Pizza at Sauced on Paseo in Oklahoma City

Sauced on Paseo: pizza made to order by the slice

by | August 25, 2011 | 9 Comments


Sauced on Paseo

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2912 Paseo Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73103

Exterior of Sauced on Paseo in Oklahoma City

Sauced on Paseo’s slogan reads “Patio, Pizza, Beer.” They had me at hello. In all honesty, I am a simple pizza kind of girl. Not because I am picky, but just because I think the basic pizza can’t be beat. I mean, cheese and pepperoni is pretty dang tasty. This is why (emphasis on just my own personal preference here) I don’t particularly like places that specialize in what I call “fancy pizzas.”

The beauty of a place like Sauced on Paseo is that you can get whatever you want … on a single slice. Yep, you heard me right. Pizza to order and by the slice. No longer are you doomed to take whatever has been sitting under the heat lamp at other pizza-by-the-slice establishments.

Slices are $3.50 each for plain cheese, pepperoni, or Italian sausage. Additional toppings can be added at $0.25 each. It’s not cheap pizza, but the slices are big, New York style and begging to be folded over and eaten sideways. Most recently my husband and I tried four different slices, and let me say up front — that is a lot of food.

I got a slice of the chicken enchilada pizza (see a pic) which was completely unique and tasted like the real deal. Green chili sour cream pizza sauce? Count me in! All I needed was some Tapatio and I would have been in heaven.

I also ordered a piece of what my husband calls “The Jennifer” — green peppers, red onions and mushrooms (see a pic). This slice offends his meat-loving sensibilities so I don’t get to order it often (again, I emphasize the beauty of ordering pizza by the slice). The crust was crisp, toppings were fresh, and cheese was gooey. In other words, it was perfect.

My husband had a slice of The Full Monty. This slice included pepperoni, Italian sausage, cappacola, bacon, meat this, meat that, more meat … oh, and some cheese and red sauce (see a pic). He thought it was a little heavy on the meat (which is fairly surprising for him) but enjoyed the flavors. He preferred his slice of the Spartacus, which sports feta cheese, roma tomatoes, banana peppers, artichokes, kalamata olives, green peppers, fresh oregano and romesco sauce (see a pic). This Greek concoction loaded on the toppings, but was worth the effort to eat.

Next time we go I really want to try the Suicide Pie which has eight pieces representing each of the restaurant’s eight favorite pizzas. While my husband was a little disturbed that the suicide didn’t include every topping piled onto every piece (a true suicide, he claims) I love the idea of getting one pizza and trying multiple combinations.

Sauced is the most recent venture of Joe Jungmann and Lesley Rawlinson, who operate Paseo Grill across the street, a private dining space The Reserve (also in the Paseo neighborhood) and the Whole Enchilada Café downtown. The restaurant has existed in the neighborhood since 2007 under different management. In 2010, Jungmann and Rawlinson bought the space intent on keeping the community vibe Sauced has always had, but upping the quality and variety of the food.

The atmosphere at Sauced on Paseo is truly unique. From the red-checkered tablecloths to the board games piled in the corner to the graffiti art walls, it is clear this is a place people like to hang out. The night we were there most recently (a Wednesday night) the place was packed with an eclectic crowd, many of whom were there for live poetry readings. Honestly, the best way to describe it is that it is exactly the kind of place you would want to and expect to find in a city’s arts district. Small and quirky with a mix of people from all walks of life.

Sauced has a nice drink offering, including a number of hot teas, coffees, Italian sodas, wines, and an awesome beer selection including some microbrews. I have had a few of their appetizers and have been less than impressed. The star here is clearly the pizza. The place is also a little hot on summer days. I’m not sure if it is always that way or if they were just having A/C problems on the days I went.

Best of all, we were told that they are starting delivery in September of 2011, with boundaries from Penn Ave. to Broadway and 50th St. to Reno Ave. In other words, I will soon be able to enjoy Sauced on Paseo in the comfort of my own home, delivered directly to my door. My husband and I may never have to argue over pizza toppings again.

Have you been to the new Sauced on Paseo? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

See more photos in the photo gallery in our restaurant listing for Sauced on Paseo.

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  • So I'm Sitting says:
    August 25th, 2011 at 7:38 am   

    Wow…no need to slam The Wedge. You CAN order what you want there…they do have Pepperoni. And that Wedgebread…is amazing.

  • Jennifer says:
    August 25th, 2011 at 7:49 am   

    So I’m Sitting: this is certainly not meant to be a slam on The Wedge. They unquestionably have good pizza that tons of people adore. It is just simply not my personal preference. Thanks for the comment and for reading.

  • SSSSSNAKES! says:
    August 25th, 2011 at 9:01 am   

    Jennifer, you could have simply said “other pizzerias around town” instead of singling out the Wedge. Although it may not be your “personal preference” there’s no point in mentioning it unless it is a reasonable comparison.

  • Tim says:
    August 25th, 2011 at 9:12 am   

    I’m just gonna step in here and say that I’ve changed the top paragraph. While I think that Jennifer’s comparison to the Wedge was legitimate and clearly stated as a personal preference, I don’t want this review to stir up angst over a few words which can easily be removed without affecting its meaning.

    Call me a pushover but that’s where it’s at. Carry on!!

  • Roadtrippingirl says:
    August 25th, 2011 at 9:49 am   

    Sauced is so different from the Wedge, not really a good comparison. I could eat the Italian nachos or bruschetta (both appetizers) as a meal, soooo good! Pizza and sandwiches are great and gotta love that funky Paseo vibe.

  • so true says:
    August 25th, 2011 at 4:24 pm   

    Sauced is great on its own merits and so are other pizza places around town. No need to compare the two. They are vastly different. It did look like The Wedge was being singled out as a “fancy” place. I tend to visit places based on what mood I’m in. The Wedge Deep Deuce when I want to sit have some drinks and relax…Sauced when I want to be quicker with my meal. It is awesome that we have so many great choices here in OKC!! Keep up the great work eataroundokc!!

  • Holley says:
    August 29th, 2011 at 5:19 pm   

    I love Sauced and I love the Wedge. I go to both places for different reasons when I’m craving different things but this is about Sauced.

    My absolute favorite thing they have is the Hawaiian pizza. I love it that you can get real bacon and jalapenos on it.

    Oh and they serve Mexican Coke. Delish!

  • Dave says:
    September 1st, 2011 at 10:43 am   

    I appreciate the fact that you are willing to make comparisons. A review needs to be a review, good or bad. I do agree with most that both just offer different types of pizza, and I choose which one I eat at depending on the mood.

  • dom says:
    February 14th, 2012 at 9:38 pm   

    I’ve only been to Sauced once, and I doubt I’ll ever return. The atmosphere was nice, it was on the patio, and the people watching was fun. But I ordered a slice of pepperoni and a cesar salad, my friend ordered a slice of cheese pizza. We waited for ages for a very small order. We saw people that were seated long after us that got whole pizzas ahead of us. Finally, after about an hour, I got my slice and salad. The pizza seemed undercooked (which was odd considering how long it took) and definately nothing special. The salad came with what seemed like a thimble full of dressing. My friend had yet to get her pizza, after about a half hour, I had finished my meal, and the waiter finally brought hers. I asked if they could waive the cost or at least knock something off the price, since an hour and a half is a long time to wait for a slice of cheese pizza. He went back and asked, he was told no, but he went ahead and paid for it out of his own pocket, which was nice. Needless to say, I won’t be ‘getting sauced’ again.

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