Restaurant Review – The Pizza Machine

This review is from a meal we had from The Pizza Machine, in Merchant City, Glasgow on Tuesday 26th October 2021. Enjoy! 

So as soon as I learned that this was a thing I was eager to go, but circumstrance combined with its location just outside of the main city centre meant that I kept missing my chance to visit, but after learning that it may be taken away due to not having full planning permission I decided I’d best go try it out just in case it’s not around much longer.

In case you missed the initial press about this, The Pizza Machine has been around since November 2020, it gained additional traction when Honey Keenan, A Glasgow Student posted a TikTok video about it, which you can check out here. I think I was first alerted to it’s existence when Glasgow Live wrote a piece about it, and ypou can check that out here. But anyway, The Pizza Machine or as I’ve been affectionately calling it ‘The Pizza Robot’ is a hole in the wall vending machine which serves a variety of Pizzas to the discerning customer. First off, beyond the novelty of having your pizza made fresh, by a machine, while you wait. It’s also amazing for two specific groups of people, those with social anxiety who dislike or are uncomfortable interacting with people, and for people who for whatever reason want pizza after the takeaways shut, so its ideal for after the pubs or for a hearty snack during a late night study session. It’s awesome and I’m super glad that I managed to finally try it. I hope that the people behind it are able to follow through on their plans to open up other Pizza machines all across Scotland. But for now, they have this one based in Glasgow, in Merchant City, at the junction of Blackfriars Street and High Street.

So we ordered Pepperoni Pizza for our first visit but we will make an effort to try all of the pizzas on offer from The Pizza Machine, and I will update this review as we add more to it.

Pepperoni Pizza
So it cooked really fast, I thought they were estimating with the 3 minutes and we’d be left waiting but no it was as quick as promised and even gave us a convenient timer until completion. When it came out it was pipping hot, so be careful when holding the box and taking that first bite. It had a really lovely, thin crust. and the cheese was tangy and flavourful, blending well with the rich sauce. And it wasn’t overly greasy like some pepperoni pizzas can be. It was very tasty and me and Tori polished it off very quickly on our walk back to George Square so that Tori could indulge her addiction to Tempo Tea. My only complaint if I had one is that the pizza is not pre-sliced meaning there’s no easy way to eat it without letting it cool down sufficiently to tear it by hand. So yeah, it was located within walking distance of the city centre, quick and easy to use, makes great pizza and at £10 its fair and reasonably priced for a decent sized and tasty pizza.

You can find The Pizza Machine on Facebook and Instagram, so make sure and give them a follow. You can also find them via their website by clicking here. Lastly, this review was written by Thomas Neil and Victoria Anderson so click on one of those links to check out more from those authors.

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