What to Eat at Round Table Pizza: Healthy Menu Choices and Nutrition Facts

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A staple throughout the country since 1959, Round Table Pizza establishments serve one of the most popular foods in the world: pizza (obviously). A to-go, delivery, and sit-down restaurant, Round Table Pizza offers menu items for consumers who follow a number of specialty diets, including gluten free, low carb, and low fat.

Consumers can also choose veggie and lean-protein sandwiches and hearty appetizers, as Round Table Pizza offers a comprehensive food menu.

To stick to a healthy diet, however, you should only visit Round Table Pizza on special occasions and stay cognizant of their menu’s nutritional information when you do.

What Experts Say

“Round Table Pizza’s menu items tend to be high in calories and fat, but there are healthier options. For fewer calories and carbs than other pizzas, try building your own with thin crust and top it with lots of vegetables for filling fiber. Use red sauce (instead of cream-based) and avoid processed meats and extra cheese to avoid higher fat. If you eat here often, look to the salad bar to load up with non-starchy vegetables for added fiber.”

Barbie Cervoni, RD, CDE

Navigating the Menu

The majority of the pizza, sandwich, and appetizer menu items contain a high amount of calories, sodium, and gluten. However, Round Table Pizza offers gluten-free and "skinny" crust with veggie toppings for those following a specialty diet.

Although most consumers visit Round Table Pizza for their namesake item, pizza, other popular offerings include traditional club sandwiches, a salad bar with all the trimmings, and jalapeno poppers and classic wings in both oven-roasted and fried options for appetizers or as a main meal.

Most Nutritious Option
  • Original (Original Crust)

  • Skinny (Specialty Crust)

  • Zesty Red Sauce (Sauce)

  • Shredded Parmesan (Cheese)

  • Ham (Meat)

  • Mozzarella Sticks (Appetizers)

  • RT Veggie (Sandwich)

  • Veggies (Toppings)

Least Nutritious Option
  • Pan (Original Crust)

  • Specialty (Specialty Crust)

  • Pesto (Sauce)

  • Three Cheese Blend (Cheese)

  • Pepperoni (Meat)

  • Potato Wedges - Baked, Bacon Cheddar - Family (Appetizers)

  • Meatball (Sandwich)

  • Black Olives (Toppings)

Healthiest Option

If you’re looking for the healthiest pizza slice at Round Table Pizza, the Guinevere’s Garden Delight nutrition profile makes this the best choice. For the entire menu, a salad of lettuce, kale, and a variety of vegetables is the healthiest overall choice.

Original Crust

Round Table Pizza offers two main crust types that any traditional pizza parlor would have on the menu: original and pan. You can choose your own toppings or order a specific type, such as Hawaiian, Smokehouse Combo with Chicken or Pepperoni, and Gourmet Veggie. The healthiest pizza choice is Guinevere’s Garden Delight of which the calories are listed below. Slices are available in petite, small, medium, large, and extra large sizes. 

Most Nutritious Option

Original Crust Guinevere’s Garden Delight® Petite Slice

The petite slice contains 140 calories, 6g fat, 3g saturated fat, 17g carbohydrates, 7g protein, and 330mg sodium. Another vegetarian option is the Gourmet Veggie and has only 10 extra calories per slice.

Least Nutritious Option

Pan Crust Triple Play Pepperoni Petite Slice

The Triple Play Pepperoni petite slice contains 260 calories, 8g fat, 4g saturated fat, 24g carbohydrates, 9g protein, and 490mg sodium. An extra large slice contains 300 calories and 770mg sodium.

Specialty Crust
For the pizza enthusiasts with adventurous palates or those following specialty diets, Round Table Pizza offers Skinny, Gluten-Free, Stuffed, and two Specialty crusts named Big Vinnie and Italiano.

Most Nutritious Option

Skinny Guinevere’s Garden Delight® Petite Slice

The Skinny crust is thinner and contains less calories than any other pizza crust type. The veggie option (the healthiest) has 120 calories, 5g fat, 3g saturated fat, 13g carbohydrates, 6g protein, and 280mg sodium.

Least Nutritious Option

Specialty Big Vinnie Pepperoni Pizza Slice

This Specialty Crust pizza slice contains 450 calories, 20g fat, 10g saturated fat, 51g carbohydrates, 22g protein, and 1,250mg sodium. Each specialty pizza serves eight. If you prefer the more unorthodox pizza crusts like the Big Vinnie, you’ll save calories by ordering off the Stuffed Crust menu.

