Making hard choices is half of the fun at Waldo Pizza. When designing a custom pie, diners first have to choose from four different crusts—the yeast-risen, hand-tossed classic; the St. Louis–style thin crust with a glaze of garlic butter; the thick and chewy honey wheat; or the gluten-free dough, made using tapioca, eggs, soy milk, and rice flour. From there, diners choose from more than 60 different toppings, including everything from Cajun sausage and sun-dried tomatoes to grilled salmon and avocado.
The innumerable pizza and pasta options clearly demonstrate the Italian roots that the restaurant has embraced since originally opening in 1986, but the menu also features regional American staples, such as tender pork rib tips and cheesesteak sandwiches on toasted ciabatta bread. Additionally, the chefs forge a number of gluten-free and vegan-friendly options. The meals pair with craft microbrews and wine. Classic cocktails are also served at the Kansas City location, including the sazerac, which may be America's oldest known cocktail if one doesn't count bathtub gin with a little soap in it.