Did you do a double-take when you read the title? Good, because this is not something you want to miss! Nestled in downtown Robbinsdale, Minnesota, Pig Ate My Pizza (or, affectionately, PAMP) is a pizza kitchen and brewery.
Named as one of the Best Pizza Places in the US by Time and Food & Wine magazine, Pig Ate My Pizza is not your ordinary pizzeria.
They serve craft pizzas with locally sourced ingredients in an arrangement of mouth-watering, unique flavor profiles. You can wash your pizza down with an ice-cold, brewed in-house beer or a crisp cocktail.
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As far as first impressions, PAMP does not disappoint. Their poppy, pink storefront immediately invites you to take a closer look. Upon further investigation, you’ll find a hearty list of 10-11 inch pizzas that are carefully curated and thoughtfully named.
There’s a lovely list of add-ons and even the option to enjoy your pizza gluten-free! And if pizza isn’t your thing? There is a variety of small plates and desserts to delve into. Their drink list is overflowing (pun intended) and is a perfect way to pair your pizza.
The staff is nothing short of incredible, and they are welcoming from the moment you walk in the door. If the pizza does not leave you wanting more, the staff’s helpful, fun, energetic demeanor will leave you craving more.
It’s easy to see why the staff is always smiling and upbeat. PAMP cares. There is an 18% Fair Wage & Wellness Service fee added to all orders (pickup included).
Now That’s a Pizza Pie
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Pizzas come in different shapes, sizes, and styles. But at PAMP, they sell the pizzas as 10-11 inches in diameter. This size will feed 1-2 people, but you will not want to share—promise.
It’s an internal battle to choose only one of their pizzas, but here are a few to consider:
They have everything from “The Plane” Cheese pizza—a plain cheese pizza with tomato sauce, plenty of cheese, and zero frills—the perfect pizza for the pickiest of eaters. A popular amongst all ages is the Piggy Pie with savory toppings of slightly crispy pork, pepperoni, and a bacon emulsion. This pie is finished with lightly toasted black pepper, fennel, and oregano.
The classic flavors transport you to a terrace somewhere in the middle of Italy surrounded by a stunning vista. Seriously, it’s that good.
For a unique Pacific twist, try the Pig-cific Rim—a pizza that features a smooth, savory coconut curry, topped with chicken, bacon, onion, garlic, a drizzle of sweet soy, fragrant herbs, and lime. Or the Bay O’ Pigs, which is a pizza that is inspired by a Cuban sandwich. It has pulled pork, ham, a creamy mustard gruyere sauce, zesty mustard pickles, a cheese blend, and adobo seasoning.
If you are vegan or vegetarian, PAMP has options for you. You can select a vegan sausage or vegan cheese from their list of add-ons to create a pizza that suits your dietary needs. Being vegan or vegetarian doesn’t mean skipping out on flavor or fun.
Crust or No Crust?
Here’s a hot topic pizza debate: eat the crust or leave it on your plate? Even if you’re not a crust person, you will want to give PAMP’s a try. Their dough is prepared and then left to rest in a fridge for two days!
Resting the dough for two days allows it to develop a mellow, yeasty flavor.
Once the dough is well-rested, it is placed on the counter to proof at room temperature for two hours. With the dough proofed, rested, and rolled out, it makes its way to a 650-degree brick pizza oven.
The crust comes out with a gorgeous, evenly cooked, crispy texture. The first bite into the crust reveals that its exterior is slightly crusty with a warm, fluffy interior.
Family Fun for Everyone at Pig Ate My Pizza
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PAMP is the perfect place to take the entire family. Lunchtime is a quiet time where the family can enjoy their Minnesota-style screened porch dining area. Enjoy your pizza in the Minnesota summer breeze.
Garage-style windows allow for ample light and airflow for a pleasant dining experience for everyone. Literally, PAMP is fun for the entire family, including your fur baby. They are welcome to tag along and join you in dining alfresco on the outside patio.
The best thing about pizza is its ease, and if dining in isn’t your thing, you can order ahead online and take your pizzas to go. They are the best to order and bring home to a family movie night. Melt into the couch and enjoy your pizza in the comfort of your own home.
Their curbside pickup is quick, easy, and painless. Everything you need when you’re on a time crunch and just want to get home to do dinner and bedtime.
PAMP offers several weekly specials, one being their buy 2 get 1 crowler deal (B2G1). A deal that is good any day of the week, when you purchase two beer crowlers, you get the third half off. If you’re ordering online, use the discount code: “B2G1”.
They also have a healthcare workers lunch special. If you are dining in for lunch from 12 to 3 p.m. on weekdays, you can receive a free salad with any pizza order (with proof you’re in the healthcare industry).
Try out their Saturday burger special. Every Saturday, PAMP offers a one-day-only burger (or maybe sandwich) special. To stay in the know, you can follow them on Instagram or Facebook, where they post their specials.
Pig Ate My Pizza has many mitigation efforts in effect to reduce the risk of spreading germs. There is a system for contactless ordering. You can order via a QR code from your table and have your pizza arrive right at your table. Or you can order at their service counter (masks required).
Both their indoor and outdoor dining provides an ample distance between you and other patrons.
Pig Ate My Pizza, The Perfect Pizza Place
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PAMP will leave both you and your kiddos craving more with their ingenious flavor combinations and inventive presentations (like pepperoni roses). It’s a great way to spend the afternoon or a family movie night.
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