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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. zelo's deep dish in Monrovia :)

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    1. re: tenxtone76

      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.

      1. re: Arthur

        It's also fuckin far from Montebello.

        1. re: ipsedixit

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

          I may be wroing.

          But if not, then Bollini is an option.

          1. re: ipsedixit

            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.

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

        1. 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)
          Rosemead

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          1. re: SoCal Foodie

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

          2. 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.

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

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            1. re: Servorg

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

            2. just go bollini in monterey park!

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              1. re: rickym13

                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."

                1. re: Servorg

                  my bad..didn't see that

                  1. re: Servorg

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

                    my bad...

                  2. re: rickym13

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

                  3. 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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                    1. re: Neta

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

                      1. re: Bruin2

                        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.

                        1. re: reality check

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

                          1. re: Neta

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

                            1. re: reality check

                              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...

                              1. re: rmb123

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

                                1. re: rickym13

                                  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.

                                  1. re: Neta

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

                                    thanks.

                                    1. re: kevin

                                      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.

                                      1. re: TonyC

                                        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

                    2. 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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                      1. re: SoozyQ

                        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.