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vivinator Jul 14, 2007 09:03 PM

Am I crazy for being a fan? ZI went to Ray'z by UC Irvine twice. Liked it the first time. 2nd not so much. Both times got the cheese.

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    nrique RE: vivinator Jul 14, 2007 11:57 PM

    Not really, for 10 bucks you can't beat it. It's not a great pie but when your low on cash and need a quick fix, Costco's the place. Best time is when you can get it right out of the oven, I hate it when they start stacking them. You just never know how long it's been in the pile.

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      stacyface RE: vivinator Jul 15, 2007 12:19 AM

      Oh my god, they are incredibly huge and incredibly fattening...nutritional info says one slice is 804 calories?!?!?!?!?! :( (they are good though...)

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        Servorg RE: stacyface Jul 15, 2007 12:07 PM

        I like Costco pizza. I just wish I hadn't seen this information, (like a really terrifying scene from the most frightening horror movie of all time).

        http://www.dietfacts.com/html/items/1...

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          monkuboy RE: Servorg Jul 15, 2007 01:41 PM

          Just think, it is still less than if you order the chocolate/nut dipped ice cream bar. That one has 870 calories.

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            Chuckles the Clone RE: Servorg Jul 16, 2007 12:09 AM

            See how healthy they are! Look at all that vitamin A!

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              mark724 RE: Servorg Jul 16, 2007 12:10 AM

              The nutritional information for Costco has changed (somewhat for the better) since then. We have more recent data at CalorieLab here:

              http://calorielab.com/restaurants/cos...

              Of course, at 700 calories per slice, I still wouldn't recommend eating that pizza very often!

              Costco doesn't list their nutritional data on their Web site, but if you inquire by e-mail, which we do from time to time, they will send it to you. In the past they have required that you ask for information on an item-by-item basis by name.

          2. westsidegal RE: vivinator Jul 15, 2007 12:23 AM

            also, costco pizza saved the day when we needed hot food at 10AM for 15 people that were on a photoshoot.
            they were the ONLY pizza place open at that time.

            1. choctastic RE: vivinator Jul 15, 2007 08:03 AM

              Costco pizza, at least the one in Tustin (haven't tried pizza at others) s prety good for $9 a large. You don't even have to be a member to get it. We've gotten Costco pizza for many functions.

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                mc michael RE: vivinator Jul 15, 2007 09:13 AM

                I think the dough mix is Lamonica's.

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                  monkuboy RE: mc michael Jul 15, 2007 12:03 PM

                  I've seen packages before inside of the kitchen with Lamonica's name on it. There's no better pizza deal in town than from Costco - for $9.95? One slice of their pizza is about as big as a Domino's or Pizza Hut "large" size, lol.

                2. brekkie_fan RE: vivinator Jul 15, 2007 07:09 PM

                  indeed, it is strangely good. kinda like the chicken bake. scary good, for non-pizza chain pizza.

                  1. ipsedixit RE: vivinator Jul 15, 2007 10:19 PM

                    For some strange reason, unlike most pizzas, Costco pies are not very good cold.

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                      JeetJet RE: ipsedixit Jul 15, 2007 10:26 PM

                      Only really good pizza is good cold. IMO, Costco is about Hot Dogs, Churros and ice cream bars.

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                        ipsedixit RE: JeetJet Jul 16, 2007 10:00 AM

                        Indeed, couldn't have said it better.

                        At the rec of a chowhound on the Los Angeles board (forget the name, so apologies), I tried the ice cream bar and it was fabulous.

                        I think if I was stuck on a desert island, only thing I would want would be a Costco takeout counter. I could eat hot dogs, churros and ice cream bars all day long, 3 meals a day, 7 days a week ...

                    2. Davwud RE: vivinator Jul 19, 2007 11:12 AM

                      I had their pizza for lunch today. Again.

                      I've been trying to cut back of late to watch my waste line. It's expensive calorically but not monetarily.

                      DT

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                        monkuboy RE: Davwud Jul 19, 2007 12:22 PM

                        There's a $3.00 off a whole pizza coupon in the Costco Passport savings book for this week, too!

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                          Davwud RE: monkuboy Jul 20, 2007 08:52 AM

                          I may have to take them up on it.

                          DT

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                        swsidejim RE: vivinator Jul 19, 2007 12:26 PM

                        not bad for a quick cheap lunch. My wife and I usually share a piece as well as have a kosher hot dog each when we visit.

                        The pizza reminds me of the pizza slices we had at the cafeteria in high school. Cheap, and greasy.

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