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Pizza in Montebello

Bruin2 May 4, 2011 09:54 PM

Looking for a recommendation for good thin crust NY style pizza in Montebello. We love Bollini's but the family kiddies don't so looking for something else. Thanks.

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  1. tenxtone76 RE: Bruin2 May 5, 2011 01:51 AM

    zelo's deep dish in Monrovia :)

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      Arthur RE: tenxtone76 May 5, 2011 10:32 AM

      Zelo's is outstanding, arguably the most acclaimed pizzeria in all of Southern California, but it most certainly is not "thin crust NY style pizza."

      From personal experience, I also wouldn't be too sure its unique gourmet pizzas will be acceptable to "the family kiddies." I've spoken to Mike, the owner, a few times and he's told me in no uncertain terms how frustrating it's been for him to have to constantly deal with a lot of disappointed families that come in expecting standard, flexible pizza options.

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        ipsedixit RE: Arthur May 7, 2011 08:15 PM

        It's also fuckin far from Montebello.

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          kevin RE: ipsedixit Jul 10, 2012 06:08 PM

          Isn't Monterey Park near Montebello, maybe a couple miles away possibly.

          I may be wroing.

          But if not, then Bollini is an option.

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            kevin RE: ipsedixit Jul 10, 2012 06:09 PM

            and bollini is thin crust too, though i know many will say it is nowhere near as good as the joints in Hollywood, West LA and Santa Monica.

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        rmb123 RE: Bruin2 May 5, 2011 10:07 AM

        Darn, my favorite pizza in Montebello is Rio's, but that is definitely NOT thin crust. Sorry.

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          SoCal Foodie RE: Bruin2 May 5, 2011 11:58 AM

          Not Montebello, but close by, Pizza Kitchen in Rosemead makes decent thin crust pizza and the place has been around for over 30 years.

          Pizza Kitchen
          1633 Potrero Grande Dr (x=Del Mar Ave)

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            Bruin2 RE: SoCal Foodie May 5, 2011 01:12 PM

            That is actually close to the part of Montebelo I will be in. Thanks.

          2. Servorg RE: Bruin2 May 5, 2011 12:10 PM

            Petrillo's up in San Gabriel (not too terribly far from Montebello) does offer a thin crust version of their pizza. It ought to be worth checking out based on the quality of the normal crust pizza.

            Petrillo's Pizza Restaurant
            833 E Valley Blvd, San Gabriel, CA 91776

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              Bruin2 RE: Servorg May 5, 2011 01:14 PM

              I've heard good things about their pizza, and understand they've been around forever. Thanks.

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              rickym13 RE: Bruin2 May 5, 2011 02:16 PM

              just go bollini in monterey park!

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                Servorg RE: rickym13 May 5, 2011 02:32 PM

                In their post to begin this thread the OP said "We love Bollini's but the family kiddies don't so looking for something else."

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                  rickym13 RE: Servorg May 5, 2011 02:46 PM

                  my bad..didn't see that

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                    kevin RE: Servorg Jul 10, 2012 06:10 PM

                    shit, my bad, i also skipped reading the body of this post too.

                    my bad...

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                    thulasitk RE: rickym13 Jul 10, 2012 05:09 PM

                    Love Cal Biancho pizza. One of the best pizza I have had.

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                    Neta RE: Bruin2 May 7, 2011 02:26 PM

                    Just across the street from Bollini's and down the block south is Joe's pizza. We like it a lot. I think it's the kind of pizza that would definitely appeal to kids too.

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                      Bruin2 RE: Neta May 7, 2011 03:14 PM

                      Thanks. Maybe I can swing Bollinis for the grown ups and Joes, for the kids.

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                        reality check RE: Bruin2 May 7, 2011 03:58 PM

                        Joe's isn't NY style thin crust pizza. Rio's and Joe's both serve regular medium crust pizza. Both are good, but Rio's is better.

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                          Neta RE: reality check May 7, 2011 07:42 PM

                          Not in my opinion. I think Joe's is so much fresher.

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                            reality check RE: Neta May 8, 2011 12:04 PM

                            Joe's is too greasy and the crust isn't as good as Rio's. But to each his/her own.

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                              rmb123 RE: reality check May 9, 2011 05:08 PM

                              Gosh, I haven't been to Joe's. I have been going to Rio's off and on for 20+ years, and to Petrillos for almost as long. Both places have good pizza.

                              Rio's is more of a neighborhood pizza and beer "joint" with a jukebox playing classic 70's rock, while Petrillos is a sit-down, leather-booth restaurant with great homemade bread served at the table. I love a good crust. I also like the sausage they use at both places.

                              Now I'm hungry...

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                                rickym13 RE: rmb123 May 10, 2011 12:23 PM

                                i like joe's as well.....even going back to when they were red devil pizza....

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                                  Neta RE: rickym13 May 10, 2011 08:00 PM

                                  You're right rickym13, even Red Devil was good. I would take Petrillos over Rio's as well. We've been going to Petrillos forever but now that Joe's is closer and we like it just as well, it's our go to place. It's Rio's only when it's more convenient.

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                                    kevin RE: Neta Jul 10, 2012 06:10 PM

                                    is rio's good, or just good if you happen to be in montebello ???


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                                      TonyC RE: kevin Jul 11, 2012 12:59 PM

                                      If you happen to be in Montebello, you should either do an Italian sub @ Frumento's (an LA institution, much like Roma/Claro's), or some kind of Armenian/ME food (Golden Skewer, Ani's Chicken)

                                      There isn't much else to be bothered with in the city.

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                                        Ernie RE: TonyC Jul 11, 2012 01:08 PM

                                        Not true. Taco Village in Montebello is one of my favorite places for carne asada tacos and burritos in Los Angeles County. Good quality, non-gristle beef

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                      SoozyQ RE: Bruin2 Jul 11, 2012 03:51 PM

                      Not sure where you'll be but there is Salvatorre's, a red sauce old Italian restaurant on 6th just north of Whittier. It's a nice family style restaurant with a lot of pizza choices. Growing up, my grandchildren loved going there and still do as adults. It's probably not a destination spot otherwise for your family but there are always families with a lot of children that seem very happy.

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                        SoozyQ RE: SoozyQ Jul 13, 2012 09:31 AM

                        Just met part of the family for dinner last night at Salvatorre's. My grandson ordered the pizza and it was a thin crust. He customized it to his liking and said it was great. He doesn't mind
                        driving from Lakewood to Montebello because he states that he can't find pizza in his area that can compare with Salvatorres. For what it's worth. Didn't realize this was an old post.

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