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May 6, 2009 09:49 AM

Pizza in downtown Oakland?

Need decent pizza (not deep-dish) downtown - Chinatown area for take-out on weekday, open around 11:00-11:30AM ... TIA..

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  1. B has very good pizza. Dunno if they do takeout.

    B Restaurant & Bar
    499 9th St, Oakland, CA 94607

    6 Replies
    1. re: Robert Lauriston

      On the corner of 12th and Webster (Webster facing) there's a NEW pizza place. It's replacing the failed bakery that was on the corner. Which replaced a sushi place. Long ago, it was once a Korean owned corner coffee shop with a decent omelette, burger, and fish and chips. You could also get kimchi and bulgogi too.

      Why don't you take one for the team and try it out?

      1. re: Jumbo_Jack

        Oh yeah, Villa York, I've driven by that place a few times, looks sort of promising. The one report on Yelp says it was opened by the Mythic Pizza guy.

        Villa York Pizza
        351 12th St, Oakland, CA

        1. re: Robert Lauriston

          I called. They open at 11:00AM -- report to follow.

        2. re: Jumbo_Jack

          Picked up a medium chicken-mushroom today. It's a one man operation in a very small space. Two tiny tables inside and outside. If you're #4 in line, you're out on Webster St.
          The good: $8.99/8 slices; generous toppings; thin schmear of tomato sauce (mom's choice) and cheese. He follows instructions and is most genial.
          The not-so-good: the crust was doughy and perhaps underbaked. I'm used to the thin crust type, and I'm no pizza expert.
          There was a line (mostly for slices) by 11:35AM. I think I'll give them another chance but will ask for a crispier crust and regular cheese.

          1. re: Sarah

            Any grand opening specials of note?

            1. re: Jumbo_Jack

              I think the blackboard listed an extra-large w/2 toppings for under $10, but don't quote me. Didn't really pay attention since I was fixated on getting my order in correctly, then went outside to wait. Call to get specifics.

      2. slim pickings in that area except for a Pizza Man, Mr. Pizza Man and SF Pizza