Josh and I stopped in to this new carryout/delivery pizza joint in Eastpointe on Friday. Located on 9 Mile Rd, owner and operator, Will, opened You Wanna Pizza Me about three months ago because he wanted to make pizza’s that he would want to eat (say the name in an Italian mobster voice for the full effect). Check out the delicious and creative speciality pizzas we indulged in.
We started off with boneless wings with mild sauce: Huge pieces of gorgeous white meat chicken breast. Now, I love Buffalo Wild Wings because I’m in love with Asian Zing sauce, but most of the time you get more thick, crunchy breading then you do chicken. These wings were lightly breaded so you get that wing feel, but the chicken is still the star of the show. The mild sauce is made in house and has all that Frank’s Red Hot flavor you love from wing sauce, but wasn’t anything special. It wasn’t thick, didn’t really stick to the chicken and collected in the bottom of the container. I would’ve liked to try the Asian Sesame, but it was busy and Will forgot and made all Mild.
This is where things got a little crazy. It was hard for me to choose between the options, so we decided to get 3 different speciality pizza’s in one so we could try a little bit of each.
Readers, meet the BBQ Chicken-Chicken Cordon Bleu-Four Cheese- Parmesan, butter, and garlic crust pizza. At first we thought all the different toppings would melt into each other, but they didn’t. It was awesome!
BBQ Chicken: BBQ sauce, chicken, red onion, bacon, and premium mozzarella. Underneath all the cheese and toppings was a layer of spicy pizza sauce which was a nice compliment to the sweet BBQ drizzle. I appreciated the balance because although I love Jet’s BBQ Chicken pizza, the BBQ sauce is a little overwhelming for my taste.
Chicken Cordon Bleu: Breaded chicken, ham, Swiss cheese, and ranch sauce. The chicken was battered and deep fried, which was a surprise because I expected chicken Parmesan style breaded chicken, but it was still decent. The nutty, sweetness from the Swiss went well with the ham. The only thing I would change would be to cut the chicken into smaller pieces. Although, the huge honks of chicken make it worth your money, it makes it hard to get that perfect bite.
Four Cheese: Premium mozzarella, Muenster, cheddar, and parmesan cheeses. This was my favorite! The Muenster cheese caught my eye and I had to try it. You could really taste each individual flavor, without it being too cheesy. What I liked about the pizza was that despite the four different cheeses on each slice, it was not greasy at all! Kudos.
The downfall is that You Wanna Pizza Me doesn’t have their own parking and we had to use the lot across the street. We also ordered fried pickles, which Will forgot as well, but after waiting over 35 min, we didn’t want to wait longer so it was no big deal. That’s the disadvantage of a one man show, but this place has a lot of potential. My tip would be to call in your order so you don’t have to wait like we did. Overall, our experience was good. The menu includes, pizza, pasta, subs, sides, wings, and salads. You Wanna Pizza Me definitely has the competitive advantage over franchises because they offer pizza with pickles as a topping. A little weird, but it’s heaven for a pickle lover like me. Stop in and try the Bacon Cheeseburger pizza today.