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Bonfire Pizzeria or other takeout in Orinda

Glencora Apr 22, 2011 08:18 AM

A search didn't turn up anything. Is the pizza at Bonfire Pizzeria good? The website says they try to use organic ingredients, though that doesn't always mean much.

If not Bonfire, is there other good takeout near the BART station in Orinda? An earlier post says that Petra Cafe has seen better days and to avoid Casa Orinda.

  1. wolfe Apr 22, 2011 08:26 AM

    Any of these places still there?
    Amoroma, no.
    Others, yes

    4 Replies
    1. re: wolfe
      Glencora Apr 22, 2011 08:34 AM

      Thanks, wolfe. My son loved the pizza at La Piazza, but I'm not sure it's appropriate for takeout and I don't trust his taste anyhow. I think I read that Turquoise turned into Petra. Anyone?

      La Piazza
      15 Moraga Way, Orinda, CA 94563

      1. re: Glencora
        drewskiSF Apr 22, 2011 11:56 AM

        Turquoise & Petra are different. Petra was previously Aleko's

        I like Turquoise. Haven't tried Petra.

        1. re: drewskiSF
          Glencora Apr 23, 2011 10:00 AM

          What do you like at Turquoise?

          The pizza at Bonfire is just okay. The crust was a bit charred on the bottom, both crunchy and a bit floppy, but mostly tasteless. The toppings were pretty good, but I wouldn't get it again. Prices are reasonable for Orinda.

          1. re: Glencora
            drewskiSF Apr 23, 2011 03:06 PM

            I've had the falafel & grilled kebab sandwiches (pita wraps). I liked the kebab better.

            The beef/lamb kebab is formed ground meat (like a koobideh kebab, though it's not called this on the menu) was moist and tasty. The sandwich ($5) was a little on the small side, but they do offer a large size for $8.

            The falafels were overcooked (imo) the time I had them. The outer browned shell was pretty thick and hard, but the innards were still moist and flavorful. Only had it once so don't know if it was an off day at the deep fryer.

    2. Glencora Aug 27, 2012 09:36 AM

      Got takeout dinner from Lava Pit Hawaiian Barbeque yesterday. There's a appetizer and two entrees for $20 deal going on now. It's quite a lot of food for the price. (Actually, we were given two apps --4 spring rolls, instead of 2). The Kalua pork was succulent, pretty good, though all the food is heavy on the salt. For the other entree we got double chicken -- the katsu (panko-crusted) and the BBQ. We shared everything, so there was a nice variety or a big mess, depending on your point of view. Came with rice and pineapple salad. Not sure I would do it again, but there don't seem to be many options in Orinda.

      Anyone else have any updates?

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        slipson Aug 30, 2012 03:59 PM

        I am a fan of Petras, but usually eat there for lunch. I was quite disappointed with Bonfire, and would not go back. I dont know where you live but in my opinion the best take out pizza in the immediate area comes from Lamorinda Pizza in Rheem (Moraga) near the theater. Not bad at all for a local takeout joint. There is also Paxti's in Lafayette.

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