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The most frequent question customers ask us is “What is Detroit Style Pizza”?  

Detroit style pizza is a pan pizza that has a thick crisp crust and toppings such as pepperoni and mushrooms. What makes Detroit-style pizza different from Chicago is the way the pizza is cooked. The thick, square pizza is the result of being baked in a well-oiled, square steel pan. These pans were originally used in the automotive factories, to hold parts on the assembly line.

The crust of a Detroit-style pizza is occasionally twice-baked, which gives the bottom and edges of the crust a fried or crunchy texture. 

Once you try it, we know you will be back for more!

Growing up in Detroit, we worked at our Father’s Italian market and pizzeria.  As soon as we were able to reach the counter in the kitchen, we were making dough for bread and pizza at nights and weekends, with our "Nonna" and Uncle Don.  Many of our family members worked there and it soon became the “family business”.

Our pizza and bread was what our store was known for.  It was the friendly, neighborhood market. Not only did we make the dough for our pizza and bread from scratch, we hand tossed the dough for the round pizza. We would also make pizza in a sheet pan, cut it into squares and sell it by the slice.  This was our original version of Detroit style pizza. Others around Detroit were making the squares in smaller pan, which became known today as “Detroit Style Pizza”.

We hope you enjoy our hometown pizza and all the delicious food we have to offer. Please introduce yourself to one of the owners, when you come in. We love to meet our customers, especially the one’s from DETROIT!

From our “kitchen" to yours!

Frabotta’s Italian Kitchen