Walking in, Waldo Pizza looked every bit the neighborhood pizza joint I'd hoped it would be. Dark wood abounds, but so do whimsical touches like the playing cards on the ceiling and the Trivial Pursuit cards on the tables. The vintage album covers in the bathroom are a fun retro touch as well.
We were starving after the race, so we went the easiest, quickest route by opting for the affordable (7.99!) lunch buffet. This buffet served up several of their specialties and we were quite excited that the thin-crust veggie was one of the options. A well-stocked salad bar is also part of the buffet and the house garlic ranch topped it off quite well. The veggie pizza with artichokes, black olives, sweet red peppers and onions was excellent, with a good balance of sauce and cheese and perfectly seasoned.
Choice can't be mentioned without mentioning another integral part of the Waldo Pizza menu: a truly impressive list of vegan and gluten-free options. They offer a gluten-free crust (made with tapioca, eggs, soy milk and rice flour) made locally at Olivia's Oven. For the vegan options, they include Daiya or Follow Your Heart vegan cheeses for the pizza. You gotta love a neighborhood pizza joint with an all-inclusive menu like this one. If I lived closer, I'd hang there much mote often.
So go, and check out Waldo Pizza. It was the perfect post-run grub for us.