Cooking Fever - Pizzeria Strategy Guide

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Pizzeria Restaurant Strategy Overview

The Pizzeria in Cooking Fever is definitely a little more of a challenge than other restaurants.  There is no automated cooking machine so the tip or trick to passing levels with 3 stars is by using a combination of carefully selected upgrades and handing out treat to push up a level's earnings score.  A fully upgraded Kitchen Tabletop is a must have, so upgrade as coins and gems allow.  Another hurdle is identifying the selected toppings in a customer's order; it's very easy to miss the tiny olive in the center of a pizza.  The add-on food item, Popcorn, is a very popular order item, so fully upgrading both the Popcorn Machine as well as the Popcorn when possible can help increase earnings and customer patience. All pizzas have cheese, so this is also another items that should be upgraded.  Also see the Strategy and Upgrade Tips at the bottom of this page.

Kitchen Items, Upgrade Costs and Availability

We were able to acheive 2 stars by upgrading 35% of the items.  The items we upgraded are highlighted below.

Kitchen Item Upgrade 1 Upgrade 2 Upgrade 3 Availability
Juice Dispenser * * $4000 + 15 gems *
Orange Juice $3000 + 14 gems * * *
Popcorn Machine * * $5000 + 20 gems *
Popcorn $3000 + 14 gems $4000 + 20 gems * *
Pizza Oven * * $6000 + 20 gems *
Square Pizza Tabletop * * $3000 + 14 gems *
Square Pizza Crust $3000 + 14 gems * * *
Cheese * $6000 + 30 gems * *
Salami * $2500 + 10 gems * *
Spinach * $2500 + 10 gems * *
Tomato Sauce * $2500 + 10 gems $3000 + 15 gems *
Round Pizza Tabletop * * $3000 + 15 gems *
Round Pizza Crust $3000 + 14 gems * * *
Olives * $2000 + 5 gems * *
Champignons * $2000 + 5 gems * *
Apple Pie * 20 gems * *

Interior Items and Upgrade Costs

We were able to acheive 2 stars by upgrading 64% of the items.  The items we upgraded are highlighted below.

Interior Item Quantity Upgrade 1 Upgrade 2 Upgrade 3 Extra Clients Customer Waiting Time Tip Amount Increase Tip Time Increased
Tables 4 * * $2500 + 9 gems * x * x *
Bar Stools 2 * * $2500 + 9 gems * x * x *
Speakers 2 * * * * * * * *
Television 1 * * * * * * * *
Clock 1 * * $2500 + 9 gems * x * x *
Painting 1 $5000 + 20 gems * * * * x * *
Flower Pot 2 $2000 + 15 gems * * * * * * *
Jukebox 1 $5000 + 20 gems * * x * * * *

Level Guide

Use this level guide to help develop your playing strategy. 

Number of Guests - This number can be an indicator of how much people will order and what they may be ordering.  After Level 15, a low number of guests might mean that they will be ordering multiple menu items or it could be an indicator that there won't be enough earnings to get 3 stars unless you hand out treats or increase the price of the popular items.  A high number of guests might be an indicator that many guests will be just ordering beverages or an add-on item instead of the main dishes.

First Orders - These are the first food items that customers will be ordering when the Level starts.  There is a slight delay before the first customer shows up, so use this information to prepare their orders in advance and get a jump start on the level.

Popular Foods - These are menu items that are ordered often during the level.  Prepare these items in advance and store them on your Tabletop or on warmers so that they are ready to hand out as soon as they are ordered.  Upgrading these items before starting the level can also increase your level earnings.

Noteworthy - This is extra information that might be helpful during the level.

