Daryl and Darian Kissner opened the doors to Windsor’s latest pizzeria April 10th, unleashing a new flavour to this city’s pizza palate.
Though they use the traditional shredded pepperoni known around these parts, the Homeslice Pizzeria pies certainly stand out among the more traditional options. The brothers took more of a New York style approach. Where most shops use all-purpose flour, Darian—the man behind the recipe—has a more unique type.
“It’s a secret, the way we do it, I guess,” he said, while sweeping up behind the counter inside one of the newest Erie Street shops.
Having new businesses opening in the area illustrates the growing vibrancy of the neighbourhood, according to Filip Rocca, president of the Via Italia Business Improvement Area.
“Always exciting when we add a new business to the BIA and we are excited to have them,” he said. “We’re hoping customers come down and experience the new pizza with a twist.”
After spending nearly a decade working in pizza kitchens, he knew how different he wanted to make his pies. The HomeSlice owner also cooks them much longer than most people, leaving them in the oven for nearly 15 minutes. Typically, pizzas are cooked for less than 10 minutes, Darian explained.
“I worked at pizza places for a long time and when you cook it that fast, they just don’t cook right. It’s still good quality pizza, it’s just different,” he said.
But the brothers have much more on their menu. From footlong submarine sandwiches to deep-fried garlic balls, there’s a good selection of tasty dishes to choose from. Got a sweet tooth? You might want to try the cinnamon sugar bites.
Without question, though, their unique spin on the Windsor pizza pie will keep you coming back for more.