Trader Joe’s Bambino Pepperoni Pizza Review

Trader Joe's Bambino Pepperoni Pizza

Mini pizzas are just great, aren’t they? We love these tantalizing little guys, so when we saw Trader Joe’s Bambino Pepperoni Pizzas in the freezer aisle at our local Trader Joe’s, we knew we had to give them a try.

Now, these are filed under the Trader Giotto’s sub-brand, which suggests that they’re an authentic Italian food. Of course, Trader Joe’s isn’t fooling us; we’re pretty sure this style of pizza will be more familiar to fans of brands like DiGiorno than to people who enjoy authentic Italian food.

But we digress…

These come four in a box, though they’re packaged so that two pizzas come packaged in a single pack.

Trader Joe's Bambino Pepperoni Pizza

These don’t have microwave instructions at all, which is probably a good thing. We’re not sure how these would turn out in the ol’ nuke box. We used the oven instructions, which has us preheat the oven to 425 degrees fahrenheit, then stick our pizzas (we made two) on a cookie sheet and bake for ten minutes. (Ours admittedly took a few extra minutes to get just right.)

The crust has an artisan feel to it — it’s soft in the middle and crispy around the edges. It’s also loaded with flavor. This is some seriously tasty crust, and it’s this pizza’s best feature by an enormous margin.

Trader Joe's Bambino Pepperoni Pizza

The rest of the pizza is nothing phenomenal — but this is a pizza, so it really doesn’t need to be. The sauce is tasty, and the cheese is nice and melty. The pepperoni gets pretty crispy around the edges but stays chewy in the middle. It also has a little bit of a bite to it, and loads and loads of flavor.

One pizza has 280 calories (110 from fat), which really isn’t all that bad. Of course, we don’t really think one pizza is a full meal — these are quite a bit smaller than your average personal pizza — and if you double up, you’re going to end up consuming 560 calories, which is a little much for a single meal. Plus, one pizza has 790 mg of sodium, so two would be a complete sodium meltdown. Be careful, folks!

The Trader Giotto’s Bambino Pepperoni Pizzas take your standard, familiar frozen pizza and add an artisan crust. That one trick alone is enough to take these from good to great. If you try these, you should be wary of the sodium level, but otherwise we think you’ll love these delectable treats.

To learn more about the nutrition content or ingredients in this Trader Joe’s frozen pizza, check out our package scans below.

Trader Joe's Bambino Pepperoni Pizza

Trader Joe's Bambino Pepperoni Pizza