Review: Beggar’s Pizza – Lansing, IL

Date:1/17/2021 – take out
Type / Appearance:I know this is in IL, but it’s one block in, so technically, NWI for all intents and purposes. Boxed properly. Nice 4-color box, solid flaps protects the pie. Pickup was easy. Again, typical of the region, improperly cut into squares, i.e. “checkerboard” cut. See my page on “The Proper Cut” here. Okay looking overall. Not impressive, per se, but okay. Just okay.
Dough:Overall, I felt like the pizza needed to be cooked more. The bottom was crispy, but the layer(s) above that and under the cheese were raw-ish. Good thickness, that is to say, not too thick. For me, this was all the more reason the dough should’ve been cooked more.
Sauce:A bit too sweet.
Cheese:First, there was WAAAY too much cheese on this pizza. I know they say they “lay it on thick” but you simply don’t need that much cheese. Also, it was a bit bland.
Oil:Because of the “lay it on thick” aspect, there was also too much sauce, which meant the pizza was a bit oily.
Smell:Not enough of a smell. It was hot and steamy, but there weren’t any great aromas coming from this pie.
Other:For me, on pizza, “more” does not mean “better.” In other words, I believe they laid it on too thick.
Comments:Not for me. I wouldn’t re-order pizza from here.

Published by That Pizza Guy

Growing up in NJ and NY, I've eaten pizza all my life. I love pizza. It's my favorite food.

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