CUSTOMER SERVICE! That is the first thing that you should know about Piezon’s Pizzeria (Located at 15605 West Center Road). Don’t worry, I’m going to talk about the food, but the service is something that cannot go unmentioned. I was commenting on a Restaurant Hoppen Podcast hosted by Dan Hoppen on Twitter when I mentioned us not doing pizza much because of my wife being allergic to dairy. It has been tough on her because pizza is one of her favorite foods and we just learned of the allergy about a year and a half ago. The owner of Piezon’s, Matt Vrzal, commented saying to message him a day or two in advance and he’d make a dairy free pizza happen somehow. Wait, you don’t typically make dairy free pizzas, but you would do that for my wife? Dude, that is so epic! Right at that moment he set the standard for what great customer service is and I knew we had to go out and try the restaurant.
I have been a fan of the Pat and JT Podcast and that is where I first hear of Matt Vrzal and Piezon’s. Like his appearance in real life, his voice and personality over radio is a commanding presence. I’ve enjoyed hearing him on the podcast and it was cool that I would now have the opportunity to go out and support the restaurant. I would hear the stories of how people would eat there and how good it was, but never really intended to give it a try because as I said dairy allergy. It was when I heard that Restaurant Hoppen podcast after seeing photos of the pizza that I really became interested.
As directed, I reach out to Vrzal on Twitter and asked if the upcoming Saturday would work. It did and he just asked what time we would be there. We had the Holiday Fair event going on that I coordinated so we had to plan for after that. He said to just let the staff know to alert him when we arrived. We got in at about 7:30pm and were seated right away. There were a couple of tables that were occupied as well as some folks at the bar. At this point I had never see Vrzal outside of his Twitter pic, but when we sat down I heard this voice coming from the bar and I knew right away that it was him. I informed our waitress to please let him know that we were there and shortly after he stopped over to our table. It should be noted that he made a point to stop over multiple times during our visit to check on us to see how we were doing and to see how the dairy free cheese pizza was for my wife.
Pizza was good! That is all. Thank you for reading…
No, no, just playing! But seriously, let’s talk about food. We started with a couple of apps to get the party started. Apps, as it appetizers. I’m not sure when they got this shortened name, but I guess that is the new way of saying it over the last however many years. Garlic Bread and of course we had to get an order of Wings. We got the BBQ and the taste was really good. There was a slight kick and as you know I dig a little spice more often than not. The girls like the bread as well and I love that they use Rotella’s for the bread. Always a win!
Now, let’s focus on the Piez de resistance; the pizza! I know from hearing Vrz on the podcast that he’s got the hookup on brick oven pizzas and he gets them shipped for New York. So we get that what they are whippin’ in the kitchen is legit. The kids and I shared a pizza that was half The Hos (Named after former Husker Offensive Line great Matt Hoskinson, this is a slice tailor made for a big appetite. A hearty combination of Canadian Bacon, Hamburger, Sausage, and Pepperoni is guaranteed to fill you up.) and half Summa Dis Summa Dat (For those who want it all. This pie is a well balanced combination of Canadian Bacon, Mushroom, Hamburger, Black Olives, Sausage, Green Peppers, Pepperoni, and Onions. Bring your appetite for this one.). I would like to mention that one of the great things about getting pizza here is that you can get your pizza split into 4 different quarters that each have a different type of pizza. I don’t know anywhere else that currently does this. Halves? Yes! Quarters? Get atta here! The thin crust of the pizza is excellent. I’ve been seeing the responses from a decent amount of people that they believe Piezon’s to be the best in the city. I am not often one to be big on comparisons, but I like it. Especially, when you get a sliced that has a bubble in the crust that has the little charred exterior. Oh geez! I went all Busta Rhymes and was like, “Gimme Some More”.
My wife got The Goo (Like its namesake this pie is the perfect blend of passion and unique spice. Olive Oil, Sun Dried Tomato, Garlic, Pepperoni, Onions, Tomato, Basil.) It is important to note that this pizza is on the website, but is not on the current menu because of the low amount of requests for it. Another point of great customer service here was that when my wife asked about it Vrz said that people hadn’t been ordering it, but that the buys can still make it. I don’t know what else to say here about how above and beyond these guys went to make a pizza night happen for my family. A great one at that. They have to get used to preparing the dairy free cheese and that it totally understandable. The cheese was actually pretty good. It has a smooth and creamy texture that was not too overpowering. It’s been hard for my wife to find a dairy free cheese that she likes and she was impressed enough that she asked what kind it was so that she can look for it at the store.
As far as price is concerned I think Piezon’s is pretty standard for a local non-chain pizzeria. Our meal consisted of 2 medium pizzas, 2 adult beverages, 2 apps and 2 regular beverages all for under $60. There was plenty of pizza and we had enough left over for a couple of extra meals. That’s my kinda place!
If you haven’t already guessed it already, I give Piezon’s 5 Fatties! You just don’t find customer service like that too often these days.
Have you been? If so, what do you think?
Thank you so much for taking the time to read my thoughts on food. You are amazing!