Pizza is always a fun topic. So let’s talk Electric Pizzeria. They used to have a location out in Derby, KS but that has since closed down.
Right now they have one location at West and Maple at the northeast corner. They offer a daily lunch and dinner buffet which caught my eye. But in my past experiences, pizza places tend to have a different quality in the pizza served on the buffet than their menu service. So to keep it fair, I made sure to review both.
You’re getting two experiences for the price of one!
240 S West St
Wichita, Kansas 67213
Monday – Thursday: 11am – 9pm
Friday – Saturday: 11am – 10pm
Sunday: 12pm – 8pm
Let’s start with the buffet. it runs 7 days a week from 11am-1pm, a dinner buffet is offered on Thursday and Friday from 5pm-8pm, and after that it runs all day Saturday and Sunday. It cost $5.95 for adults, $4.99 for kids 10 and under, $1.50 for 2 and under. Drinks are an additional $1.86.
It’s really not a bad price at all and includes salad, pizza, garlic bread and cinnamon bites. The salad bar was your standard fare found at nearly any place offering a pizza buffet. The pizza station was small in size and usually had a running selection of 4-6 pizzas. They had a menu of “lightning pizzas” that people could choose from. If there was a pizza you wanted, all you had to do was ask and they would make it. I requested the Fire Ball pizza and within minutes it was ready.
The pizzas on the buffet nearly all had a thinner crust. I’m not going to say ‘thin crust’ because I’m not sure by definition if that’s what they call it but it was certainly thin. For under $6, I enjoyed it for what it was worth. By no means was it a top 10 pizza in town but it was very satisfying for a value pizza. Electric Pizzeria was very generous on the toppings on most of their pizzas. Compared to a place like Cici’s that churns out pizzas all day, this was a major upgrade.
The staff did a great job of getting orders people had out on the buffet line. It was a busy lunch hour when I stopped by and the two employees were working non-stop. Kudos to them.
For a carryout order, my family wanted a simple cheese pizza and one of their dessert pizzas. So we went with that along with one of their supreme pizzas. Order was ready when I arrived which sometimes can’t be said for other places.
I’m not sure if it was our subconscious thinking it but the pizzas appeared to be thicker and more filling than the ones offered on the buffet. The crust was certainly more plump with darker in the pictures. For everyone but myself, it was their first experience with Electric Pizzeria and they all enjoyed it; even the kids who usually just want Little Caesar’s.
The one complaint we had was with the dessert pizza. Somehow it was unevenly cooked and the center was very tough while the ends were more doughy. Flavor-wise, we really liked it but it was hard to chew parts of it.
All in all, it was a suitable alternative to many of the pizza options in town and one we’d likely revisit in the future.
Here’s their menu:
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