Munchie has been wanting to go play games at an arcade, and I hadn’t checked out Peter Piper Pizza yet, so we decided after church we would check it out.
It didn’t open until 11am (I know, the horror! We wake up ridiculously early), so we drove in circles for a bit. We still arrived a bit early so we waited for the doors to open and some of the birthday parties to go in. Peter Piper Pizza is located at 12851 W Bell Rd, in the same parking lot as Other Mother’s.
When you first go in, there is a counter you can order food, drinks and tokens from. It was a bit jumbled when we ordered-I don’t think the staff was quite ready for everyone to come in, but they were pleasant and polite and apologized. We ended getting a kids meal for each of our kids (pizza and drink and 2 coins) and my husband and i got salads.
The eating area is very large and expansive. There were many parties set up, and it was very clean.
They had TVs with sports on and free wifi. They also had beer, but I’m pretty sure it was not a craft beer-as it just had listed “beer”.
I ordered 100 coins and got these two 50 coin pieces. Thankfully there was another customer around that I could ask what I did with these. I knew putting them in one of the games would probably be bad. There is a machine near the prize desk that you put these in to get the 50 tokens each. Kind of made sense. I didn’t really understand how the cashier would give out 100 of these unless they were pre wrapped like pennies. However, that would have made more sense. Anyhow….don’t put these copper/brown ones in a game. Use gold tokens.
We had a little time to wait while our food was being made, so we played some games. Giggles was our big winner! Munchie and I played air hockey which was pretty fun. The table is metal so it clinked a lot. Dimples liked riding in a car that they had, but had no clue how to play it. A few of the games were broken, but mostly in good shape. when
We had a buzzer for when our food would be ready, so my hubby grabbed it while I wrangled the other three to the table. Peter Piper Pizza was very clean, but the food was not so great. My kids ate the pizza without complaint. Our salads were ok-nothing special. I ate a piece of leftover pizza and thought it was awful. I know they aren’t going for gourmet. My husband tried to cut up the pizza and it was so hot when it first came out that it melted the plastic fork. So, the pizza is REALLY hot, and the plastic utensils REALLY don’t cut. Paper plates and plastic wear were standard.
After the kids gobbled down their food, we used the restrooms. The women’s restroom was small and did not have a changing table, but there was a family restroom. I’m sort of torn between that being a good or bad thing. There was a HUGE roll of toilet paper on the back of the toilet in the women’s room, which had disaster written all over it. I’m not sure if the holder was broken or they bought the wrong sized toilet paper, but I saw it getting tugged into the toilet. Luckily it wasn’t on my watch with my child, otherwise, I don’t know exactly what I would have done!
Hubby cashed in the tickets. You have to make sure they aren’t folded or it won’t count them! It’s a bit finicky and can be tricky to get them in, especially if your children won one or two tickets. Two of the three machines were jammed when we were there. Best to have an adult do this part if possible!
We exchanged our tickets for three solar system glow in the dark packs to put in the kids rooms and a few lollipops. The girl at the counter was SO very patient with my kids and I could even see her smirk a bit when I put the kabosh on the huge lollipops as a prize.
All in all our visit was pretty good. The restaurant itself was pretty clean although the bathrooms could have been a bit more updated (they weren’t dirty but looked worn). It wasn’t busy and the machines were clean and the staff was pleasant. The food could use a lot of work, but my kids ate it.
Peter Piper Pizza
12851 W Bell Rd, Surprise, AZ