I recently tried Mod Pizza for the first time. Have you been yet?
MOD stands for “made – on – demand” and this pretty much sums up their concept. You walk in, select your crust, sauce, toppings and the pizza is made for you right there! This is especially awesome for families. Because kids = picky.
If your family is anything like mine, we can never agree on toppings. So I was really looking forward to creating my very own masterpiece.
Mod Pizza – The Experience
We walked in and were greeted with a friendly “hello!”
Mod Pizza has a super fun, colorful, laid back vibe. We immediately loved the artwork and the photos that were all over the wall.
When we walked up to the counter, we were asked if we had visited before.
Since it was our first time, they explained how everything worked.
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Mod Pizza – The Food
First you pick your crust. You can choose from a 6 inch “mini” crust, the regular 11 inch crust, the “mega dough” thick crust, or a gluten free crust.
We decided on a small salad, and 2 pizzas to share with our family of three. When we told our five year old she could create her VERY OWN pizza – well she was beyond excited.
“I can pick ANYthing, mommy?!”
At one low price for as many topping as you want – I was comfortable letting her create her very own masterpiece, whatever that might entail.
She was super happy.
There are a TON of ingredients to pick from. If you suffer from paralysis by analysis – don’t worry, they also have a bunch of “already designed” pizzas for you to choose from. You know, if you’re old school like that.
My little one picked the most bizarre pizza toppings ever. She started out fairly normal, and then the power must have gone to her head because then she went all crazy.
Her pizza started with the red sauce base and mozzarella cheese. She added on some pepperoni, mushrooms, olives, pineapple, and sliced tomatoes…and then topped it with corn. She’s nothing if not adventurous.
Her mama is a bit more of a traditionalist. Once I watched her create her pie, I decided I’d rather share a (slightly more normal) pizza and salad with my husband, who’s gluten free.
We were SO thrilled that they had a gluten free crust, but a bit suspicious that it would TASTE like a gluten free crust, aka “cardboard.”
You guys! It was so delicious. All of my gluten free friends have GOT to check this pizza out. I am super nosy, and I asked what it was made from…a mix of rice flour, tapioca, and potato starch.
We topped our pizza with red sauce, mozzarella cheese, mushrooms, peppers, olives, onion, pepperoni, sausage and some artichokes. Ok, ok, so I’m just as weird with my toppings as my five year old.
My only complaint – I wish they had sliced the onion a bit thinner, or chopped it up. Those onion slices were NO JOKE and I ended up picking them off.
We also got a small salad to share and it works the same way – you can select your favorite greens and then pile on the toppings!
So it has to be said – the pizzas cook LIGHTNING fast. I watched the pizzas go into the oven (mine is the one with the overflowing toppings) and then went to select a drink.
I was dazzled by the options and selected the Caramelized Pear Iced tea, because anything with a name like that is just begging to be sipped.
And then by the time I filled up my cup with this delicious nectar-of-the-gods (it was super flavorful AND unsweetened, which just about never happens) THE PIZZAS WERE BEING PULLED OUT OF THE OVEN.
And then came the hardest part….making this little girl wait until the pizza cooled off.
After her fifth request to eat a slice in about 15 seconds, we decided to distract her with salad and a wide array of dipping sauces/dressings. This was super fun – they have everything from “Mike’s hot honey” to “fig balsamic glaze” to “bbq swirls.”
She picked ranch, because of course…and then started dipping in the salad leaves one at a time.
It bought exactly the right amount of time for her pizza to cool down. Phew!
Also, it has to be said, that “sri-rancha” was MADE for dipping your crusts into. It’s so yummy.
The portions were so generous we couldn’t finish it all. Also – this was my husband’s drink – the marion blackberry lemonade and I stole a sip, and then I stole some more. It’s also really good!
Mod Pizza – Final Thoughts
As we were sitting there – I couldn’t help but think what a wonderful spot this is for families.
Everybody gets what they want on their pizza, and it’s the ideal place to go when you have little ones over for a play date because they are SO allergy friendly.
In addition to the gluten free crust, they also have a nut-free facility. Even their pesto is made without nuts.
It’s also great for a variety of diets. My vegan friends will be thrilled to hear that they even carry vegan cheese. Eating Paleo? Grab a large salad and fill it up with delicious meats and veggies.
And since the pizzas are baked SO FAST, you don’t have to worry about kids waiting too long and having a melt down.
Overall – I was super impressed and can’t wait to go back!
*Disclaimer: I was provided samples to try, but all opinions are my own.
3 thoughts on “Exploring Columbus – MOD Pizza Family Fun Night”
I went to MOD for the first time this weekend and was pleasantly surprised! They did put mushrooms on my pizza despite me asking them not to, but not a big deal to pick them off. But it was pretty tasty and love the idea of being able to make my own combo of toppings.
We just tried MOD Pizza & love it!
I love that it’s one price for all the toppings you want!! I also had no idea they have vegan cheese! Def will be checking this place out!!