Mickey’s Dragon Pizza

I tried very hard to find criticisms of Mickey’s. I came up with two: the wait for each pizza is longer than ideal (20-30 minutes), and the seating is too crammed to be comfortable. But not only are these issues easily avoidable (by ordering ahead and eating the food at home), they are far outweighed by the simply phenomenal pizza you’ll eat. If the price I have to pay for a world class meal is a long wait and a crowded restaurant, it’s a price I’ll gladly pay.

Although Mickey’s does offer traditional flat crust pizza, their deep dish pizzas are their specialty, and you’d be missing out if you didn’t go with that option. Their selection of signature offerings is impressive in its variety and quality — from their Meat King to their Fresh Greek to their unorthodox “Mango Tango”, there are a number of high quality pre-made options to choose from. I recommend going with a combination of toppings you know you’ll like at first, but the exceptional quality of every pizza gives me the confidence to assuredly experiment in future visits. If there’s anyone who can make mango on pizza taste good, it’s probably Mickey’s.

What makes their pizza so good? It all starts with the crust. Rather than be the part everyone avoids, the crust of each pizza is impressive in its own right — a perfect medium between dessert pie crust and soft baked bread. Top it with copious amounts of cheese and tomato sauce and stuff it with the selected toppings (so that they’re actually inside each slice), and you have an exceptional deep dish pizza.

This is further enhanced by the quality of the toppings. Whether you opt for fresh tomatoes, caramelized onions, or even mangos, you won’t be disappointed with the taste of the final product. The (halal) meat options are probably the lowest quality of the possible toppings, but they’re still excellent in their own right, making the opportunity to load your pizza with steak or chicken even more appealing.

Mickey’s makes the best pizza I’ve ever had. The incredible variety of options means you’ll be able to craft any pizza you can think of and the quality of every topping and specialty pizza is a near-guarantee that you’ll enjoy it.

Mickey’s is located at 1900 Lakeshore Rd. West. For more information, visit their website at http://feedyourdragon.com/index.php

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