Sauce

You can order five sauces at Round Table Pizza: traditional marinara, pesto, BBQ, creamy garlic, and Polynesian. The most popular is the red sauce (marinara), which is also the healthiest.

Most Nutritious Option

Zesty Red

The classic marinara red sauce has 0 calories, 0g fat, 0g saturated fat, 1g carbohydrates, 0g protein, and 10mg sodium. The Polynesian and BBQ are also fat free.

Least Nutritious Option

Pesto

Even the least nutritious option, the Pesto sauce, contains only 20 calories, 2.5g fat, 0.5g saturated fat, 0g carbohydrates, 1g protein, and 60mg sodium. You really can choose any type of sauce you prefer without worrying about the calorie count. However, pesto does contain pine nuts for those with a nut allergy.

Cheese

Sauce and cheese remain the top two toppings for pizza. To lessen the saturated fat, you can ask for pizza without cheese and load the pie with fat-free vegetables. 

Most Nutritious Option

Shredded Parmesan on a Petite Pizza Slice

Although fresh mozzarella is the most popular cheese on pizza, you can skip a few calories by switching up the type. The Shredded Parmesan contains 10 calories, 0.5g fat, 0.5g saturated fat, 0g carbohydrates, 1g protein, and 30mg sodium.

Least Nutritious Option

Three Cheese Blend on a Petite Pizza Slice

The Three Cheese Blend (80% whole-milk mozzarella, 10% aged cheddar, and 10% provolone) has 20 calories, 2g fat, 1g saturated fat, 0g carbohydrates, 2g protein, and 40mg sodium.

Meat

The most ordered meat item on the pizza menu–pepperoni–is also the least healthiest. You should stick to chicken, ham, or even shrimp (which Round Table Pizza offers) for a heart-healthy protein.

Most Nutritious Option

Ham on a Petite Slice

The ham topping contains 10 calories, 0g fat, 0g saturated fat, 0g carbohydrates, 1g protein, and 80mg sodium. This is good news for Hawaiian pizza enthusiasts, and pineapple doesn't add any extra fat either.

Least Nutritious Option

Pepperoni on a Petite Slice

A pepperoni topping has 30 calories, 2.5g fat, 1.5g saturated fat, 0g carbohydrates, 1g protein, and 90mg sodium. Round Table Pizza has a mini pepperoni option, but this doesn’t offer better nutritional value than the larger sized meat.

Appetizers

All appetizers on the Round Table Pizza menu contain starch and carbs; you won’t find any vitamin-rich offerings. These include items such as mozzarella sticks, potato wedges, jalapeno poppers, and fries.

Most Nutritious Option

Mozzarella Sticks

When the healthiest option is the Mozzarella Sticks, you might want to skip the appetizers altogether. One fried cheese stick contains 130 calories, 8g fat, 3g saturated fat, 9g carbohydrates, 5g protein, and 200mg sodium.

Least Nutritious Option

Potato Wedges - Baked, Bacon Cheddar - Family

The Potato Wedges loaded with bacon and cheddar (family size) has 1,680 calories, 105g fat, 48g saturated fat, 105g carbohydrates, 69g protein, and 2,780mg sodium. For the family size baked potatoes, you’ll save more than half the calories by ordering the plain version.

Sandwiches

Instead of pizza or wings, you can order a veggie or protein-rich sandwich. However, most of the options are high in sodium – up to 2,430mg for one ham sandwich.

Most Nutritious Option

RT Veggie

The “RT” Veggie Sandwich contains 530 calories, 23g fat, 9g saturated fat, 57g carbohydrates, 23g protein, and 1,250mg sodium. None of the sandwiches are low in calories or sodium, and you could actually eat healthier by ordering a veggie pizza slice.

Least Nutritious Option

Meatball

The Meatball Sandwich has 750 calories, 37 g fat, 14 g saturated fat, 70 g carbohydrates, 35 g protein, and 1,790 mg sodium. If you prefer a meat protein on your sandwich, the Turkey Club is the healthiest option.

Veggie Toppings

Round Table Pizza offers a range of veggie toppings, and includes pineapple in their vegetable list.

Most Nutritious Option

Veggies, all with zero calories and zero fat.

