Our party of 7 stopped for lunch one day at the Flying Saucer Pizza Company. We ordered Space Balls as an appetizer (6 per order) but were not really impressed with this choice. They are essentially small knots of fried pizza dough, presumably covered with rosemary (did not taste a hint of this), garlic (slightly), and parmesan (yes, there was shaved parmesan that did not stick to the knots, just shaved on top and most fell to the plate. The accompanying sauce was okay, but not out of this world.
Two pizzas were ordered- the Vision with what was described as a walnut pesto / saucer cheese blend (4 cheeses), fresh mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, and balsamic fig drizzle. This pizza was delicious! I couldn't detect any walnut flavor in the pesto, but it was still tasty. The cheeses were flavorful, and the balsamic drizzle really was a great addition to this pizza. Even the young kids in our party preferred this to the one they ordered for themselves. The build your own pizza was our second pizza choice. The kids chose the saucer cheese blend, olives, red peppers, and mushrooms. They asked for the ranch drizzle on the side and all enjoyed dipping the pizza in the sauce. They ended up taking off the red peppers which were roasted; they were expecting fresh. The discarded peppers were eaten by the adults at the table that happen to prefer roasted to fresh. The crust of both pizzas were tasty. Some in our party ordered lemonade, which appeared to have been freshly made. It was tangy, sour, and just the right amount of sweet.
While the meal, overall, was enjoyed, the service seemed to be slow and not very attentive. The establishment was not busy at the time we visited, so I don't know what was causing the delay in our ordering, food arriving, and general attention to diners.
The decor is fun with it's sci-fi theme, but I was expecting more. From descriptions that I'd read, I felt that it would be a really unique experience as far as theme.
We did not try desserts on our visit, but both choices sounded tasty. There was outdoor seating overlooking a small courtyard area and a main road in downtown Salem. We chose to dine inside due to the heat outside and the size of our party.
I think it's great that there are plenty of vegan and vegetarian options as well as adaptions for those on a gluten-free diet.