Once known as simply a decently priced pizza place and the first meal that Chunk’s mom from the Goonies brings him after his rescue, Domino’s has expanded their menu to include chicken, pastas, and desserts, thus giving people everywhere the ability to also expand their waistlines! This is great timing too, seeing as food delivery and takeout has never been more popular than it is right now in these crazy times. So, go grab a slice and some stretchy pants, while we count down the Top 10 Domino’s Menu Items, Ranked Worst to Best.
10. Italian Sausage Marinara Pasta
Smothered in perfectly crisped provolone cheese, this baked pasta dish is the best of the pastas that Domino’s has to offer. It all begins with al dente-cooked penne noodles that have been tossed with a zesty marinara sauce which leaves your tongue tingling, in a good way. Introduced to the menu in 2009, Domino’s used to give you the option to order their signature pasta dishes served in a crispy, pizza dough bread bowl, however, sadly, this has since been discontinued. The one trending downside of the Italian Sausage Marinara seems to be the overly sweet sauce. This appears to be a theme with Domino’s. People either love their sauce, or they don’t, but eat it anyway. What makes up for any of this pasta’s shortcomings is the amount of sausage slung into this dish. All of Domino’s pasta options come jam-packed with ingredients. Along with the Italian Sausage Marinara, they offer Chicken Alfredo, Chicken Carbonara, Pasta Primavera, or the very hip build it yourself option. This is not a dish to share, as it is on the smaller side, but it would make a good partner to any of the Top 10 pizza choices on this list. Bread bowl or not, this is a surprisingly tasty pasta dish.
9. Philly Steak Pizza
Whenever a pizza arrives with provolone cheese, you know it’s going to be good. Domino’s knows this and has mastered the art of putting provolone on almost all their dishes. This Philly Steak Pizza is no exception. Loaded with tender, premium sirloin steak slices, onions, crispy green peppers, mushrooms, provolone, and American cheese, this is a serious pizza lovers dream. An American cheese sauce is used here as a substitute for the more traditional, sweet, pizza sauce. If you can get over the fact that the pizza is first layered with, essentially, Cheez Whiz, then you may be able to really sink your teeth into this one. The hand-tossed thin crust holds up very well underneath the copious amount of ingredients. Philly Cheese Steak experts may be disappointed if they go in thinking this pizza is a true rendering of a Philly Cheese Steak sandwich. Many reviewers say they were skeptical to order this pizza but were pleasantly surprised by the taste and texture of the steak. Just don’t go into eating this pizza expecting something that tastes like it came straight out of Philadelphia. This pizza is also remembered as having one of the most popular commercials back in the early 1990s. A guy wants to show his bros how dumb his dog is by ringing a tiny bell, that he just so happens to have laying around, that makes his dog charge at him. He states dogs are “so predictable”. Cue the doorbell. All four guys jump up and charge the door, panting. Their Philly Steak Pizza has arrived! Why are they all so happy? It’s a medium. After the delivery driver warns them not to drool this time, the famous “get the door, it’s Domino’s” slogan closes out the commercial. So predictable – but yet so tasty.
8. Brooklyn Style Pizza
With pepperoni slices bigger than a toddler’s noggin, this Brooklyn Style pizza pie will transport you to well, Brooklyn. Actually, people that have had a pizza from Brooklyn say this does not compare in the least, but what do we know? Well, we do know this is a very good tasting pizza. It was introduced to the menu back in 2006 and quickly became a popular ordering choice. Extra-large slices of greasy, cheesy pizza cater to those who believe pizza slices should be folded in half to be eaten. Domino’s ensures this by cutting the pizza into six ginormous slices instead of the usual eight that comes when ordering a large. This specialty pizza starts with a small ball of pizza dough, stretched out to either a large or extra-large pie. Somewhere in the range between the crispy thin crust and the hand-tossed thin crust, the Brooklyn pizza crust uses cornmeal to gain its extra crisp. The cheese is the main draw here. With a blend of mozzarella and provolone cheeses, the Brooklyn style pizza is a feast for your arteries, giving you a salty aftertaste that is pure bliss. Even the ever-sweet sauce is overshadowed by cheese! Of all Domino’s menu pizza options, the Brooklyn Style is the godfather when it comes to provolone cheese. Many a pizza has tried to take over the title, however, they’ve never been heard from or seen again.
