I’d like some ‘Pizza Pleezz’

Tammi Kolesinski

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All-you-can-eat pizza, pasta and salad bar at a bargain price is the draw to Pizza Pleezz, a family restaurant that opened on the corner of Bruceville Road and Elk Grove Boulevard Jan. 1 of this year.

Dinner costs $4.99 plus drink and kids under seven eat for $2.99.

Diners were greeted with a smile and given friendly service by cashier Ashley Weiss at the cash register.

“We have 15 to 20 kinds of pizza,” Weiss said.

They are happy to make whatever kind of pizza you’d like using their more than nine pizza toppings.

The Hawaiian and pepperoni pizzas were fresh with lots of crisp crust bubbles and the friendly employees often replenished the offerings with fresh pies from the oven.

Even though they weren’t tossing their pizza dough in the air like a traditional pizzeria, Weiss said the dough is made on premises.

While the salad bar was small and only had seven items to choose from, along with a big bowl of mixed iceberg lettuce, it was clean, fresh, full and regularly attended to.

They also had five salad dressings including a home-made ranch dressing.

The pasta was slightly over-cooked, though it wasn’t mushy. It was nice to have two choices: plain penne pasta or penne with garlic, Parmesan and basil.

The basic red-sauce was most likely from a can and doctored with Italian herbs and seasonings. It was nice and thick and flavorful, and a little sweeter than Nana used to make.

The garlic bread was soft and buttery.

For dessert they even had a cinnamon and sugar pizza to satisfy the sweet tooth.

In addition to the dine-in buffet, restaurant-goers could choose between the buffet to-go or filling up a to-go container for $4.99.

They have a 12 inch Deli Pizza sandwich on the menu for $6.99 and whole pizzas to-go from $4.99 for a plain 12 inch cheese pizza and up to $6.99 for an all-meat, vegetarian or special.

Pizza Pleezz has a very plain yet clean dining room with two flat screens tuned to ESPN. There are some logos painted on the walls and a long Pizza Pleezz banner over the pizza bar.

They don’t serve beer or have video games, but Pizza Pleezz’s food is fresh and the price is right for the budget conscious family or starving student.

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