There’s been a part of Wichita awaiting the return of Sbarro to our city. The day finally arrived when the first of many locations inside Kwik Shops opened. The 514 S. Oliver store was the first location to bring the fast food Italian chain back. Let’s take a look inside.
514 S. Oliver, Wichita, KS 67218
Open Daily: 7am – 9pm
For the uninitiated, Sbarro is a chain that used to be located inside the mall. They serve pizza New York style pizza by the slice, whole pizzas, Stromboli, wings, breadsticks, and breakfast versions of the options listed. Future locations are planned for many Kwik Shops in Wichita and the surrounding area.
I arrived not too long after they first opened and there were plenty of pizzas to choose from along with Stromboli.
I went with their version of the supreme pizza, breadsticks, a sausage, pepperoni, and bacon Stromboli and topped that off with a classic Hawaiian pizza.
I don’t know whether it’s nostalgia or simply the fact that this is a guilty pleasure of mine, but I certainly enjoyed the pizzas. They aren’t anything to rave about and likely won’t crack a top ten list of the best pizza in Wichita, but I enjoyed them. This is one of those meals where you have to temper your expectations and set the bar accordingly. People, I’m guessing, will either enjoy it as is or dislike the pizza.
For me, it was a simple, quick and affordable meal that I was able to grab on the go. At $7.99 for two slices and a drink, it wasn’t a bad deal at all. My main gripe was that the crust was a little too firm, which made it a stretch to fold and eat properly. Other than that, there were plenty of toppings on each pizza and filling.
The Stromboli was OK. It was a little too dry with not much filling inside. And the breadsticks were probably on the lower tier of my list of favorite breadsticks in Wichita; I prefer a softer texture. Next time, I’d most likely stick with just the pizza.
Since it was 10 a.m., I hadn’t started drinking, but would guess these pizzas would go great as drunk food.
Here’s the menu:
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