7. Marbled Cookie Brownie
You simply can’t have pizza without dessert. Or any meal for that matter. Domino’s Marbled Cookie Brownies are like two desserts in one. This recipe takes milk chocolate chunk cookies and blends them with a fudgy, gooey brownie. Yes, please! The crunchy edges are the best part of this dessert. Once you bite through the delectable crisp, your taste buds are then assaulted with a moist, chewy center that will make you want to slap away any hands that try to reach for more. The brownie is the more overpowering taste here. The supposed chocolate chunks of the cookie are few and far between resulting in bursts of too-sweet bites when one does come across one. While eating more than two brownies will guarantee you’ll fall into a sugar coma and require a food nap, reheating the leftovers the next day for breakfast will be as equally satisfying as the night before. Some reviewers say that the best way to eat this dessert is by pairing the brownie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. The order comes with nine pieces, coming in at 190 calories per brownie. Remember that, because you will have to restrain yourself from devouring the entire dish.
6. Crispy Bacon & Tomato Specialty Chicken
We’re really not sure what qualifies this dish as special, but it made the list nonetheless. Domino’s takes twelve pieces of heavily battered chicken, lines them up on parchment in two rows, and, seemingly, throws on whatever the pizza-eater ordered. The Crispy Bacon & Tomato is the best of the specialty chicken. The presentation here is not that visually appealing, but if you can look past the almost translucent chicken, it rates pretty high on the taste meter. The sun-dried tomatoes seem to have been dried on Mars, but really, there aren’t enough tomatoes on this dish to really be bothered by it. The cheese is what holds it, literally, together. Like glue. It is so dense that spillage onto the parchment paper is a given. But don’t fret! The caramelized cheese that frames this surprisingly small dish is the tastiest part! But watch out for those calories. Only four small pieces of chicken will run you 220 calories. Along with the Crispy Bacon and Tomato, this “special” chicken has three other options. Classic Hot Buffalo, Spicy Jalapeño & Pineapple, and Sweet BBQ Bacon.
5. ExtravaganZZa Feast Pizza
Loaded with what seems like everything they could find in the fridge, the ExtravaganZZa Feast Pizza is a sight to behold and definitely not for the faint of heart. Pepperoni, ham, Italian sausage, beef, black olives, green peppers, mushrooms, and onions are piled high on this pizza. One could say they’ve eaten all their required food groups for the day with a single slice! Too much? Maybe. It’s as though they’ve loaded up a confetti cannon of toppings and let it fly! This pizza is not a calorie-friendly option, however, and it also has the most sodium out of all the pizzas on the menu. This pizza is stacked with so many ingredients that unfortunately, the crust suffers and becomes a sad, moist slab of dough. An ordering tip from a Domino’s employee? Ask for the pizza to be well done. This will crisp up that sloppy dough. The saltiness of the meats provides relief from the overly sweet tomato sauce and balances it all out. If not eaten piping hot from the oven, though, the ExtravaganZZa does cool down very quickly. That said, once you manage to shove a slice of this in your face, the ingredients blend together superbly. Just eat it fast. The very best part of this pizza? You will never be able to say ExtravaganZZa normally again!
4. Stuffed Cheesy Bread
This is by and large one of the most delicious item on the menu – unless Domino’s boxed up all the crispy bits of cheese that got stuck to the parchment paper in the bottom of the box, which would most likely be the number one choice. They are a snack all on their own. The stuffed cheesy bread is exactly how it sounds. It takes Domino’s famous breadsticks and generously stuffs them with one of three filling options: Cheese, Bacon and Jalapeño or Spinach and Feta Cheese. Topped with a perfectly browned combination of mozzarella and cheddar cheeses, this specialty bread has a perfectly fluffed pillowy interior, ensuring it has a very satisfying texture. It claims the outer shell of the bread has been seasoned with a sprinkle of garlic, parsley, and Romano cheese, however, many reviewers really couldn’t pick up on those flavors. The just cheese option is good, if not a little bland. Cure this by dunking your cheesy bread into one of Domino’s dipping sauces. The other two options are best enjoyed on their own. No sauce needed. The Bacon and Jalapeño bread is stuffed with beautiful pickled peppers that give the eater both a distinct heat and a touch of fruitiness. The bacon, on the other hand, is a tad on the…floppy side? A little too thick and chewy. The spinach and feta option is your best bet. The feta assaults your tastebuds, sending a salty kick right to your palate. This claims to be a side dish but it’s so good, just order all three options and call it dinner.
