Planet Pizza is a smallish pizza chain with six other locations outside of Stamford. They offer online ordering, pizza by-the-slice, and are within walking distance of many office complexes in town. Not to be confused with Michelina's mythical 18" pie, Planet's pizza actually measures 18" in diameter and as it turns out, that's the only unique thing about it.
Establishment. We'd be hard pressed to say that the Planet Pizza experience doesn't feel like a manufactured one. Aside from the sub-par (read: slow, very slow) counter service, Planet Pizza offers a relatively delightful atmosphere with large, spotless tables, booths that can easily fit three to a side, and outdoor seating. Everything is arranged very methodically and as such, the restaurant can probably fit many, many more people than it's two stall parking lot allows for. That said, this antiseptic dining room has very little character and all the markings of a chain.
Pizza. Manufactured or not, Planet Pizza offers a pretty decent product. With a sizable, breadlike New York style crust, a generous sprinkling of slightly above average cheese, and moderately tasty sauce, Planet's product is good, hot out of the oven. Just good. Time is not kind to any of the parties involved, as everything loses too much of its zing once the behemoth pie begins to cool, including the topping of choice (sausage) which did not impress from the beginning.
The bottom line. Planet Pizza offers a big, average pizza and big, clean tables at which to eat it.
Hits the Spot: 7/10
Large Cheese: $13.99 (18")