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Aug 23, 2007 11:50 AM

Pizzeria Bianco on Saturday -- how early to get there

We're going to the Chargers-Cardinals game which starts at 7 and would like to finally visit Pizzeria Bianco beforehand. I see they open at 5. How early should we get there to assure we get in when they open so that we don't miss any of the game? I was thinking maybe 3 or 3:30, but those with experience, please let me know!

Thanks in advance...

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  1. Did you check the website? If you are going on the 25th it will be their last day before closing down for a month. They could be even busier than normal.....Just something to think about.

    "Pizzeria Bianco will be closed August 26th thru September 17th for our annual summer break. We will re-open on Tuesday, September 18th at 5pm. We apologize for any inconvenience."

    1. I don't think it would be necessary to get there at 3:00 but I would definitely make sure to be there by 4:00 at the latest. I would speculate that you would be seated by 5:30 and should be able to make the 7:00 game in Glendale ( although that is a pretty hefty hike when you're on a time constraint ).

      1. My thinking is to go somewhere else this time. Depending on traffic, it may take over half an hour to get from PB to the stadium. Add to this the time spent getting a parking place, and then walking from the car to your seat in the stadium, and I would recommend leaving PB no later than a hair after 6 if you don't want to miss any of the game. One hour isn't really enough time to sit and enjoy a really good meal like the ones they serve up at Bianco's... at least not to me. I'd rather take my time and enjoy everything that they have to offer.

        When I go to PB, I'll take a deck of cards and while away that long wait with a few games of gin rummy and a couple glasses of wine. Better still, go on First Fridays when the science museum next door does the free Adults' Night Out and spend the wait time in there. Just let the hostess know that you'll be walking around the area during the wait, they check the wine bar periodically and will cross off people who appear to have left.

        1. Even if you got there early enough to make the first seating, I highly doubt you'd make it to the game on time (w/traffic, parking, etc.).

          1. I recently went to Pizzeria Bianco and was first in line at 3pm. Within ten minutes another party arrived. By 4pm the line was to the wine bar.

            My advice would be to save Pizzeria Bianco for another night when your entertainment for the evening is just dinner. This restaurant is best enjoyed at a slow pace to truly enjoy the experience.