You can choose any of the following vegetables that have the same nutritional value:

  • Green Onions
  • Green Peppers
  • Jalapenos
  • Mushrooms
  • Red Onions
  • Roma Tomatoes
  • Chopped Garlic
  • Spinach
  • Yellow Onions
  • Zucchini

They all have 0 calories, 0g fat, 0g saturated fat, 0g carbohydrates, 0g protein, and 0mg sodium.

Least Nutritious Option

Black Olives

A petite pizza slice with black olives contains 10 calories, 1g fat, 0g saturated fat, 0g carbohydrates, 0g protein, and 70mg sodium. Only pineapple, roasted garlic, and black olives contain calories in the veggie topping offerings.

Diet-Specific Options

A popular pizza joint throughout the country, Round Table Pizza doesn’t offer the healthiest of menu options. You should save this restaurant for special occasions or order carefully if you visit more often. You can do this by sticking to the salad bar and loading up with any type of lettuce as a base and adding vegetable toppings, as most have zero calories and are loaded with vitamins and minerals.

Despite most items containing carbs and starch, you can stick to a number of specific diets at Round Table Pizza, including the following:

  • Low-fat
  • Low-sodium
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free

Low-Fat Diet

Although most pizza slices come loaded with cheese and fat-laden protein, you can find heart-healthy and low-fat items on the menu:

  • Guinevere’s Garden Delight Pizza
  • Hawaiian Pizza
  • Fresh Mozzarella
  • Red Zesty Sauce
  • Salad Bar with Vegetables
  • Tropical Fruit Salad
  • Four Bean Salad

Low-Sodium Diet

Sticking to your low-sodium diet at a popular pizza joint can feel challenging, but most of the sauces and salad bar offerings are low in sodium and even good for you.

Low-sodium food items at Round Table Pizza include the following:

  • Cheese Pizza
  • Zesty Red Sauce
  • Vegetable Pizza Toppings
  • Tropical Fruit Salad
  • Roasted Veggies & Mozzarella Flatbread

Vegetarian Diet

With the ability to choose your own toppings and two veggie pizzas on the menu, you can easily stick to a vegetarian diet. Vegans should stick to the salad bar as pizza crusts could contain dairy.

Vegetarian items include the following:

  • Guinevere’s Garden Delight Pizza
  • Gourmet Veggie Pizza
  • Tropical Fruit Salad
  • Four Bean Salad
  • Garlic Fries
  • Potato Wedges - Baked, Plain
  • Garlic Bread
  • RT Veggie Sandwich

Gluten-Free Diet

Round Table Pizza makes all of their pizzas available on their gluten-free crust. Whether you prefer pepperoni or BBQ chicken pizza, you can eat gluten free at this restaurant by choosing any of the following:

  • Gluten-free Pizza Crust
  • Mixed Green Salad
  • Tropical Fruit Salad
  • Black Beans
  • Salad Bar with Vegetables
  • Potato Wedges (Baked, Plain)

Food Allergies and Safety

For anyone with common food allergies, such as dairy, tree nuts, soy, and dairy, Round Table Pizza has items that will fit your allergen-specific needs. However, you could encounter cross contamination in the kitchen and should stay mindful of what you order.

To ensure your safety, you can perform the following:

  • Review Round Table Pizza’s nutritional information via their downloadable pdf on the establishment’s website.
  • Ask for modifications. For example, order a Gluten-Free Gourmet Veggie Pizza with Zesty Red Sauce and skip the cheese to avoid as much dairy, gluten, and nuts as possible.
  • Ask the staff any questions you may have about food safety.

The Round Table Pizza's website also offers downloadable allergen information on eight major food allergens: peanut, tree nut, egg, milk, wheat, soy, fish, and shellfish.

A Word From Verywell

Round Table Pizza’s menu contains more than pizza, with items such as sandwiches, appetizers, specialty breads, and a salad bar. The majority of the items don’t contain a high number of calories or fat, but they do have a heavy amount of sodium.

For anyone preferring to avoid the standard saucy, cheesy pizza, Round Table Pizza has a number of alternatives, such as a Gluten-Free and Skinny Crust and an ability to choose your pizza own toppings to meet your nutrient needs.

If dining in, you can order from the salad bar to maintain complete control of your food. Loading up on any type of lettuce and vegetables will keep the meal low calorie and fat free.

 

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