Choosing pizza toppings is a lot like being married: if there is an irreconcilable disagreement, both parties take half. Grab a piece of the pie with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of pizza, pasta, and more at Pizza Xtreme in Orlando.
Pizza Xtreme hand-tosses doughy disks for the masses and serves up pastas, salads, flat breads, and more. Bubbly-crusted pies cradle gooey layers of mozzarella and an array of ingredients, all bonded by a sauce-and-seasoning adhesive favored by edible paste-seekers. Heated starters such as mild, hot, or barbecue buffalo wings warm palates ($7.25 for 10), while fresh signature salads proffer a cool crunch ($3.49+). Culinary artists can design a pie, ranging from the single-serving personal with one topping ($6.75) to an extra-large with three toppings, big enough to accommodate themselves and three of their favorite canoe inspectors ($17.20). An array of sauces, such as basil pesto, barbecue, or fresh tomato, stretch sliced pepperoni's versatility beyond the usual usage in poker tournaments and games of Plinko. Pizza Xtreme also dishes specialty pies ($6.95–$17.95), build-your-own pasta bowls ($6.25), and 12-inch calzones stuffed with ricotta, mozzarella, and two toppings of your choice ($7.45).
- The sauce is made from scratch; the dough is hand-stretched and tossed (a glove in the face of competitors using preformed crusts); and toppings, including pineapple, are cut fresh. The result is the quintessence of pizza. – Faiyaz Kara, Orlando Weekly
- if you are lucky enough to live nearby, you are doing a disservice to yourself by ordering anything else. – Justin D., Yelp, 1/14/11
Not every pizza place has a Wall of Fame, let alone a Wall of Shame. Pizza Xtreme, however, entreats customers with a dare that echoes its name: eat all 7 pounds of a one-topping, jumbo pie with the help of just one friend, and you've won the 28" Challenge. The rules demand that you get it all down in less than an hour, though, and as the Wall of Shame and pile of half-eaten pies testifies, this is no easy feat.
The kitchen team accommodates the more gastronomically reserved by making single servings of hand-tossed pizza, which it decorates with toppings such as italian sausage, grilled chicken, smoked gouda, and crumbled eggs. Chefs also bake specialty pies and non-pizza goodness, such as calzones, cube-shaped tomatoes, customizable pasta dishes, and oven-baked ciabatta sandwiches such as the pesto-strewn turkey artichoke. Pizza Xtreme’s staff also pours out a selection of wine and beer to complement the food.
7250 S Kirkman Rd.
Orlando, Florida 32819Get Directions