It’s hard to screw up pizza. I’ve been a pizza lover since I was a little kid, so unless it’s a very strange pizza I’m likely going to enjoy it. Walking up to Arno Pizza I wasn’t sure what to expect, but thought it’d at least be decent.
There’s nothing special about the atmosphere at Arno, but that means nothing to me. Some of the best food is at places with a very casual atmosphere. It’s located in a strip shopping center on Bardstown Road. We went in and it’s a reasonable sized place with about 6-8 tables. There’s a counter to order your food and friendly service. One good thing to note is that they have a health score of 100%. According to the owner they have had a 100% health score every year they’ve been open except the year after they moved locations and forgot about a back closet and scored a 98%.
As I said, it’s hard to screw up a good pizza. Arno made a solid pizza, but it wasn’t anything memorable. We ordered the Cheesy Bread and Meat Lover’s pizza. The Cheesy Bread was a thin handtossed and has cheese bread very reminiscent of Papa John’s. Nothing special. The Meat Lover’s pizza was good. The pizza is traditional hand tossed. It had a nice ratio of sauce, toppings and cheese. I liked everything about it, but I wasn’t particularly thrilled with any part of it either.
Nothing stood out and nothing was good enough to make me want to come back. It’s a solid but very ordinary pizza joint. Prices are very reasonable. It was $32 for a large pizza, cheesy bread and three soft drinks to feed four adults. I likely won’t go back, but I won’t discourage anybody from going there either.