My daughter was feeling pizza. Anytime she wants food, I never know if she’ll eat it or if it’ll be food that sits there for hours and ends up being a waste of money. I figured, why not check out Cici’s Pizza? Kids three and under are $1.39 while everyone else is $7.49.
I shot a text to the rest of the family to see if anybody wanted to go. They all said no, unsurprisingly and I even received one reply that said, “Why?”. Looks like this review is going to be a daddy-daughter date.
8320 W Central Ave, Wichita, KS 67212
Open Daily: 11am – 10pm
If you’ve been living under a rock or stick to other pizza places that offer a higher quality pie, Cici’s is an American buffet pizza chain. The price of the buffet has gone up over the years, but everything else has stayed the same.
The buffet includes salad, pizza, soup, pasta, and dessert. Drinks besides water cost $1.99 for kids and between $2.24 and $2.74 for an 18 or 30 oz. cup. Here’s a look at all that’s included.
Let’s be honest here, this isn’t in the top 90% of pizzas available in town. I would take it a step further and say it isn’t in the top 99% of pizzas in town. My daughter, though, had no problem eating a few slices, which was a big win in my book. Being able to feed her tiny appetite for $1.39 was worth the trip for me.
While I don’t like their pizzas (sidenote: I’m a bigger fan of cardboard), I am a sucker for what they call chicken noodle soup. It’s cavatappi noodles with small bits of chicken swimming in broth. I’ll typically go through a few bowls of that. Like the pizza, it’s not a high quality soup, but it’s the best thing on the menu, at least in my opinion. Almost everyone else would probably say it’s the dessert pizza.
Even though I’m not a huge fan of the pizza, it certainly seemed like many others were. Literally, EVERY table in Cici’s was taken. Or perhaps every parent inside Cici’s were also taking one for the team and feeding their kids pizza at the most affordable price possible.
Bottom line, I miss when this building used to be a Grandy’s. Those were some good times and good eats.
Here’s their menu:
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