6450 Poplar Ave #119
Memphis, TN 38119
Poplar near International Paper
I was not compensated in any way for this review, no free meals, etc. All opinions are my own.
Loud & Proud
Pizza Rev is in the same new shopping center as Babalu in East Memphis. It opened in January 2017. According to the corporate website, Pizza Revs “serve award-winning custom-crafted personal-sized pizza. Oven-fired pizza in 3 minutes with any toppings for one price.” And “PizzaRev empowers you to Craft Your Own custom personal pizza, using only the freshest ingredients and PizzaRev’s delicious homemade pizza dough.”
I’ve been at least 3 times with my family since it opened. The first time we went, the JCC (located close by) was having a fundraiser (click here for fundraising info) so there were a lot of kids there and it was pretty loud. We would have liked to sit outside (there are outside tables) but it was starting to drizzle.
Two times, we met my husband there after work before Daisies to grab a quick bite and swap kiddos. Another time, I went with my mom & brother who were in from out of town.
The atmosphere is about as casual as you can get, which is great for eating with kids. The somewhat sparse furnishings to make for a loud dining room, though (see above). We’re talking table, chairs, not much else, plus kind of high ceilings.
We sit the same place. Every. Time. There are these tall booths against the wall that really have a booth-like seating on one side and bar stools on the other. The girls love that spot for some reason, and we go with what works. This spot is towards the back, near the bathrooms, which is clutch.
I normally bring in little crayons or something for the kids.
No kids menus that I know of for them to color but it doesn’t really matter. Oh look at that, my photos jogged my memory there is a coloring sheet. The food comes out FAST. If you have a kid that needs to DO something (like mine) bring one toy that you have in the car and you’re fine.
#Kids – Tinkle & Freestyle
I kid you not, one time I was there, I saw a mom doing the half-holding her kid while running to the bathroom because I’m pretty sure the kid had an accident. Hilarious. #TheStruggleIsReal I didn’t mind. It could have very well been me on a different day.
I can tell you my kids’ favorite part. The have a Coke Freestyle Machine. Big Girl likes cherry sprite. She doesn’t even necessarily have to get it herself, although maybe soon she might like to do that.
I Love Tech & Beer
My favorite part – ordering on the iPad = less talking for this introvert. Anytime I can feel in control of the situation makes me happy. The first time we went in there was that long line because of the fundraiser and no one was standing at the iPad. I was like? What the heck? And I marched myself over to order. Now I’m not sure where my order was placed in the line, but it made me feel good to have it submitted.
I will tell you I have been in there before when the iPads (or one of them) wasn’t working and it’s not the worst thing in the world.
Ipad tip: if you’re ordering just a cheese pizza for your kid, DON’T select “make your own” because it will price it the same as all the other pizzas (I want to say $8-$9). Scroll down on the iPad to the bottom where there is a cheese pizza option that is around $7. If you want to note anything on there, like no sauce, still pick the cheese pizza option.
There is a beer/wine station where you get a bracelet and can pay by the ounce. This is awesome/fun entertainment for adults but I haven’t gotten to try it a ton. There are plenty of local brews on tap like Wiseacre and Memphis Made.
There is no kids menu, and the pizzas (if I remember right) come in one size. There are both high chairs and a changing table in the women’s restroom.
Would people stare at you if a baby cried or if kids were loud? Definitely not. This is a loud place by nature and tons of kids and families in there. Not unusual for a very casual atmosphere. The servers are used to dealing with kids. They are not true servers in that you place your order and pay at the counter, but there are servers who bring you your food.
Could you bring in a packed meal for your kids (we often do) and it not be super rude? Sure. That wouldn’t be unusual or frowned upon, however, it’s a pizza place, so for our kids, cheese pizza suffices.
When your baby is super mobile but not yet walking is there somewhere not gross you could put him down? Actually, kinda the booth area. It’s cushy enough to have a crawly that is squirmy stretch their legs between two people who are sitting at the booth.
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