A new restaurant has debuted on the Radcliff dining scene, offering a variety of hand-crafted pizzas and Italian-inspired selections.

At 125 W. Lincoln Trail Blvd., Kickin’ Pizza officially opened April 19. Customers can dine-in or order to-go through curbside pickup. Catering also is available through the business.

The restaurant is co-owned and operated by Moe Mezyed, who also owns and operates the Fish House, with locations in Radcliff, Elizabethtown, Shepherdsville and Chicago.

Mezyed said when developing Kickin’ Pizza, he partnered with Trino Rodriguez and Hugo Garcia, both of whom have worked at the Fish House for the past four years. He said Rodriguez and Garcia have extensive experience working with restaurants specializing in Italian cuisine.

“When we see potential in people we just give them a chance, so we partnered up with them,” he said. “They know what they’re doing.”

Mezyed said when assessing the dining options available in Radcliff, he thought the community could benefit from a restaurant that serves Italian-inspired dishes.

“Radcliff is a good city that loves food,” he said. “People are very loyal. A bunch of customers who come to the Fish House have come here and they’re very supportive.”

The restaurant features a large menu, with a wide variety of Italian-inspired items, including calzones, tortellini, baked rigatoni, strombolis, spaghetti, linguine, alfredo, piccata and shrimp scampi. As the name suggests, the eatery also offers plenty of specialty pizzas, including Hawaiian, Grecian, Philly steak, meat lover’s and vegetarian offerings. Additional items such as wings, salads and wraps also are included on the menu.

Mezyed said the restaurant’s reception has been good so far, with items such as calzones and strombolis becoming early favorites of customers. He said depending on the success of the business, he may look into expansion in the future.

“We want to just push through the first year and see how things go and hopefully we can go on and maybe look at E’town next,” he said.

The restaurant is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Andrew Critchelow can be reached at 270-505-1413 or acritchelow@thenewsenterprise.com.

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