Spicy pepperoni. White broccoli. Kansas City pizza place opening 5th area location

Kansas City’s Pizza Tascio is expanding again.

Owner Erik Borger opened locations in North Kansas City, Overland Park, 39th Street’s restaurant row in Kansas City and Lawrence in 2022.

Now he’s taking the former Pinsa Pizzeria & Kitchen space at 1694 N.W. Chipman Road in Lee’s Summit. He hopes to open by early April.

“It just seemed like a very up-and-coming area and we had a lot of requests from our customers to open there,” he said.

His New York style pizzas include pepperoni, three meat (pepperoni, Italian sausage, salami, oregano, mozzarella and red sauce), cheese, supreme, spicy pepperoni, white tomato, white broccoli, veggie and the Upside Down (cheese first, then sauce, with Parmesan on top).

Borger uses Bianco DiNapoli tomatoes and Italian-style double zero flour. He also has gluten-free options.

Pizza Tascio offers a daily special of two slices and a drink for $10, along with pizza by the slice for $4 to $5. It also has cheesy breadsticks, salad, Nutella pizza for dessert, craft and domestic beers, and sustainable Italian wines.

Borger founded Il Lazzarone, an authentic Neapolitan-style pizza shop in the River Market and St. Joseph, before selling those locations a few years ago. He opened his first Pizza Tascio in St. Joseph in 2021.

Erik Borger, the owner of Pizza Tascio, fixes a spicy pepperoni pizza.
Erik Borger, the owner of Pizza Tascio, fixes a spicy pepperoni pizza.