Those of you who have been reading the blog for a while probably realize I don’t order pizza at Disney unless it’s not the ubiquitous “flying saucer” pizza, with its thick crust and cardboard flavor. Fortunately, there are other items to order at Pizzafari in Animal Kingdom that aren’t said pizza.
In early 2013, I tried a Hot Italian Deli Sandwich at Catalina Eddie’s at Hollywood Studios. One reader mentioned that they too had ordered it once, thinking it would be like the Hot Italian-style Sandwich served at Pizzafari, which, to their dismay, wasn’t. I’d only ordered their Breakfast Panini and Breadsticks from the restaurant at this point, but the lunch and dinner sandwich was still on my agenda of “items to order at pizza places that aren’t pizza.”
First off, the sandwich is huge. This is an easy one to split for those with less than hearty appetites. It’s stacked with ham (and I’m finding the ham on the quick service menus to be very salty, such as with the Egg, Ham and Cheese Flatbread at Tamu Tamu Refreshments), turkey, provolone, tomato, and Caesar Salad.
A touch of pesto also made an appearance, but the heavily dressed greens resulted in and overly-salty, soggy cover-up for any hint of brightening that pesto can bring. The bread was decent, and had I been eating this whole, I’m sure the saltiness would have mellowed slightly, but nixing carbs made this too salty for me to finish with a fork and knife.
Would I order it again? I’m not sure. Perhaps, if I’m going to eat the bread. But if I’m eating bread, I think I’d rather get the breadsticks, maybe alongside their entree sized Caesar Salad (easy on the dressing). I still think it’s a better option than this 😉 :
Here’s a look at the most recent menu:
For those in the same boat as me regarding Disney pizza (and Matt isn’t quite in the boat – he at least doesn’t mind the stuff), there are other options available. Personally, there are other quick service restaurants I’d prefer over Pizzafari in the park, but sometimes with crowds or famished members of your party, you have to make do with what’s close and more manageable.
Do you stick with pizza at places like Pizzafari, or do you tend to try other items available?