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

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martinkailua Jul 26, 2008 02:04 PM

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

Thanks!

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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.

    http://www.roccospizzeria.com/index.html

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

    http://www.pinkyspizza.com/menu.html

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

      link

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      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?

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      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?
          http://www.melospizzapasta.com/region...

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          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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