Pizza Pit Extreme offers lunch specials for $4.99 as well as sandwiches, gyros, and other items. Pizza by the slice is a big seller here, and when I walked in there were 4 thin pizza and 4 stuffed pizza varieties to chose from for slices. In keeping with the comparisons, I went with the thin crust pepperoni.
Overall Impression: The place is kind of a hole in the wall, which adds to the attraction for me. As my cousin noted once, our family has a passion for meals wrapped in paper. My pizza slice cost $2.37 with the tax, so it was a good value. The styrofoam box wasn't all that heavy, though . . . Score: 2 out of 5
Cheese - What was on the pizza was in the "fine" category. spread a bit thin . . . thinner than I recall from the old Pizza Extreme. I'm suspecting that they kept the Pizza Pit recipe/method for the thin and the Extreme recipe/method for the stuffed. Score - 2 out of 5
Sauce - The sauce was quite serviceable, with a good herbed tomato flavor. It did have a slight sweetness, however, which held it back for me. Still, in the category of average and good pizza sauce. This really must be the "Pit" sauce; Extreme was always more tangy. Score - 3 out of 5
Pepperoni - They get high marks for this pepperoni. Just what you want, a nice cured Italian flavor with a nice, crisp edge from the baking. I liked this quite a bit. Score - 4 out of 5
Price/Value - The price was just right, at $2.37 for the slice. But it wouldn't fill up anyone but the smallest child, I think. They do offer a deal for 2 slices plus a drink for $4.99. That, also, is a good deal. So, they get some good marks for pricing. Score - 4 out of 5
Overall score - 21 out of a possible 35. Fine for a quick lunch, but I wouldn't make a special trip to Madison to eat it.
It's worth noting that I plan to add the stuffed version to this review list. I have full confidence that that slice will achieve a higher score than this one did.
Scorecard so far:
1. Ian's on State = 26 points
2. (tie) Falbo Brothers = 25 points
(tie) La Fortuna = 25 points
4. Pizza Pit Extreme = 21 points
5. Pizza di Roma = 17 points
6. Rocky Rococo = 14 points