REVIEW: Is Connections Eatery’s Meatball Pizza a Must-Eat Item? YES.


I’m back at the recently-opened Connections Eatery in EPCOT’s World Celebration and I’ve just had something that you need to have. I’m serious. It’s a necessity. Friends, I humbly submit the Meatball Pizza for your consideration.

I know what you’re thinking. A slice of pizza? A slice of DISNEY PIZZA? That stuff is puffy and flavorless and very, very meh. Sell that slice to someone else; I’m not buying. And typically, you’d be right.

Friends, when the pictures of some of the menu items prior to the new quick service location’s opening date were released, I was instantly drawn to this slice of pizza. It just seemed different enough from what I’d seen on Disney property, and it promised a sauce made using San Marzano tomatoes and basil. It seemed fancy. I didn’t get around to trying the Meatball Pizza during my first visit to the restaurant, a travesty that I corrected today.

First of all, that crust. It’s made in-house in Connections’ pizza kitchen. It’s fresh, and pillowy on the inside and toasty on the outside. It’s exactly what you want a pizza crust to be. And in a Disney park, no less.

Then there’s the cheese. THAT CHEESE. It’s a mysteriously-named “cheese blend,” but it doesn’t even matter. It was ooey, gooey, and beautifully melted, and there was tons of it.

The beef and pork meatballs had a lovely deep level of flavor. So good, and so meaty, if that makes any sense. These are good (and substantially-sized) meatballs.

The pizza slice is served with a Mediterranean Side Salad. If you’re not a fan of olives, be sure to ask for them to be left off of the salad. The salad was fresh, and I enjoyed having a salad option as a side. The salad’s vinaigrette dressing is too light, though, and I found myself wanting it to pack more flavor.

The Meatball Pizza and Mediterranean Side Salad is $10.99, and while I’d love a somewhat larger piece for the price, I felt like I got a good value. And I’d get it again.

Please let me know your thoughts if you’re able to have the Meatball Pizza at Connections Eatery. Me? I loved every single bite.

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