Since last night was Friday night and we really didn’t have any real plans, my wife and I decided to order a pizza to eat while watching TV.
A few days ago, we saw a commercial for Pizza Hut’s new Big Italy pizza. And, after seeing it was only $12, we decided to give that one a try.
Several years ago, when I was still in college, Pizza Hut offered what they referred to as their Big Foot pizza. I lived off of those for four years, usually ordering one on Fridays and then eating leftovers throughout the weekend. This particular pizza brought back memories of that one.
When we first ordered it (we decided to get ours with Italian sausage, mushrooms and onions), I honestly didn’t think that would be the case. I have seen advertisements for similar items in the past and they weren’t even close to being the size they made the pizza out to be. And, the fact this one was just $12 really didn’t help with those doubts. When the delivery driver first pulled up, I was expecting him to bring something that wasn’t any bigger than a regular sized pizza.
However, I definitely have to say I was impressed with the Big Italy. It came in a rectangular package (covered in paper rather than in a box) that was roughly the same width of our stove (where we sat it down). When we opened it up, we saw exactly what we saw on the commercial; two medium sized pizzas that were baked together to make one extra large pizza. It was enough for my wife and me to have several slices and still have plenty of leftovers for today.
Of course, in exchange for the size, we did have a few sacrifices. For one, the Big Italy pizza had a somewhat thin crust. The outer edges weren’t too bad. But, the middle pieces (it was sliced into squares) were paper-thin and were a little hard to hold and eat.
Despite that, I do feel this was a pretty good deal. It’s hard to find large pizzas for $12 in this town and this pizza was definitely bigger than most large pizzas from other restaurants. In fact, I hope this is a product Pizza Hut plans on keeping for a long time because I can see us making the Big Italy a weekend tradition; much like their Big Foot pizza was when I was still in college.