3. Pacific Veggie Pizza
With nary a piece of meat in sight, you’ve got to be a lover of vegetables to gnaw on this pizza. Domino’s ambitiously piles the Pacific Veggie Pizza with six varieties of veg. (Technically, five veggies and one fruit) From the moment the red, blue, and white box enters the house, your nose is consumed with the most delicious aroma. If this was a list counting down the best smelling pizzas of all time, the Pacific Veggie would bring home the win every time. It all starts with a rustic, crispy, hand-tossed thin crust. Domino’s signature sweet tomato sauce comes next. Three different kinds of cheese make you forget all about, what was that? Oh, right, meat! Roasted red peppers, baby spinach, onions, thick mushrooms, perfectly diced tomatoes, and black olives are layered in between feta cheese, provolone, and mozzarella. As always, Dominos claims all of their vegetables are 100% fresh and all of their cheeses are 100% cheese. Phew! The chunks of feta cheese bring this pizza to another level. Gritty and salty, it’s the metaphorical grandma of the menu. It just brings everything together. While not particularly a healthy option, with 201 calories a slice, this is definitely on the lower end of the dieter’s spectrum. This is a truly hearty slice of pizza, aimed to please carnivores and vegetarians alike.
2. Chocolate Lava Crunch Cake
Molten Chocolate. Or can we say: pure bliss. Crunchy on the outside, warm, gooey, and fudgy on the inside, these little cakes are so decadent that even Marie Antoinette would be impressed. The fact that a pizza place produces this, let’s hope whoever makes these are given a generous bonus each year! Said to be invented in the 1980’s “by accident”, the lava cake was considered a pricey dessert option. Only people willing to spend some serious dough to enjoy a half baked cake would get to experience them. It wasn’t until 1997 when Disney World started selling these, that the masses could savor the lava cake. And the rest is molten history. These pucks of heaven come in a single or double option. Don’t bother ordering the single cake, you will regret it. If you’re lucky, the lava cakes will still be toasty warm when your fork slices through them. Or, when you shove them in your mouth before you even get the pizza home for dinner. Many reviewers admitted to actually eating both cakes before they tuck into their pizzas, just to ensure they taste the magic of the warm fudge. If you’re lucky enough, your local Domino’s serves these cakes with an icing dipping sauce. And, just to be sure you’re getting the sugar high you expect from these cakes, Domino’s piles on the powdered sugar as well. You’re welcome.
1. BBQ Chicken Feast Pizza
Alas, we’ve arrived at the top when it comes to the Domino’s Menu. The BBQ Chicken Feast pizza is by far the most popular item on the entire menu. It is also one of the unhealthiest. Perhaps this is why it is number one? It seems some always gravitate to the most unhealthy options on the menu, and this Domino’s pizza is no exception. When asked which pizza was the most requested, a Domino’s employee said, without taking even the slightest moment to consider, that it was the BBQ Chicken Feast. It arrives warm and smothered in an extremely flavorful BBQ sauce. Once that tangy, dark sauce hits your tongue, all is right with the world. The all-white-meat chicken pizza is topped with generous amounts of chicken, bacon, onions, green peppers, and of course, Domino’s blend of mozzarella and cheddar cheeses. Each slice of pizza is jammed packed with ingredients, making it a little on the heavy side. The standout here is the green peppers. They are a prominent presence and thank goodness for that. Nobody does green pepper quite like Domino’s. Always fresh tasting and slightly crispy, even after reheating a slice the next day. Domino’s must have a green pepper field that produces only the tastiest peppers in the land. They are magicians. Just be sure to grab napkins. There will be no time for breathing while inhaling this beast of a pizza.