Pizza Plus - Scranton, PA

Pizza Plus - Throwback Prices, Huge Hoagies, and Good Pizza After All These Years!

The round pizza at Pizza Plus in Scranton is a great value!

Nearly 10 years after my previous review of Pizza Plus' Old Forge Style Pizza (see below), I stopped by again to try the round!  For those who aren't familiar, Pizza Plus has been a fixture on Keyser Avenue near the bottom of the Morgan Highway for decades.  They are known for their delicious 2 foot hoagies, white pizza, and have always been on the forefront of offering to hire students to work (way before the pandemic's hiring crunch).  Our family enjoys the Italian hoagie and the Cheesesteak hoagie most often, but the pizza is good as well.  It's also an exceptional value.

Restaurant: Pizza Plus
Location: Scranton, PA
Date: January 2022
Pizzas Ordered: Round Pizza
Price: $8.99
Eat In/Take Out: Take Out

Crust: 6.1
Sauce: 6.6
Cheese: 7.1
Overall Taste: 7.1
Crispy/Cooked Properly: 6.8
Overall Value: 7.5

My Previous Review from 2012 - The Place Hasn't Changed a Bit - Still a Great Local Place with good food and great prices!

Pizza Plus is has been a staple in Scranton for as long as I can remember, and when you step into the place you can tell.  The wood paneling and yellow/orange chairs and signage gives the restaurant a real 70's vibe but in a good way. It's very clean and makes you feel like you're in a Brady bunch rerun, which is refreshing to me in world where most corporations are constantly updating and redecorating.  I also noticed that the low prices are of a past decade!  

I liked that you can see the entire kitchen from the dining area which is always provides insight and is fun to critique.  The place was spotless, which is not easy in a pizza kitchen where flour is flying around everywhere.

The cheese is clearly a blend as you can see the different strands of (presumably) American and Mild Cheddar.   The sauce was simple, a tad bit sweet with smooth consistency, and had enough flavor to be contrast the cheese which set the tone of the pizza.  The crust had a ton of potential as it was thick, fluffy and light with good flavor and consistency. 

You can take all of my comments above with a grain of salt, with the salt being premade pizza by the slice and not by the fresh "tray."  If I were grading this pizza on potential, it would have some high marks, but I must review the pizza on the cafeteria tray in front of me.  I'd say if you are looking for a quick, cheap, filling lunch, these slices served as-is are in the "must have" category.  With football season approaching, I'd recommend this pizza for Saturday and Sunday gridiron gatherings.  Great value, and as I said Pizza Plus' pizzas have huge potential, and are the type that have broad appeal and would be acceptable to a wide variety of pallets.  In addition,
the entire menu has super reasonable, borderline cheap prices and the portions are huge.  I hear they are also famous for their white pizza and 2-foot long hoagies, which I assure you I will be bringing to a party in the near future!

Restaurant: Pizza Plus
Location: Scranton, PA
Date: August 2012
Pizzas Ordered: 2 slices Old Forge Red
Price: $1.45 each
Eat In/Take Out: Eat In

Crust: 6.4
Sauce: 7.1
Cheese: 7.2
Overall Taste: 7.1
Crispy/Cooked Properly: 6.2
Overall Value: 7.8


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