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Ernie Oct 21, 2010 04:58 PM

What are your favorites for pizza in Alhambra? I am going to be in the area tonight and have had my fill of Asian cuisine and craving a good thin-crust pizza

I have tried Bollini's in Monterey Park and thought it was OK but have no experience with Genovese's or Vittorias in Alhambra. Petrillo's in San Gabriel is good but don't want to travel that far

  1. ipsedixit Oct 21, 2010 05:15 PM

    Wow, that's kind of tough. There might no such thing as "best pizza" if you limit it to just Alhambra.

    Maybe consider Charlie's Trio on Main Street?

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      Burger Boy Oct 22, 2010 06:17 AM

      In San Gabriel try Petrillos, ask for thin crust.

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      reality check Oct 21, 2010 06:54 PM

      Though I have never tried the pizza, many people I know like the pizza at Alondra Hot Wings- on Main St.

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        lapizzamaven Oct 21, 2010 10:20 PM

        I definitely enjoyed Bollini's when i went but its been awhile...tell em to make sure the crust is fully cooked...one out of our 4 pies was way undercooked....

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          Ernie Oct 22, 2010 11:36 AM

          Thanks to everyone who responded. I ended up getting a burger at Ricks last night since most of my party cancelled, but will keep your suggestions handy

          Has anyone tried Genovese's, Vittoria's, or Angelo's in Alhambra?

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            alliebear Oct 24, 2010 08:57 PM

            I have been to Genovese's and I enjoyed the pizza for the most part. The crust was slightly sweet, which was my only issue. My dining companions loved it and appreciated the crust, so it really does come down to personal preference.

            I would eat a pizza from Genovese's again, but I'd likely grab it to-go. During my only visit so far (about a month ago), we sat outside and our waitress seemed to forget about us after the pizza arrived. We ended up having to get up to find her for drinks and our check. It wasn't a busy day, so I'm not sure why the service was bad. And I couldn't tell you if it is a consistent problem.

            I haven't tried Vittoria's or Angelo's.

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            luckattack Oct 22, 2010 12:18 PM

            Just a little out, but I like the thin crust at Red Devil in Monterey Park on Garfield.

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              DWB Oct 25, 2010 10:30 AM

              Tried all the pizza's mentioned except Vittoria's, Angelo's is by far our favorite. Better for us is that it is reasonably priced. They make a HUGE pie that we have to fold down the back seats of an SUV to transport. Some consistancy issues, but when it is on (usually), it is easily better than Petrillo's, and I love Petrillo's.

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                reality check Oct 25, 2010 10:32 AM

                WOW, Angelo's better than Petrillo's? High praise, indeed.

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                  DWB Oct 25, 2010 10:46 AM

                  Lived 22 years 5 minutes from Petrillo's, and we have best friends in Alhambra who we begged to bring pizza from Angelo's. Petrillo's are high priced, as well as when the leftover pizza is reheated, oven or microwave, the cheese texture is wet/slimy/gummy, very unappealing. I have lots of experience with both establishments. Now in Pomona, we still have our buddies bring Angelo's.

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                    reality check Oct 25, 2010 03:16 PM

                    I agree that Petrillo's is terrible cold/reheated and is pricey.

                    But Petrillo's pizza is very good when right out of the oven, so Angelo's has a lot to live up to.

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                      ipsedixit Oct 25, 2010 03:28 PM

                      Angelo's serves the same type of pie as Petrillo's -- sort of thick, crusty pizza with lots of sauce and toppings.

                      What makes Angelo's better than Petrillo's (and I use that term loosely) is that it is, on average, cheaper and less crowded.

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                        Ernie Oct 29, 2010 10:29 AM

                        So I finally gave Angelo's a try this week and liked it. I ordered thin crust sausage (was closer to a medium crust) with mushroom, sausage, and pepperoni. Angelo's will be in my regular pizza rotation when I am in Alhambra. Thanks everyone!

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                reality check Oct 30, 2010 01:50 AM

                How is the pizza at Charlie's Trio in Alhambra? I always thought Charlie's served only broasted chicken.

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                Charlie's Trio
                5769 Huntington Dr N, Los Angeles, CA 90032

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                  ipsedixit Oct 30, 2010 11:12 AM

                  Very similar to Avanti. If you like that type of pizza, you'll enjoy Charlie Trio.

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                  Avanti Cafe
                  259 E 17th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

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                  diaz Oct 31, 2010 01:18 PM

                  My heart will always belong to Petrillos; however, if you want to stay in Alhambra, Angelo's pizza is great. Charlie's Trio has more selections if you want more than pizza. Calzones at CT's are fantastic. Chicken, pasta, ceasar salad is also very good.

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                  Charlie's Trio
                  5769 Huntington Dr N, Los Angeles, CA 90032

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