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Dan Marino's Coal Fired Pizza Restaurant to Open Aug. 26 in Peters Township

Marino plans to visit the McMurray restaurant on Thursday, Aug. 29.

Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza in Peters Township. Credit: Courtesy of Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza
Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza in Peters Township. Credit: Courtesy of Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza

Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza, the Florida-based concept that uses coal-burning ovens to create "well-done" pizza, will open its third Pittsburgh-area restaurant on Monday, Aug. 26. The restaurant will be located at 102 McDowell Ln. in Peters Township (at a former Damon's Grill).

Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza includes Pittsburgh sports legend Dan Marino among several equity partners, and it debuted in Fort Lauderdale, FL, in 2002, since expanding to 39 restaurants in the eastern United States.

Marino plans to visit the Peters restaurant on Thursday, Aug. 29, according to a news release.

The first two Pittsburgh-area Anthony's opened in Robinson Township in 2011 and in Monroeville in 2012. A fourth is expected to open in Cranberry Township in 2014.

"I'm overwhelmed by the support my hometown has given our restaurants," said Marino, a Pro and College Football Hall of Famer who graduated from Central Catholic High School and the University of Pittsburgh, in the release. "My partners and I knew Pittsburgh would be a great Anthony's city, and I am so proud of our success here."

In addition to pizzas, the restaurant's menu features coal-oven-roasted chicken wings with caramelized onions; pork ribs with vinegar peppers; home-style meatballs made from a family recipe; and Eggplant Marino, among other foods.

Hours of operation for the Peters location will be 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

In addition to dining in, patrons can carry out by calling 724-941-4900. A full bar is also available.

joe August 23, 2013 at 01:12 PM
I am glad to see that building being used as a pizza shop, I was just concerned that peters township has the toughest air quality controls in the state, and did our twp leaders make sure this COAL Burning is able to pass that test and keep all of us safe and healthy ? They went to great lengths to write that document and ordinance I hope they are getting this COAL burning unit tested ?
Anthony Brown August 23, 2013 at 01:33 PM
Damons A mexican restaurant ? Bella Piatta Lets play how many businesses this location has been in the past. next up: candle keller restaurant Center Plate Sinatras xaviers ? ?
Roger August 23, 2013 at 08:56 PM
How many pizza places can one area support? Another one is preparing to open at the site of the former Parkvale Bank. I don't know the name -- don't really care. [p] With this one opening, and another large shop opening soon, what other pizza shops will be forced to close? With the supply increasing in a big way, but the demand remaining the same (perhaps slightly larger for a short time after these places open), the pie isn't large enough to feed everybody. [p] When these new places open, the level of excitement is high (really don't know why anybody can get excited about another pizza shop -- another discussion for another day), yet so many are distraught over people loosing their jobs (e.g Patch editors, Heinz). Remember, patronizing these places has the outcome that somebody will loose their job, and most likely, somebody (ies) will loose their business. Loss of job is minor compared to loosing a business. Small shops often have owners that have invested their life savings into the business. While we cheer new pizza joints opening, can we also cheer the loss of jobs elsewhere, or even loss of a business?

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