Justin Jarrett, left, and Johnny Eline, of Hanover, dish out slices of pizza at Infinito s on Carlisle Street in Hanover. The newly opened Hanover location
Justin Jarrett, left, and Johnny Eline, of Hanover, dish out slices of pizza at Infinito s on Carlisle Street in Hanover. The newly opened Hanover location offers an all-you-can-eat pizza, salad and pasta buffet for $5.49. (Evening Sun - Shane Dunlap)
Who doesn't like good pizza? And who wouldn't like all the pizza they can eat for less than $6?

As of March 31, that deal can be found at Infinito's Pizza in Hanover.

Infinito's has expanded its cheesy goodness to South Hanover, the company's sixth store to open in the south-central Pennsylvania area.

For $5.49, hungry pizza-lovers can enjoy a pizza, pasta and salad buffet that features 12 pies and at least three dessert pizzas.

On a Tuesday around 1 p.m., I walked into the restaurant and was surprised to see more customers there than in any restaurant I've reviewed.

Customers are asked to enter through one door, which leads them directly to the cash register. For $7.40, I got the buffet with a soda.

The buffet features a vast salad bar, section of pasta, and three sections of pizzas followed by a fourth for desserts.

The first two pizza sections contain four pizzas each and cover the basics: cheese, pepperoni, sausage, veggie, Alfredo, rosé and more. But the third section can be a combination of eight more exotic pizzas.

When I visited, chicken bacon ranch was one of the special pizzas for the day, much to my excitement.

Other specialties can include ham and pineapple, broccoli Alfredo, buffalo chicken and General Manager Rob Morgan's second favorite pizza - the ham hoagie.

The hoagie is basically a ham sandwich on a crust: ham, cheese, lettuce, tomato and onions. Morgan said it's best when rolled up and dashed with oil and vinegar. While the hoagie is a big hit in the Lancaster store, Morgan said it's yet to catch on in Hanover.

I made the mistake of not surveying the entire buffet upon arrival, which starts with pizza, moves into pasta and then salad. I would suggest that the store flip the buffet around, so the salads are closest to the register.

Infinito's has no trays, another item I suggest it adds, and I opted for throwing a slice of veggie and chicken bacon ranch on my plate, along with a little bit of salad.

I ran out of room for my salad but wasn't feeling too bad about it since I exercised earlier, the slices are small, and I had vowed to have a healthy dinner. Sounds like a lot of excuses, doesn't it?

My next trip consisted of a slice of ham and pineapple, with a garlic breadstick and cinnamon-sugar buns.

The cinnamon-sugar buns were by far the best thing in the restaurant, and Morgan tended to agree.

The breadsticks were great but were sitting in the garlic butter on the buffet, which made me realize how bad they were for me.

On my way out, I got a slice of chocolate-chip pizza. The thought of it disgusted me at first, but after tasting it, I might just start with dessert next time.

During slower hours, Morgan said, many of the pizzas are pulled from the buffet, but customers are encouraged to request whatever their hearts desire.

And with a slogan like "All you care to eat," I'm sure they will.

Ticket to Lunch is a weekly column featuring local restaurants' meals available during the lunch hour. Contact Katharine Harmon at kharmon@eveningsun.com.

If you go

LOCATION: Infinito's Pizza, Clearview Shopping Center, 100 Carlisle St., Hanover

HOURS: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily

MANAGER'S PICK: Barbecue or ham hoagie pizza


ACCEPTS: Cash, check, all major credit cards except American Express



DETAILS: 646-102