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JM and Nichole ate the deep dish pizza with Canadian bacon and pineapple on the whole thing and giardiniera on half and a three-piece hot & tangy chicken tenders.
The bill was about $25 plus tip.
JM gave Itzza Pizza a B; Nichole gave Itzza Pizza a B+ (see our grading rubric).
Itzza Pizza has some mighty big shoes to fill. It has gone in where the old Gumby's on University was and it actually might succeed about as well.
To start with, the space on Uni has always been hard to find and small, so Itzza starts out with about the best thing about the place: its ordering process. This is the first place we've really appreciated the online ordering more than the brick-and-mortar experience. You get to play with a pizza, topping it how you want and laying out what should go on half or a quarter of the pizza. If you are only ever ordering for parties, this is unnecessary, but for families, couples and small groups, it's salvation.
The pizza itself was quite good. It had a great romano cheese crust that was salty & not burned, but crunchy on the bottom. Pizzas of this variety tend to get soggy in the middle -- and this one didn't, quite as much, and the toppings had the right feel on the tooth.
The chicken wings were hot and spicy in a good way and dried out in bad way, which dinged JM's grade. Based on the pizza, he'd agreed with Nichole that Itzza was a B+, but the wings were a minus.
We would think of Itzza Pizza for pizza delivery sometime again, just to change it up.