Level Minimum Goal Number of Guests First Orders Popular Foods Noteworthy
1 265 20 2 Rectangle Pizza, 2 Juice, 2 Popcorn Rectangle Pizza Upgrade Oven to Level 1
2 300 17 3 Rectangle Pizza, 4 Juice, 2 Popcorn All Uprade Juice Machine to Level 1
3 330 18 2 Rectangle Pizza, 3 Juice, 2 Popcorn Popcorn Upgrade Popcorn Machine to Level 1
4 450 20 4 Rectangle Pizza, 3 Juice, 3 Popcorn Popcorn Pepperoni and Spinach now available
5 390 21 2 Pepperoni Rectangle Pizza, 4 Juice, 4 Popcorn Popcorn *
6 410 25 2 Pepperoni Rectangle Pizza, 2 Juice, 3 Popcorn * Upgrade Popcorn Machine to Level 2
7 430 21 1 Rectangle Pizza, 1 Spinach Rectangle Pizza, 2 Juice, 1 Popcorn Pepperoni Rectangle Pizza Another Way To Win task - serve only popcorns, chocolate cake and drinks
8 435 21 1 Rectangle Pizza, 2 Pepperoni Rectangle Pizza, 4 Popcorn * Combo toppings now being ordered
9 450 20 2 Rectangle Pizza, 1 Spinach Rectangle Pizza, 1 Pepperoni Rectangle Pizza, 3 Juice, 3 Popcorn * *
10 485 23 1 Rectangle Pizza, 1 Spinach Rectangle Pizza, 1 Spinach Rectangle Pizza, 3 Juice, 3 Popcorn * *
11 505 21 2 Pepperoni Rectangle Pizza, 2 Juice, 7 Popcorn * Upgrade Popcorn to Level 1
12 535 22 2 Rectangle Pizza, 3 Juice, 4 Popcorn * Tomato Sauce now available
13 560 19 4 Rectangle Pizza, 3 Juice, 3 Popcorn * *
14 590 20 2 Rectangle Pizza, 2 Juice, 3 Popcorn * Upgrade Juice Machine to Level 2
15 620 25 3 Rectangle Pizza, 5 Juice, 1 Popcorn * *
16 625 31 2 Rectangle Pizza, 2 Juice, 2 Popcorn * *
17 635 22 4 Rectangle Pizza, 4 Juice, 1 Popcorn * Upgrade Rectangle Pizza Tabletop to Level 2
18 655 24 3 Rectangle Pizza, 3 Juice, 4 Popcorn * Upgrade Tomato Sauce to Level 2
19 675 25 1 Round Pizza, 2 Rectangle Pizza, 2 Juice, 1 Popcorn * Round Pizza Crust now available
20 690 22 1 Round Pizza,3 Rectangle Pizza, 2 Juice, 2 Popcorn * Upgrade Popcorn to Level 2
21 710 24 3 Rectangle Pizza, 5 Popcorn Rectangle Pizza *
22 730 21 2 Rectangle Pizza, 6 Popcorn Popcorn Upgrade Interior items to increase waiting and tip time
23 745 23 1 Round Pizza, 3 Rectangle Pizza, 3 Juice, 2 Popcorn * *
24 765 25 2 Round Pizza, 2 Rectangle Pizza, 3 Juice, 2 Popcorn * *
25 785 23 1 Round Pizza, 2 Rectangle Pizza, 2 Juice, 5 Popcorn * Olives now available
26 805 26 1 Round Pizza, 1 Rectangle Pizza, 1 Juice, 4 Popcorn * *
27 825 29 2 Round Pizza, 2 Rectangle Pizza, 2 Juice, 1 Popcorn * *
28 840 30 1 Round Pizza, 4 Rectangle Pizza, 1 Juice, 2 Popcorn Tomato Salami Olive Rectangle Pizza and Popcorn *
29 850 24 2 Round Pizza, 2 Rectangle Pizza, 2 Juice, 4 Popcorn Tomato Salami Olive Rectangle Pizza Mushrooms now available
30 860 25 1 Round Pizza, 2 Rectangle Pizza, 5 Juice, 2 Popcorn Round Pizza *
31 880 22 2 Round Pizza, 2 Rectangle Pizza, 1 Juice, 5 Popcorn * *
32 890 26 1 Round Pizza, 2 Rectangle Pizza, 2 Juice, 3 Popcorn Cheese Rectangle Pizza *
33 895 30 1 Round Pizza, 3 Juice, 1 Popcorn *
34 905 29 1 Round Pizza, 1 Rectangle Pizza, 2 Juice, 3 Popcorn * *
35 910 23 1 Round Pizza, 3 Rectangle Pizza, 1 Juice, 5 Popcorn Cheese Round Pizza *
36 925 26 2 Round Pizza, 4 Juice, 4 Popcorn * *
37 935 26 1 Round Pizza, 3 Rectangle Pizza, 2 Popcorn Tomato Spinach Mushroom Rectangle Pizza *
38 940 22 1 Round Pizza, 2 Rectangle Pizza, 5 Juice, 2 Popcorn * *
39 960 29 1 Round Pizza, 3 Rectangle Pizza, 2 Juice, 2 Popcorn * *
40 1010 26 1 Round Pizza, 2 Rectangle Pizza, 4 Juice, 2 Popcorn * *

Strategy and Upgrade Tips

  • Get in the habit of routinely clicking on the Popcarn machine throughout a level to keep it fully stocked at all times even when its already full.  It doesn't refill itself automatically like the Juice Dispenser.
  • If a pizza is done cooking but you don't have tabletop space, prevent it from burning by pulling it out of the oven and holding it until you can serve it.
  • All pizzas have cheese, so add cheese to each immediately after putting dough on your cooking table top
  • Unless you are extremely fast at multi-tasking, you shouldn't upgrade your oven higher than Level 2
  • Because there are so many pizza variations, it is not necessarily possible to pre-cook pizzas.  Combo pizzas take longer to prepare, so upgrade as many Interior items as possible that increase your customer's wait time and tip time.
  • Upgrades to food items only increases profits by 1 coin, so several upgrades were necessary.
  • To get 3 stars for many of the levels over 20, it was cheaper to give treats to customers than to upgrade Kitchen items
  • If you have fully upgraded all your Kitchen Tabletops, having a pre-cooked Round and Rectangle Cheese Pizza can be handy

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Questions, tricks or tips?

If you have any questions or want to share some strategy tips for the Pizzeria  in Cooking Fever, please share them in the comments section below.