Maybe we have changed, or maybe it's them, but Pete's Pizza just doesn't do it for us anymore. There was a time when it did, but it has, as it seems, long long passed, and that's kind of sad. Kind of.
So, where did it all go wrong?
From the bottom up, and we mean that quite literally. The crust is just not very good, way way too dense. Even if you can get past that, it's also flavorless. Compare it to what you get at Cafe Italiano -- a crust we'd gladly eat without toppings -- and Pete's struck out from the... first hitter... or something. (I don't care for baseball.)
The toppings are fine for what they are, and what they are is fast-food style. Think Pizza Pipeline or Pizza Rita. Price wise Pete's also in the same range as them, and for a good reason. It's on par with them in almost every way possible.
Look, I know it's easy to say "well, it's still pizza" and that's true enough. The real issue is that it's still grocery store quality pizza, and we would hope you'd be a bit above that.
Life's too short for crap. Track down Veraci or run up to Cafe Italiano instead. They'll treat you right.