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Orinda/Moraga/Lafayette or Walnut Creek Pizza? Is there anything good here?

martinkailua Jul 26, 2008 02:04 PM

Having a very hard time finding any good pizza here, can anyone help?


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    drob256 RE: martinkailua Jul 26, 2008 03:15 PM

    Rocco's Ristorante/Pizzeria 2909 Ygnacio Valley Road, Walnut Creek. Excellent Pizza and Pasta. Go on Sunday 11-4 PM and a three item large is $12.75 and pitchers of beer are 1/2 off. Monday's after five same deal. The pizza is worth it without the discounts. Free Garlic and or Basil upon request.


    Also legendary is Pink's Pizza Parlor in Walnut Creek. Get it while you can they're closing on August 31, 2008.


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      rworange RE: drob256 Jul 26, 2008 11:56 PM


      Rocco's Ristorante & Pizzeria
      2909 Ygnacio Valley Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598

    2. Robert Lauriston RE: martinkailua Jul 26, 2008 03:36 PM

      Have you tried Pizza Antica?

      Pizza Antica
      3600 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549

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        CaitlinC333 RE: martinkailua Jul 28, 2008 10:10 PM

        I like Melo's the best in that area. I prefer it to Rocco's. It's in Pleasant Hill at 1660 Contra Costa Blvd.

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          rworange RE: CaitlinC333 Jul 29, 2008 11:31 AM

          What do you like about Melo's. According tot he website in 1956 they opened Napoli Pizzeria in Vallejo.

          Their past looks good. Have you tried any?

          Melo's Pizza & Pasta
          1660 Contra Costa Blvd, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

          Melo's Pizza & Pasta
          6580 Lone Tree Way, Brentwood, CA 94513

          Melo's Pizza & Pasta
          4433 1st St, Livermore, CA 94551

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            CaitlinC333 RE: rworange Jul 29, 2008 02:49 PM

            I like Melo's crust a lot. It's not a thin crust (which is usually my preference), but it's good and it makes for good take-out because it travels a lot better than thin crust pizzas usually do. I haven't had a pasta dish at Melo's in a very long time, but from what I can remember, they are good for a pizza place, but I'm not sure if they're good enough to go there just for the pasta. I know that whenever my parents go there my mom orders pasta because she isn't that into pizza, and she probably would just eat pizza if they weren't very good.

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          slipson RE: martinkailua Jul 29, 2008 09:45 AM

          Pizza Antica is very good, but always crowded. Crust is thin and crispy with interesting topings. Not quite as good as Piazzolo in Oakland, but still quite tasty.

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            Munching Mark RE: slipson Jul 29, 2008 02:34 PM

            Antica is good, don't get me wrong, but the price point is rough...quality ingredients, sure, but it's almost like you are paying much more for a paucity of stuff on the crust.

            There has to be a happy medium between paying a bit less for a bunch of not so hot ingredients and a laden pizza (Mtn Mike's, for instance) and paying more for less heft (Antica, IMO).

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              Robert Lauriston RE: Munching Mark Jul 30, 2008 09:06 AM

              To make a thin-crust pizza that doesn't come out soggy, you have to have a light hand with the toppings.

              There's no technical reason that you couldn't use a thicker crust to make a loaded pizza with quality ingredients, but I can't think of anyplace that does.

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              The Dive RE: slipson Jul 29, 2008 02:56 PM

              The shaved brocolli and pancetta pizza at Pizza Antica is a favorite of mine.

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