with many bottles under $30.