Pizza Window at Disney’s Boardwalk is one of several walk up counters in the area. This one offers, you guessed it, pizza in a few different varieties. Pizza Window does take part in the Disney Dining Plan as a counter-service credit, when the plan is offered at least. In this post we’ll review the food here as well as the atmosphere and value.
Unlike most other counter-service restaurants we’ve reviewed, Pizza Window is simply just a counter to go and order from. There’s no indoor seating and the outdoor seating is just whatever’s available on the Boardwalk. That’s not to say the atmosphere while sitting outside isn’t pleasant. Sitting along Disney’s Boardwalk is gorgeous anytime of the day. At night there is typically entertainment that guests can gather around to watch. The area is one of the prettier on Walt Disney World property and pulling up a chair to watch the boats pass by is a better atmosphere than most counter-service places offer. Whether the Pizza Window deserves credit for that is kind of beside the point I guess.
In this current pandemic age, grabbing a pizza and taking it to a nearby hotel room is a solid option. That’s exactly what we did while dining here. Honestly, this is one of Pizza Window’s main draws – convenience. With a lack of quality counter-service options in the Boardwalk area, getting a late dinner here is convenient and easy. Maybe not a ringing endorsement but I imagine most guests who dine here come from neighboring hotels.
Moving to the food, Pizza Window doesn’t offer much in the way of variety. Here’s a look at the menu.
Walt Disney World has a few categories of pizza. There’s bad counter-service pizza that seemingly comes straight out of a freezer into the oven. There’s freshly made counter-service pizza at Pizza Ponte, one of our favorite Disney Springs options. Several table-service restaurants offer slightly overpriced pizza with varying degrees of success, our favorite of which is Via Napoli. Then there’s flatbreads which seemingly half of all counter-service options serve.
So where does the Boardwalk Pizza Window fit into those categories? Well, I don’t think the pizza is frozen so that’s a win. If it was frozen then they hid it well. Sadly, it being fresh was the main positive. Let’s take a look at the individual pieces.
I ordered the Sausage and Mushroom pizza. Both ingredients were a little on the rubbery side, especially the sausage. There was a nice spice that came with the sausage though and the mushrooms balanced it out in terms of flavor. The crust was surprisingly flakey and neither the cheese or sauce were overpowering. I liked the way it was cooked but I didn’t find it to be anything too impressive. Since dining here, it seems as if the window has moved from personal pizzas to large slices. $8.99 for a large slice of this isn’t a very good deal but probably enough to fill you up.
The Veggie Pizza had a little more balance of flavor and the texture was slightly better. This came with peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms and onions. Again, everything appeared to be fresh but not full of flavor by any means. This was cooked well enough too.
Last was the Cheese Pizza and I thought this was the worst of the offerings. Maybe the extra ingredients helped block some of the actual pizza taste out of the other ones but I didn’t think the cheese here was very good. By no means was this the worst pizza I’ve had at Disney World but I wouldn’t recommend it.
The Veggie and Sausage and Mushroom slices are $8.99 while the Cheese Pizza is $7.99. Large pizzas are $22.99 or $20.99 for Cheese. That’s a decent value to feed a family of three or four, if you can all agree on a topping. There is much better food to be had but if you’re caught in a pinch then this would do the trick.
Therein lies my overall thought of the restaurant. Disney’s Boardwalk is great but really lacks in counter-service offerings, especially at night. That’s about the only time I’d recommend eating here, as there’s much better options throughout Walt Disney World. As you can see, the Pizza Window rates pretty low among our counter-service rankings.
Overall Rating – 6.5/10
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