PizzeRizzo announced for Disney's Hollywood Studios

Jul 15, 2016 in "PizzeRizzo"

Posted: Friday July 15, 2016 2:24pm EDT by WDWMAGIC Staff

Disney has today officially confirmed that PizzeRizzo will open in the Muppets Courtyard at Disney's Hollywood Studios later this year.

Taking over the space of the former Pizza Planet, PizzeRizzo will continue to offer quick service pizza and drinks when it opens in Fall 2016.

According to the announcement on the official Disney Parks Blog.

Rizzo The Rat owns and operates the pizzeria, where guests can grab a pizza pie and a cold drink. Enjoy a casual Italian-American dining experience in a whole new way, through the eyes of the lovable, wisecracking Muppet.

Walt Disney Imagineering hid hints of Rizzo, his extended family and friends who have visited PizzeRizzo over the years throughout the two-story quick-service location. In addition to the expansive indoor and outdoor seating area, guests will be able to dine in a “cheesy” banquet room, or take five in a special booth designated just for Rizzo’s celebrity friends.

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dhslxopDec 26, 2016

Last night we ate at Mama Melrose's, and this morning I received a survey specifically asking about my experiences at the restaurant. None of the questions were anything too out of the ordinary (mostly about service, quality of food, etc.) that would imply closing the restaurant, but I thought it could be interesting considering all of the possible changes at DHS. So far it's the only specific survey we've received over the past few days of eating in the parks.

gmajewDec 06, 2016

All very true but the making of dough etc for that scale of volume is the labor they don't want to spend as it is labor intensive. Any frozen pie shell you can buy is poor quality and the co oanynthey use is actually the best of the best in the industry for pizza products. For frozen quality.

flynnibusDec 05, 2016

It would be nearly impossible for this type of establishment to do something similar to blaze pizza. The volume that this QSR will produce compared to the average blaze is not even remotely close. On top of that the skill level of the pizza cook at blaze is high as training on that oven and producing a perfect product takes time and man power. So Disney had to create a pizza that was easily able to be consistent and produced fast and the same. So a wood fire oven in this type of setting is not possible. Scale horizontal... they charge enough to do so :) Or simply take away the customization and work on a forecast and queue. Pre-made doesn't have to be low quality. You just keep the time between bake and serving low. Focus on 'personal size' portions that allow you to amp up the # of units while reducing the loss from deadheads. Considering they are already working on 'deliver to table' systems, no need to try to turn an order around in 2mins while they stand at the table if you wanted to goto a customized menu too. But stick to the usuals.. or limit to toppings that can be added and reheated quickly.

UnpluggedDec 02, 2016

I can see the window signage now.... Kerfay Bork, Bork "Ferm der piggy ter der foosh, ver herb der url!" - The Swedish Chef Translation: Cafe' Bork, Bork "From the pork to the fish, we have it all!" - The Swedish Chef

Princess LeiaDec 01, 2016

There probably are, but they may not be able to disclose anything right now. It'll all come out eventually :)

WDWbuff2001Dec 01, 2016

So is there any sources as to what will happen

Princess LeiaDec 01, 2016

Still hoping for the Swedish Chef

danlb_2000Dec 01, 2016

I believe it was a joke.

WDWbuff2001Dec 01, 2016

Are you serious aboutr the ride? And if you are what source is it

DinoInstituteDec 01, 2016

Source A: New Great Muppet Movie Ride E-Ticket coming in its place!!! Source B: You can probably expect some new curtains sometime soon :P

Goofyque'Nov 30, 2016

The not knowing prompted my ADR in 2 weeks for Mama. Just in case. ;)

WhatJaneSaysNov 30, 2016

:cautious: I'm getting two very different stories right now, from equally reliable places, so I don't really know at the moment. But I'm not really expecting to hear anything new until after the 1st of the year.

WDWbuff2001Nov 29, 2016

Now on to mama melrose... what will happen to it...

Magicart87Nov 29, 2016

Even better... It's Rat Pizza!