Costco Motor City Pizza Co. Review

Motor City Pizza Costco Review by Laura: Everyone has a deep-seated affection for pizza, and there’s nothing quite like the satisfying crunch of a crust, the meltiness of cheese, and the delicious tang of a good sauce at Costco store.

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For those who share this sentiment, the Detroit-style deep-dish pizza from Costco Motor City Pizza Co., specifically their Double Pepperoni variant, might be right up your alley. But is it worth a try? Let’s delve deeper.

Types of Pizzas at Costco,

First Impressions

During one of my routine visits to Costco Pizza Section, the Motor City Pizza Co. Double Pepperoni pizza caught my eye. As someone who revels in trying out new pizzas, this was a must-try for a relaxed dinner night. The packaging was appealing and promised a delicious meal.

Costco Motor City Pizza Location in Store & Item Number

For those looking to grab a box, this Detroit-style treat is available in the freezer aisle at Costco, nestled with other Costco frozen pizzas. Just search for the item number 1652977.

Costco Motor City Pizza Co Price

  • Authentic Detroit-style pizzas.
  • Two-pack available for $14.99 ($7.50 per pizza).

Motor City Pizza Flavors Available at Costco

  • Ultimate Meat: Topped with pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, onions, green peppers, and black olives.
  • Double Pepperoni: Features two layers of pepperoni.
  • Cheese: Garnished with rich mozzarella cheese at Costco.
  • Supreme: A mix of pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, onions, green peppers, black olives, and pineapple.

Taste Test

  • Pepperoni: The double pepperoni is a blend of slices and dices, lending a spicy kick to the palate. Although the meat is abundant, it’s not uniformly distributed.
  • Crust: Arguably one of the most crucial aspects of a pizza, the crust doesn’t disappoint. It’s crispy around the edges, while being soft and slightly chewy towards the center.
  • Cheese & Sauce: Both are flavorful, but a tad more sauce would elevate the taste. There’s a greasiness to the pizza which is reminiscent of most commercial pizzas.

Value for Money

Retailing at $17.99 Canadian, it might seem pricey for two pizzas. But considering its deep dish nature, the portion is filling, making it worth the money. Plus, the quality resonates with the price point.


The package contains two frozen pizzas, each seated in its cooking tray. This eases the baking process. A baking session at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 21 minutes gives a perfectly cooked pizza. Do note that it’s essential to keep the pizza frozen. Interestingly, there’s an absence of a best-before date on the packaging.

For families with kids or those hosting guests, this pizza is a hit. It promises a delightful dinner or snack.

Motor City Pizza Nutritional Fact

Being a deep-dish pizza, it’s expected to pack calories. Here’s a breakdown for a quarter of the pizza (approximately two large slices):

  • Calories: 570
  • Fat: 29 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 51 grams
  • Fiber: 3 grams
  • Sugar: 5 grams
  • Protein: 17 grams
  • Sodium: A whopping 1250 milligrams!

Motor City Pizza Ingredients

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Commercial pizzas often come with a slew of additives. This pizza is no exception. It has ingredients like palm, corn, and soybean oil.

Those keen on avoiding these might prefer crafting their pizzas at home. Also, it’s pertinent to note that this pizza isn’t gluten-free or dairy-free. It has components like milk, wheat, and mustard.

motor city pizza ingredients and Nutrition
Costco Motor City Pizza Ingredients and Nutrition

Motor City Pizza Instructions 

Cook Thoroughly

  • Ensure the product reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.

Motor City Pizza Cooking Instructions

  • Included Tray: For achieving a crispy crust.
  1. Preheat Oven:
    • Set to 425°F.
    • Remove pizza from plastic but keep in the tray.
  2. Positioning in Oven:
    • Place pizza on the center rack.
    • Ensure baking tray does not touch oven’s sides or back.
  3. Baking:
    • Bake for 18-21 minutes.
    • Adjust time and temperature if necessary based on your oven’s accuracy.
    • Pizza is ready once cheese is melted.
    • Note: Product may look cooked, but it isn’t. Do not eat without cooking.
    • Use only a conventional oven. Avoid broiling.
  4. Serving:
    • After removing from oven, take pizza out of the tray before cutting.
    • Caution: Both tray and pizza will be hot!

Storage: Always keep frozen.

All about Motor City Pizza Company

Motor City Pizza Company offers authentic Detroit-style frozen pizzas, known for their thick, square crust. Founded in 2016 by Detroit natives, the company emphasizes fresh ingredients and a unique cooking pan for the signature shape and crust.

Their pizzas come in various flavors and sizes, available at select grocery stores nationwide. Despite the high-quality ingredients and unique style, they can be pricier than other options and aren’t as widely available or as healthy as some other frozen pizzas.


For Detroit-style pizza enthusiasts or just pizza lovers in general, the Motor City Pizza Co. Double Pepperoni pizza is an enjoyable addition to your menu.

While it might not be the healthiest choice and has a steeper price than some alternatives, its taste, convenience, and quality make it an indulgence worth having occasionally.

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