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“Good pizza, slow service”

Flying Saucer Pizza Company
Ranked #10 of 226 Restaurants in Salem
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Pizza
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Dining options: After-hours, Delivery, Outdoor Seating
Description: Flying Saucer Pizza Company landed in downtown Salem on the historic date of August 3, 2012 - directly next to its sister restaurant Gulu-Gulu Cafe. The mission: to abduct traditional pizza and give it a healthy gourmet spin. Our eclectic pizza menu showcases a variety of fresh and local ingredients. With our designer pizzas inspired by available seasonal ingredients, our menu evolves and changes throughout the year. In addition to our great selection of New York style pizza, we serves great salads, beers, wines, and dessert! Charlie the Space Pug, the Flying Saucer's fearless leader, offers peace (and warm bellies) to all who enter - omnivores, vegetarians, vegans, and gluten-intolerant earthlings alike.
Reviewed 1 July 2016

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.

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Thank Rebecca O
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Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

First, we had the sweetest waitress! Second, the food was delicious and very reasonably priced! Third, when you take a bunch of self proclaimed high school nerds here, be ready for some excitement. Loved the set up! Thanks for a quick entertaining meal!

Thank Michelle M
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Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

This is a nice low key pizza joint. Sifi theme but not to much. My wife had a slice and I had 12 GF pizza. Her slice was bigger then my whole pizza. Also ordered GF pizza knots. What we got was not knots more like cheese covered garlic bread. These were very good the red sauce was great. My pizza was ok GF crust not very good, but cheese blend and red suace made up for this. Restrooms were not very clean. Seemed a better value for those not on gluten free diet.

Thank Barry E
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Reviewed 9 June 2016

When we were looking for a place to eat after looking at all the witch museums, we landed on this place. The Slurm drink was great as were the appetizers we got (garlic knots) but the real star here is the pizza. The topping were fresh, the sauce was great and the atmosphere, which is straight out of a Star Trek/Star Wars/Marvel/Dc world was pretty cool.

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Thank Frank L
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Reviewed 8 June 2016

I kinda plain when it comes to pizza so this place isn't really for me but just a plain cheese pizza is really good. The beer selection is great and always changing. The staff is fun and out going and the atmosphere is very eccentric!! It is definitely a once in a lifetime experience!!

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Thank Penelope1981
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