Here are your ingredients, presented without comment. 1/4 salsa sauce, mozzarella, Cajun shrimp, mushroom, ground beef, corn, onions, bell peppers, olives, yellow chillies, and bacon bits. 1/4 salsa, crab, mozzarella, ground beef, onions, bell peppers, paprika, bacon bits, and blue cheese dressing. 1/4 spicy Alfredo sauce, Cajun chicken breast, onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, olives, spinach, and blue cheese dressing. And 1/4 tomato sauce, mozzarella, mushrooms, ground beef, onions, potato wedges, bacon, nacho chip flakes, and sour cream. All with sweet potato mousse crust.
Okay, one comment. The horror...the horror.
Hidden In Koreatown
Mr. Pizza is tucked away on Wilshire, near the Wiltern. There's a parking lot in the back for those who forgot their Club.
The Grand Prix
This one's not as crazy. 1/2 salsa, mozzarella, Cajun shrimp, mushrooms, ground beef, corn, onions, bell peppers, olives, yellow chillies, and bacon bits. 1/2 tomato sauce, mozzarella, mushrooms, ground beef, onions, potato wedges, bacon, nacho chip flakes, and sour cream.
Oh, wait, this is the one with cookie-dough in the crust. The cookie blobs are made of sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, raisins, and soboro...so yeah, it's actually crazier.
Up Close And Personal With Cookie Dough
See that dark section that looks like ground beef in the crust? That's cookie dough. Or at least Mr. Pizza's version of it.
Would You Like Desert With That?
Though the cookie is only in the ends, the rest of the dough is sweeter than just about any other crust I've had.
Filled To The Brim
Mr. Pizza isn't playing around with their sweet potato mousse filling. I actually don't mind it with the baked cheddar cheese ceiling, it just doesn't go with the rest of the room.
A Taste Of Italy (Via Korea)
Not bad, huh? There's actually real columns and trees throughout the restaurant, but your photographer, Kelly, chose to keep it classy. Less is more in this case.
Here's how the
sausage sweet potato mousse gets made. This gentleman can toss dough with the best of them, but here it looks like he's playing cake boss. I can't say I was surprised to see the potato mousse coming out of a bag.
Baby arugula with fuji apple, red onion, feta cheese, candied cashew and balsamic vinaigrette. I didn't sample this one and nobody spoke an ill word, so it might be a winner.
According to my bible, a Bulgogi marinade traditionally consists of soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, garlic, and pepper. I caught the soy on the beef, but not much else.
About That Grand Prix...
Did I forget something? Oh, of course, the strawberry dipping sauce that comes with the Grand Prix! Because sometimes your potato, bacon, nacho chips, and cookie dough need a flavor boost.
Kelly Bone really digs this one. I've already detailed my issues with the sweet potato crust, but I didn't like any part of this one. However, I have a bias against feta, so if you like Greek pies, you'll probably be on Kelly's side (until you get to "dessert").
I know what you're probably saying. That looks pretty good. It does, but credit the photographer, not Mr. Pizza. In real life, it's just okay.
Behind The Curtain
I'm pretty sure Mr. Pizza is the only place hand-tossing their pan pizzas. This gentleman was a stud though. He was the only one making pizzas, and with the amount of work it takes to make a single pie, it was impressive to see him plow through all the different varieties so quickly.
The Vegetarian (Gold)
This one looks pretty normal. And it is. Tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, mushroom, corn, onions, bell peppers, and olives. And sweet potato mousse in the crust, of course.
Tropical Salad with Shrimp
Remember that arugula salad that I was sure everyone liked? This was the opposite. Baby mixed greens, shrimp, fuji apples, oranges, diced tomato, cucumbers, and pineapples, with tropical mango dressing. The dressing was the villain, mostly because it tasted like fruit punch syrup with a dash of oil and vinegar.
I was unable to verify whether Mr. Pizza actually uses organic tomatoes and cheese, or whether their crust is whole wheat. And there is no mention of any of it on the website. But it's a nice idea. Also, please note that I took this awful photograph and not Kelly.
A Final Mystery
You already saw a nice picture of the potato filling, so why are you seeing another? Because I've spent fifteen minutes comparing pictures and I still have no idea what that white glob is. It's not chicken. Is it feta cheese? I honestly can't tell.
Mr. Pizza serves pickles with every order. They were reported to be delicious, so there's that at least. Oh, and Kelly Bone takes damn good photographs.