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New York-style pizza place opening across from UK campus

Soon-to-open Limestone Pizza is located on the corner of South Limestone and Mountmullin Street across from the University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics.
Soon-to-open Limestone Pizza is located on the corner of South Limestone and Mountmullin Street across from the University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics. palcala@herald-leader.com

A new pizza place is opening across from the University of Kentucky campus. Limestone Pizza, will be at 543 South Limestone, next to the Nice N Pan, with the same owner. It replaces a Pizza Hut, which left in February.

When Limestone Pizza opens next month, across from the Gatton College of Business and Economics, owner Bilal Dura plans to offer New York-style pizza and personal pies made in a wood-fired oven.

The restaurant, which is not a chain, also will have pasta, salads and sandwiches, Dura said. It will be open for lunch and dinner from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and in the future may serve beer.

Like Nice N Pan, “everything will be fresh, homemade gourmet, with made-in-house dough and sauce, will be using good quality cheeses, meats, everything,” he said.

When the spot came open, Dura said rather than expand Nice N Pan, which serves nitrogen ice cream and gourmet sandwiches, he decided to offer pizza because “pizza was my first cooking job.”

Limestone Pizza joins a competitive campus pizza market, with Pazzo’s Pizza Pub, Mad Mushroom Pizza, Mellow Mushroom Pizza, Blaze Pizza, Goodfellas and Joe Bologna’s near UK.

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