SCARBOROUGH — Eight-Corners Pizza in Scarborough is known for its terrific pizza and, as its menu proudly declares, as “the unofficial 8-Corners, Scarborough, Maine Pizza Supplier to the New England Patriots.”

Walk into the restaurant, and you’ll see Patriots gear everywhere, although I, not a fan of any sports, hardly noticed it. My companion pointed out all the paraphernalia.

I was more focused on eating, as it was far past the lunch hour by the time we got to 8-Corners on a really rainy Tuesday.

Because it was so late, we practically had the place to ourselves, so we joked around with the staff as we tried to decide what we wanted to order. They were particularly helpful, throwing out suggestions.

I almost went for the shepherd’s pie, but I really wanted the pizza. While I waffled, my companion decided on a breakfast pizza ($5.99 to $18.99 depending on size and number of toppings). I finally decided to go with the 12-inch cheese pizza special for $4.99, but added ham and pineapple.

When our pizzas were ready, we took them back to the company lunchroom because 8-Corners only has seating outside (picnic tables).

I tried the breakfast pizza, which had egg, cheese and bacon. I thought it was good. The dough on the breakfast pizza was thicker than on my cheese, ham and pineapple. I liked my pizza very much, but preferred the thicker crust on the breakfast pizza. My companion liked her breakfast pizza but would have preferred my thinner crust.

You can order pizza by the pie or by the slice. A 10-inch cheese is $4.99 (it’s $9.99 for a 16-inch). A loaded 10-inch pie is $6.99 ($17.99 for a 16-inch). A slice of cheese pizza is $1.99, and a slice of pepperoni is $2.09. Specialty pizzas (16-inch only) are also available for $17.99.

The restaurant has much more than pizza. Breakfast items include a breakfast sandwich of sausage, bacon or ham on English muffin or sliced bread with egg and cheese for $2.29 and an omelet wrap for $4.99.

Non-pizza items on the menu include a selection of Italian sandwiches ($2.99 to $6.49 depending on size and type), a turkey BLT for $3.99 (small) and $5.99 (large), meatloaf (served hot or cold) for $3.99 or $5.99, a toasted tuna melt for $3.49 or $5.49, a hot dog for $1.59, a bacon cheeseburger for $3.99, a steak and cheese for $4.99, and two-item calzones for $5.99.

You can also choose from an assortment of chips, desserts (some made locally) and beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic).

 

The Features staff of the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram anonymously samples meals for about $7.