Conventions Eats: Pieology Pizzeria
Location: 1020 16th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
I found out about this spot not during SacAnime, but from a post from Sacramento State's ASI Facebook post titled "10 Eats For Under $10." I had some time to check out this spot, which is about an average walk compared to other eateries down 16th Street. Some call it the "Chipotle of Pizza," and that sounds about right.
|Their basic but oh-so-good menu.|
The thing that sets apart Pieology from other pizza spots (mostly, Upper Crust Pizza that's a tad bit closer to SacAnime and your standard fare of take-out pizza) is a 11.5" pizza that you can make your own with unlimited toppings, and I mean UNLIMITED toppings.
|My pizza consisting of the crust, an olive oil spread on the edge of the crust, 3-Cheese Alfredo sauce, mozzarella, parmesan, feta, fresh basil, pepperoni, chicken, bacon, and mushroom.|
Of course, if you can't make up what you want, they have pre-set favorites for you to choose.
All together, the whole pizza pie costs about $8. Add a regular drink and you're looking around $10-11 which is decent compared to what's around the downtown area. You can also add side salads and deserts which will bring your tab up to about $15.
It takes about five minutes for your "creation" to be cooked in an stone oven. Once it comes out, the crust is cooked perfectly, the cheese fused with the toppings and the crust, and a overall really good meal to fill you up especially you add a salad or desert (which I didn't do this time).
I asked one of the employees when they opened the franchise, and she said November of last year which meant that they were open for Sac Winter 2015. She told me that it during the convention it was out the door and around the corner. I was there right as the "State/Downtown Worker Lunch Rush" came about and it took me less than 10 minutes from ordering to eating but given that this became a hotspot for attendees the wait could be longer.
Verdict: You just found your new spot to eat during SacAnime. Now GO.
Food Quality: 5/5
Wait For Food: 4/5 (2/5 is there's a long line)
Distance from Con: 4/5