A destination most visited by sports lovers around the south Toledo area, Myles Pizza will keep your stomach filled with its massive bar and even bigger pizza offerings. This large Bowling Green-based dive bar is oriented primarily to groups and family, with an open concept and about a thousand TVs showing just about any game the people of Ohio would want to watch. The menu is a study in “Go big or go home,” with the specialty item being massive pizzas piled with tons of toppings. Myles is a big food lover’s destination.
When I say “big pizza,” this is about as big as they come outside of Chicago’s famous pie. A pie can go as big as 16 inches, but each variety comes with a mountain of toppings, all told, that put its height at a good 3 to 4 inches. The base of the pie is heavy on a thick dough recipe, generally it’s cooked to just a little bit of crispiness; because of this, the pizzas are built like deep-dish pizzas, but they’re not as greasy or fried as deep dish. They also rely on just a small amount of pizza sauce, a very savory mixture with fresh tomatoes and pepper. No, the pizza isn’t built around a mountain of dough, but around a mountain of toppings, and most importantly, a thick mixture of cheese.
My favorite pie is the “Spice Lover’s” which is in truth topped with a variety of meats, including Italian sausage, pepperoni, and ham, as well as a mound of mozzarella cheese. Quantity is job 1 for sure, but the sausage has a ton of seasoning to make it savory, and goes well with the sauce. It’s delicious, but the chief problem is it’s not spicy, as the name implies. Maybe it’s supposed to be packed with Italian herbs and spices, but that’s not really the case, either. I also tried the “Mexico Lover’s Pizza” which is topped with sausage, American and mozzarella cheese, lettuce, tomato, sour cream and olives. It’s a cool concept, but it’s more of a “taco salad” pizza. I was expecting to find some chorizo sausage or maybe some cumin or paprika. But it’s the basic Italian sausage, so that kind of throws off expectations.
In all, you will wait a lot longer for pizza here than normal; larger pizzas take 20 or 30 minutes to prepare. But the pizza is big and it’s filling, and it’s the kind of place that’s perfect to bring a group of friends for a lot of food and a game.
- Come with a lot of people, or else be prepared for a lot of leftovers. Get a larger pizza, and only one or two slices will fill you up.
- The wait time on the pizza is long. Expect 20 to 30 minutes if you’re getting a pizza larger than 10 inches.
- It’s a bar, but the open feeling makes it very welcoming for families and large groups.