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Alternatives To East End Pizza, Alameda

josquared Oct 5, 2011 01:19 PM

My GF and I were thinking of lounging at our hotel room with good pizza and the Monday Night Football game on her visit out here soon, but alas I found out that the place that first popped to mind was closed on Mondays :(

Any other suggestions for a good take-out pizza in that general area (Alameda or somewhat close to the airport)?

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East End Pizza
1650 Park St, Alameda, CA 94501

  1. Robert Lauriston Oct 5, 2011 04:39 PM

    http://www.chow.com/search?query=pizz...

    10 Replies
    1. re: Robert Lauriston
      drewskiSF Oct 5, 2011 04:50 PM

      wow, Chow search is really bad.

      1. re: drewskiSF
        Robert Lauriston Oct 5, 2011 04:53 PM

        It's not the search, it's a bug that needs to be fixed:

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/810887

      2. re: Robert Lauriston
        Ruth Lafler Oct 5, 2011 05:02 PM

        That link is no good.

        I live in Alameda. Aside from East End, there's no outstanding pizza. Tomatina has a wood-burning oven, but the pizza doesn't live up to the potential. Honestly, Round Table is probably your best bet.

        1. re: Ruth Lafler
          Robert Lauriston Oct 5, 2011 05:08 PM

          The link is fine, a site bug is munging it. Delete the two occurrences of amp; from the URL and the link will work.

          1. re: Robert Lauriston
            Ruth Lafler Oct 5, 2011 05:14 PM

            Even if it works, the search can't turn up what isn't there, and what isn't there is any other outstanding pizza in Alameda. The options are (1) settle for okay (Round Table quality) pizza, or (2) redefine the parameters of the geographical area.

            1. re: Ruth Lafler
              Robert Lauriston Oct 5, 2011 05:34 PM

              Somebody gave one place a five-star rating. Huh, it's one of those annoying no-topic reviews.

              http://www.chow.com/restaurants/46323...

              1. re: Robert Lauriston
                Ruth Lafler Oct 5, 2011 05:45 PM

                If you're going to go all the way to Croll's from the airport, you might was well go to Boot and Shoe service (probably faster). That said, I should give them a try.

                1. re: Ruth Lafler
                  josquared Oct 5, 2011 08:44 PM

                  Funny thing - Boot & Shoe Service is closed on Mondays as well

                  I guess we'd be willing to travel a bit. I know there's a Lanesplitter in the Lakeshore area, and I saw a digest post about Marzano (looks like their pizzas are available to go as well) in the link that Robert put up. Any other ideas?

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                  Lakeshore Cafe
                  3257 Lakeshore Ave, Oakland, CA 94610

                  Marzano
                  4214 Park Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94602

                  1. re: josquared
                    Robert Lauriston Oct 6, 2011 09:29 AM

                    Lanesplitter's great. The Lakeshore branch is takeout-only. I recommend the "small" (16+ inches) carnivore, the larger pies have a tendency to be a bit soggy in the middle.

                    Marzano's not as good.

                    1. re: josquared
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                      chompy Oct 6, 2011 01:33 PM

                      I had some pretty terrible pizza from that branch of Lanesplitter about two weeks ago. In the past I've liked their pies, but this time just about killed the place for me.

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