What Does the word ‘Bocce’ Mean to You?

Bocce When you mention Bocce Club Pizza in Western New York, you automatically think of pizza. Bocce, though, is also associated with an Italian sport.

Throwing balls toward a target is literally the oldest game known to mankind. Back around 5000 B.C. the ancient Egyptians were doing it using polished rocks. Around 800 B.C. this simple-but-fun ball sport also took place in Greece. From there, the Romans brought it to Italy. The name “bocce” actually comes from the Latin word meaning boss. However, it also is the plural form of the Italian word boccia, which means bowl in the sporting sense (like bowling).

If someone asks you what bocce is, you can tell them it’s the best pizza in Western New York. You can also say it’s lawn bowling!

So how does bocce, the sport, work? It’s traditionally played on natural soil and asphalt courts. Bocce balls are spherical and made of plastic or metal. There’s a smaller ball, known as the jack, that gets thrown first, to the far end of the court. Then players compete to see who can underhandedly toss/roll their ball(s) closest to the jack to score points. Generally, a point is awarded when a player’s ball is closest to the jack, compared to other balls in the vicinity, such that games are played until a person or team gets 7 to 13 points, depending on the agreed upon “winning” amount of points.

Did you know there are public bocce courts not too far from Bocce Club Pizza? If you visit Bassett Park in Amherst (at the corner of Klein and Youngs), you’ll often find gripss playing games on the bocce courts there. Why not get a slice of Bocce Club Pizza (or a whole pizza) and take it to the park to eat while the weather’s nice? There you can watch a bocce game while eating Bocce’s.

Pizza Tattoos For Free Pizza?

Pizza Tattoos For Free Pizza?

A good pizza pie can do surprising things to its fans. Pizza has remained a favorite comfort food for years.

With all of the variations of dressing it up with unique toppings or keeping it simple with the basics of cheese and pepperoni, you can’t go wrong with ordering a pizza.

Some pizza fans are willing to go to the extreme for their favorite pizzeria, as we have seen with &pizza in Federal Hill in Washington, D.C.

Co-founder of the pizza chain, Michael Lastoria, has created a very unique and out of the box advertising plan that &pizza fans have been willing to succumb to.

For a free pizza each week for one complete year, &pizza fans agree to have the chain’s ampersand logo tattooed onto their body.

Previously only available to employees, &pizza is now offering this perk to the first five customers willing and eligible to get the tattoo.

If you are already into tattoos, you get an awesome deal of one free pizza for a week for an entire year.

Due to the uniqueness of this offer, on opening day of the new pizzeria, a long line formed where freebies were given to those less adventurous customers as well as temporary tattoos to those not interested in anything permanent.

Pizza lover and third in line, customer Eddie Davis, decided to take this plunge for free pizza because it matched his spirit for spontaneity that drives his life. In his words “you’ve got one life to live.”

It is amazing to see the dedication pizza lovers have for this delicious and famous food.

That is exactly how we feel about pizza and because of that, we do all we can to make our pizza the very best and our prices absolutely affordable.

Bocce Club Pizza has a variety of pizza options for you to choose from. You can view our selections right on our website, you can click here.