By the Slice

(There's no denying that Nauti Dolphin has the best slice - but I work there, so I may be biased.)


Taken from Pronto's website

With so many pizza joints in Fairfield, it can be hard to decide where you want to go on a Friday night.

Although we have quite a variety, only a select few serve pizza by the slice.

Mike’s Pizza, Pronto, and Planet Pizza are three places that serve their pizza by the slice. If you’re hungry, but not too hungry, you might visit one of these pizzerias for just one slice.

In this review, the price and the taste of the slices will be compared, as well as the customer service and the time it took to get the slice.

I ordered one slice of cheese pizza  at all three locations. Planet Pizza was the most expensive, totaling $2.96 for one slice. Pronto’s cost $2.49, and Mike’s Pizza came in as the cheapest option for $2.25.

At all of the pizzerias, I noted the time it took from when I made my order to when I received my slice.

At Mike’s Pizza, it took 4 minutes and 17 seconds from when I ordered to receive my slice. This was the longest time I had to wait between all of the pizza places.

At Pronto, I had my slice within 3 minutes and 7 seconds, and at Planet Pizza it took 2 minutes and 30 seconds to get it.

If you’re in a hurry, Planet Pizza is the way to go. However, the taste of the slice doesn’t quite measure up to its efficiency.

Planet Pizza reminded me a lot of the frozen pizzas that you buy at the grocery store. The taste was mediocre at best, especially since the sauce tasted like ketchup.

Mike’s Pizza tasted a lot better, although the cheese slid off of my slice pretty easily. The slice from Mike’s was also the smallest slice of the three.

As far as taste goes, Pronto took the cake. Besides having a somewhat weak crust, the Pronto slice tasted fresh and held firm.

One of the most important aspects of frequenting a restaurant is the customer service. The kindness and helpfulness of the cashier could make all the difference in whether you decide to return to the pizzeria or not.

Planet Pizza’s service seemed similar to what you’d find at a fast food place. They were friendly, but they didn’t really engage. They seemed much more focused on efficiency.

At Mike’s, I felt as though I was being rushed when they took my order. The people behind the counter were friendly, but again, it seemed they were more intent on being efficient.

At Pronto, they clearly make customer service a high priority. The owner was there, and he took the time to talk to me while I waited for my slice, and thanked me for coming in.

If I had to return to any of these places, I’d pick Pronto just because of the service, never mind the fact that it was the best-tasting of the three.

If you’re looking for a fast slice, Planet Pizza is the place for you, but be willing to pay the price – it was the most expensive of the three.

However, if you’re willing to wait a little longer for a better quality slice, and at a better price, as well as better quality service, be sure to check out Mike’s Pizza or Pronto downtown.