Pie Hard: Celebrating National Pizza Day



National Pizza Day occurs on February 9th. Pizza is such a favored food in America that every year, three billion pizzas are sold to US citizens!

Maya Stone, Staff Writer

Pizza, arguably the most important invention of all time, has rightfully been given its own national holiday. Feb. 9 gets the honor of representing the beautiful combination of crust, sauce and cheese, and you can bet that I am definitely a strong believer in this holiday.


My dad and I ventured out to find a family-owned business that had amazing appetizers, pizza and dessert. We ended up going to Sugo Mio, located at 541 W 87th St, Naperville, IL 60565. They have a wide variety of menu options filled with foods for even the pickiest eaters. 

Sugo Mio’s box for their pizza. They feature a pizza being placed into a pizza oven, making customers hungry just from seeing it. (Maya Stone)

We decided to try the “Sugo Mio Favorite,” a pizza topped with sausage, mushrooms, onions and green peppers. They had many different sizes, ranging from 12 in. to 18 in. Two people can only eat so much, so we settled for the 14 in. size. We also got the BBQ Chicken Wings because you can never go wrong with wings, unless they break mid-flight! If you are getting hungry reading this, you can find their menu here.

The “Sugo Mio favorite” has mushrooms, green peppers, onion and sausage. Not only does it look amazing, but the taste could give its appearance a run for its money! (Maya Stone)

The Sugo Mio pizza was absolutely amazing. The crust was nice, crispy and the toppings melted in with the cheese and sauce, creating a tasty and enjoyable meal! Not to mention, the wings were decadent and had a ton of BBQ flavor, the perfect taste for BBQ wings’ favorite fan!

The wings at Sugo Mio are beyond amazing. They offer buffalo, BBQ or just plain wings, all of which are sure to leave you wanting more. (Maya Stone)

Even my dad, who is so picky that he doesn’t even like plain pancakes after 5 pm, said that the pizza was a nice “bite and chew” due to its flavorful crust, succulent marinara sauce and extreme cheesiness. He did enjoy the wings, and even noticed a slight “tang” to it. 


Overall, Sugo Mio knocked it out of the park and continues to hit home runs with its amazing selection of menu items that keep you wanting more! National Pizza day is a holiday worth celebrating, and even though America did not invent pizza, they had the idea of stealing the concept and turning it into a holiday, go USA! Go and give the owner a pie-five, they deserve it!

Whoever said that mans best friend is a dog, was not correct. Obviously, its a pizza topped with veggies and meat, wings slathered in BBQ sauce and a side of ranch, duh! (Maya Stone)