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Pizza in Arcadia/Monrovia?

SoCal Foodie Feb 25, 2011 12:50 PM

Anyone know where I can find some good traditional pizza in the Arcadia/Monrovia areas. Thanks!

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    reality check Feb 25, 2011 12:55 PM

    Non traditional, pastrami pizza at Monrovia Pizza Co.

    Monrovia Pizza Co
    503 W Duarte Rd Ste C, Monrovia, CA 91016

    1. WildSwede Feb 25, 2011 01:34 PM

      I have been happy with the pizza at Monrovia Pizza Co. when I have had it in the past. Carmine's in Arcadia also has very good pizza (although I think the So Pas location is better). I have been very happy with the pizza coming out of Alitalia on Foothill in Monrovia recently. That is now my go-to carry-out pizza place in the area. I always order it with extra sauce, well done (well done every time I order pizza - extra sauce if I like the sauce). I have heard that their sausage is delicious, but I always seem to stick with pepperoni & mushrooms.
      Domenico's also has good pizza.
      You didn't ask, but, of course, non traditional pizza can be found at Zelo's.

      Monrovia Pizza Co
      503 W Duarte Rd Ste C, Monrovia, CA 91016

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      1. re: WildSwede
        heckonwheels Feb 25, 2011 03:06 PM

        I tend to forget about Carmine's, they are good. Domenico's is OK, but they used to be better. I have to try Alitalia.

        1. re: heckonwheels
          WildSwede Feb 25, 2011 03:19 PM

          I especially love pizza when it is directly out of the oven screaming hot. Every time at Alitalia the pizza comes out so hot that I have time to get it home and it still burns my mouth! Then I wolf it down as fast as I can. Oh, they are cash only.

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        RoxyGrl Feb 25, 2011 02:25 PM

        Domenico's is good in Monrovia - although I still prefer the East Pasadena location

        I also like Carmine's on Live Oak in Arcadia - especially the Margherita - I ask for it thin crust

        Alex Di Peppe's a little farther west on Las Tunas is also good

        And, if you find yourself a little farther southwest I like Mama Petrillo's in Temple City

        Mama Petrillo's
        9082 Las Tunas Dr, Temple City, CA 91780

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        1. re: RoxyGrl
          WildSwede Feb 25, 2011 03:18 PM

          I agree - I always prefer the E Pas location of Domenico's as well, but the Monrovia & Arcadia locations are not that bad.
          I have only had the spaghetti at Alex Di Peppe's. Which do you prefer, Carmine's or Alex Di Peppe's (how are they different and similar)? Thanks!

          1. re: WildSwede
            RoxyGrl Feb 25, 2011 06:49 PM

            You know, I probably slightly prefer the pizza at Di Peppe's over Carmines, we just ended up at Carmine's more often because a family member loved the Gumby.
            If I wanted pasta too, or wanted the margherita it's Carmine's. For traditional, garlicky, flavorful pizza it's Di Peppe's.

            I know that's not much help but I moved farther north and haven't actually been to either recently enough to give more details on the crust, etc.

            1. re: RoxyGrl
              ChinoWayne Feb 25, 2011 07:22 PM

              Third Domenico's in Pasadena. We can never resist ordering a large or extra large, thin crust, double pepperoni and double sausage. I'd sub the sausage or meatballs any time, but the Mrs. prefers the sausage. If you have them put mushrooms on your pie, ask for fresh, not canned mushrooms, makes all the difference. We drive in from Chino to Domenico's because we have never found anything comparable in the Inland Empire.

              1. re: ChinoWayne
                heckonwheels Feb 25, 2011 07:29 PM

                If I'm in the IE though, I'm probably not driving farther than La Verne. There are many better pizza joints there than Mon-Arc, IMO. Warehouse, Pizza Barn, Pizza 'n Stuff, Joey's Red Devil, San Biaggio, Petrillo's (ok, that one's a little past La Verne in Glendora)...

                Pizza 'n Stuff
                1532 Foothill Blvd, La Verne, CA 91750

                Pizza Barn
                2021 Foothill Blvd, La Verne, CA 91750

              2. re: RoxyGrl
                WildSwede Feb 26, 2011 09:14 PM

                Thanks, Roxy! I will definitely have to try it. Last night I stopped by and picked up a large sausage & onions (they use red onions), extra sauce, well done at Alitalia and was a happy, happy girl! ;-)

          2. ipsedixit Feb 25, 2011 05:46 PM

            What do you mean by "traditional pizza"?

            If it's just a basic pie, then I would suggest either Monrovia Pizza Co. (in Monrovia) or Roma in Arcadia. Both good, basic pies. Won't knock your socks off, but then won't leave you wondering why you didn't just stay home and reheat some Mama Celeste frozen pies.

            Monrovia Pizza Co
            503 W Duarte Rd Ste C, Monrovia, CA 91016

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            1. re: ipsedixit
              SoCal Foodie Feb 26, 2011 06:12 AM

              Yep, just looking for your basic pie with a thin or medium crust, along with my favorite toppings - pepperoni, sausage, and mushrooms. Thanks everyone for all the suggestions!

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              crystaw Feb 26, 2011 01:40 PM

              I'll throw Roma's Pizzeria in Arcadia in the mix

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