Allen’s offers great pizza at great prices

mstucka@macon.comJuly 6, 2012 

As far as family friendly dining goes, Allen’s Stone-Baked Pizzeria delivers.

The Warner Robins pizzeria does deliver, of course, and has a thriving take-out business. But you can’t get a pizza fresher than one served at the location directly across from the Galleria’s movie theater.

The pizza you get will have a nicely baked thin crust and some pretty flavorful toppings. Some of us thought the sauce lacked flavor, coming out only with tomato and no basil or oregano accents. But of a Telegraph-backed taste panel, the smallest loved it. Elementary school-age kids put away the cheese pizza quickly. Teenagers inhaled breadsticks covered with garlic butter and bits of mozzarella.

Adults were pretty happy, too, even as their tastes strayed from the simplest flavors.

A co-worker loved a New York-style pizza with green peppers and sausage. “It was out of sight,” he noted.

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed a ham and onion pizza on one occasion. On another, when she had help from adults, she dug into the Grandma Garden, which substitutes olive oil for pizza sauce and adds spinach, mushrooms, onions, green peppers, black olives and tomatoes. That seemed to be a hit with the three people eating it.

Prices are reasonable, particularly for the larger pizzas. A basic cheese pizza runs about $9 for the 12-inch, $11 for the 14-inch and $13 for the 18-inch. For the specialty pizzas such as Grandma Garden, the same sizes are $13, $16 and $18. We fed three kids and three adults for about $44, which seemed reasonable.

The restaurant is decorated oddly. Some walls bear children’s tributes to Allen’s in crayon. Others feature movie posters, like one from “Scarface.” The regular tables are fine. The booths are horribly uncomfortable.

In recent weeks, Allen’s has changed its menu, adding spaghetti and more sub sandwiches. It also has salads, stuffed portobello mushrooms, cinnamon sticks and cannoli. But it’s the pizza that’s the draw at Allen’s, and you -- and any of your progeny -- won’t be disappointed.

And a word to the wise: Remember how the biggest pizzas are a better deal? It’s hard to find a better leftover cold pizza for breakfast than Allen’s. You can’t lose.

Allen’s Stone-Baked Pizzeria

Address: 115A Margie Drive, Warner Robins

Phone: 971-2604

Hours: 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, noon-9 p.m. Sundays

Payment: Cash, credit, debit

Smoking: No

Alcohol: No

Kids Menu: No, but all items are kid friendly

Noise Level: Moderate

Health Rating: 100

Price range: Entrees from $5.99

Rating: 3 1/2 stars

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