600 E. Fort Ave. Hours: 10 a.m.-2 a.m.
Sundays to Thursdays, 10 a.m.-3 a.m.
Fridays to Saturdays. (410) 752-1971. This small and friendly neighborhood restaurant between the Inner Harbor and Fort McHenry makes the best pizza I've ever eaten. Owners John, Michael and George Giorgakis were finalists in a 1991 statewide March of Dimes pizza contest.
A 10-inch pizza starts at $4.50, and the 16-inch Hilltop deluxe (10 toppings) tops out at $14.50.
The last time I was there, the neighborhood policeman stopped by for lunch. I figured he knows where to eat in South Baltimore. He ordered a chicken gyro, so I did the same. (It's $3.70, as is the regular gyro). It was big, thin-sliced, tender and smothered with a honey mustard sauce. The regular gyro is served with satziki, a Greek sauce of sour cream, garlic and cucumber.