Monday, November 16, 2009

Wise Guy, Eh?

On Friday I went to Wize Guys Pizza for the first time. It's located at 500 S. Saginaw, Flint. I didn't really "get it" until I entered the pizzeria and saw pictures of Al Capone, The Sopranos, The Godfather, and Scarface all over the walls. "Ohhhhhhh," I said to myself. Italian Mobsters, pizza, the name made sense now, and I found it to be pretty cool.

The restaurant didn't have any waitresses so we had to walk up to the counter and order. For pizza you have the choice to make your own, or choose from their pre-made menu.

I found the make-your-own pizzas to be a little expensive. A medium, 14" is $9.99 for just cheese and sauce, and then an additional dollar for each item.

A pizza from the pre-made menu is mostly around $11.49 for a 14". These pizzas have multiple items on them, and a lot of the pizzas have a special kind of sauce too. For example, the Don Carlo Gambino comes with buffalo sauce.

I went the safe route and ordered the Book 'Em Danno (pictured above), which comes with ham and pineapple.  The total was $14.18 with the pizza, one fountain drink and tax. We waited no more than ten minutes for the pizza, and had to pick up at the counter when it was ready.

The pizza looked and smelled delicious, and the taste didn't disappoint either. They didn't skimp on the toppings or the cheese and the entire pizza had a nice buttery glaze. It was a little greasy, but nothing that made me feel sick afterwards. Just make sure you load up on plenty of napkins before you sit down. There were also plenty of herbs sprinkled on top that added a nice taste and made the pizza look nice. 

The pizza was very filling. I think it was because of the plethora of cheese and toppings. Our pizza came with eight slices and I was only able to eat two; my boyfriend finished three. We were able to take our remaining slices home. 

Over all, Wize Guys was acceptable. I would recommend it for lunch, rather than dinner, because of the walk-up-and-order style that is has. The pizza was a little pricey for what I'm used to paying for a pizza, but it's worth the quality. On the plus side, Wize Guys also serves beer and wine.

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