The Food Spy: Jason’s Pizza

3-22-23: Jason’s Pizza

Participant #1

I am particular about my pizza. If it isn’t Papa Gino’s or homemade, odds are that I won’t like it. Jason’s Pizza didn’t knock my socks off, but it was fairly enjoyable. The most important factor of whether I’ll enjoy pizza is the crust. On a sliding scale of fluffy, airy crust to flat, crispy crust, Jason’s Pizza falls slightly on the crispy side. The edge of the crust was a little airy, which made it more enjoyable than a standard-fare Domino’s style pizza. Other than the crust, the cheese and overall sight of the pizza reminded me of Domino’s. If you enjoy that kind of pizza, you’ll most likely enjoy Jason’s.

I also had a few chicken wings. They were almost as greasy as the pizza, and the skin was crispier than I would have preferred. I am even more particular on chicken wings than I am with pizza, but they were serviceable for a pizza place. If you’re not too picky about where you get your pizza and wings from, you could certainly do worse.

Participant #2

As a WSU student, one has to wonder if there is a pizza location that delivers on-campus. Jason’s Pizza is nestled on the first floor of a three-decker at 113 June Street, Worcester. I called to put in my order, and the person on the other line was very courteous when answering my questions. We ordered two large pizzas (one cheese and one pepperoni), curly fries, chicken wings, and a two-liter bottle of Ginger Ale. There was a special where you could order two one-topping pizzas and a two-liter soda for 25.99. The curly fries were $5, and the chicken wings (eleven count) were $11.50. The total cost was about $63 including tip for delivery. Within 45 minutes, our food was delivered. Although the driver forgot our soda, he quickly returned with paper plates and cups per request. 

Great customer service does not always mean an excellent taste of food. I wasn’t impressed with the two slices of pepperoni pizza I had. I love pizza! I just wasn’t in love with this pizza! The pizza had a thin crust, which is good for those that are not big fans of crust, but that also means that there was a thin layer of dough, and not the crunchy type. The sauce was not overpowering, and the cheese was just enough to be coated, add a layer of pepperoni. The pizza looked good, but the taste left something to be desired. I didn’t taste the curly fries or the wings, since neither of those are up my alley. I attempted to try the curly fries, but they just looked a bit undercooked for my taste.

Although I wasn’t fond of the taste at first, I would still order at least once more from here. It is within a 10-15 minute walking distance from Worcester State University, if you ever want to explore, there is a small dining area. Based on my telephone conversation, they were very friendly and not pushy. Enjoy!

Participant #3

When eating Jason’s Pizza at our New Worcester Spy meeting, I did not particularly find the pizza to be remarkable. I once again did the small experiment of not eating too much that day in order to see how well it would not only fill me, but also whether it would be worth the wait. Their wings on the other hand were very crunchy and there wasn’t a lot of fat to be seen around them. They came off the bone easily and while it was subtly obvious that they weren’t made from scratch, it still was an easy way to balance out the meal. I had about two slices of cheese pizza, both of which were about as normal as any other pizza chain I’ve come across. I’ve had wood-burned pizzas before, I’ve also had chain pizza restaurants like Domino’s or Pizza Hut and I believe that Jason’s falls in the middle. You can tell that these pizzas are handcrafted daily, but it seems that they are using an oven that is similar to that of a chain restaurant.

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