Mesa Pizza

Twin Cities, Minnesota


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I have no idea why this place is so highly rated. I had the vegan pizza, and it was decent but nothing exciting. They don't offer Daiya, nor do they have any interesting mock meat toppings. It's tomato sauce and veggies, and neither the crust nor the sauce is particularly amazing.

That said, it's not bad either, and if you're in the neighborhood it's a reasonable option. But given a choice, I would always pick one of Luce, Galactic, or Punch, all of which have higher quality and more exciting options.

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I thought the vegan pizza here would have soy or rice cheese, but it does not. It doesn't have mockmeat toppings either. That said, they had one slice left of their "vegan pizza", which has a perfectly light and crispy crust, a semi-sweet and salty red sauce, and a TON of grilled vegetables as toppings (zucchini, bell peppers, artichoke, mushrooms, onions, etc.). The slice, costing only $3, was quite good. That said, it's usually not available; you have to ask them to make you a slice, which takes 10-15 minutes.

I'm not sure this place qualifies as "vegan-friendly" simply because it was smart enough to realize it's in Dinkytown and should offer at least one vegan item, but the quality of the taste and the reasonable price for the slice makes this a good joint. Also, they're open late, which is great if you're out and about at night. If they only start adding soy cheese and some mockmeat toppings (Galactic Pizza and Pizza Luce have both), this place would get a lot more patronage from at least one vegan.

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I finally got to stop in to check out this fabled "vegan pizza by the slice" that I kept hearing rumors about. Lo and behold - there is was! $3 for a GIANT, floppy slice of grilled veggies with a great crust and sauce. I was walking around Dinkytown, and this was the perfect food to accompany me on my journey.

I enjoyed being able to just have one slice of pizza rather than having to order a whole pizza to carry around or no pizza at all. Great addition to Dinkytown and I look forward to my next slice or whole pizza!

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