Restaurant Review of Wick's Pizza in The Highlands

Wick's Pizza in Louisville, KY
••• (c) 2008 Jessica Elliott

The Bottom Line

This place is hopping. You enter what looks like a storefront, then realize the establishment takes up multiple storefronts down the block. If you like pizza with a thick and chewy crust, you'll be a fan of Wick's.

Pros of Wick's Pizza

• Although it is big, each room feels intimate and private
• Yummy pizza, tons of topping are offered
• Comfortable for families and young professionals

Cons of Wick's Pizza

• It is a busy spot, which can mean a wait
• Service depends on server, I've had great and poor service
• There is sports on the TV and live music in back, it can be loud

Description

• Price Range: $15-30 per person
• Accepts Credit Cards
• Casual atmosphere

 Restaurant Review of Wick's Pizza Parlor in the Highlands

Last Friday, a friend and I decided to step out for a hot pizza. We entered Wick's and the place was hopping with families, couples on dates and groups out to watch the game. Each room was buzzing—there are two dining rooms, a bar with seating and a back room with pool tables. Seating is on a first-come and first-served basis, but there was an employee attempting to organize the overflow.

After waiting a bit for a table, we opted to take the bar seats available. There was a singer/songwriter performing, but the noise level was low enough for conversation. The first server we got seemed to be new, barely knew the menu and seemed annoyed by our questions. Thankfully, the next person who approached us was friendly and helpful. He suggested beers and a pizza size, we took his drink suggestions and opted for a small vegetarian pie.

Our pizza took awhile. We didn't mind, because we were in the mood to chat, but if you were in a hurry or had a show to catch, Wick's might not be the right choice.

Wick's pizza crust is thick and chewy with a thick tomato sauce lightly applied. The veggie delight landed olives, both black and green, mushrooms, green peppers, tomatoes and onions.

We happily ate the pie, it was delivered fresh and hot, quite satisfying. That said, if you prefer a thin crust, you might want to step into the Come Back Inn.

There are options for everyone at Wick's Pizza Parlor, including a mighty meaty pizza, a spinach alfredo and, of course, you can build-your-own pizza, too. There are salads (garden, chef, spinach and chicken) along with appetizers (wings, quesadillas, chicken tenders and stuffed breadsticks) as well. These items are ideal to round out the meal for a large table, to please little kids eating out, or as an option for anyone not in the mood for pizza.

Wick's Pizza Parlor
975 Baxter Ave.
(502) 458-1828
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Hours:
Mon.-Thur. 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; Fri. 11 a.m.-2 a.m.; Sat. 12 p.m. - 2 a.m.; Sunday: 12-10 p.m.
Bar open until 4 a.m., 7 days a week.

Interested in Wick's Pizza Parlor but don’t live in the Highlands? There are other locations.

Other Locations

Wick's Pizza Goose Creek
2927 Goose Creek Rd.‎
(502) 327-9425 ‎ 

Wick's Pizza Parlor
2301 River Rd.
‎(502) 259-9113

Wick's Pizza Parlor
12717 Shelbyville Rd.
‎ (502) 254-1998 ‎

Wick's Pizza Parlor
9700 Bluegrass Pkwy.
(502) 409-4257

Wick's Pizza Parlor
225 State St.,New Albany, IN ‎
(812) 945-9425

Update!!
On another visit to Wick's on Baxter, I noticed a thin crust option nestled under specialty pies. It is called "The Boss' Favorite - a 14" cracker thin pizza lightly sauced and lightly topped with your choice of 3 toppings and sprinkled with cheese." As you can guess, since I'm bringing it up, this thin crust option is my new favorite. Oh, and something else also worth mentioning, as I was there to watch a ballgame, is that every booth in the middle dining room has its own television. That's right, one per booth. An individual screening just for you.