HOME > Chowhound > San Francisco Bay Area >
What are you cooking today? Tell us about it
TELL US

Any Thin Crust Pizza in San Ramon/Dublin/Danville Area?

CarlieInLA Aug 23, 2012 09:03 AM

Hello -
We recently moved to San Ramon from Los Angeles, and are really missing our NY Style, thin crust pizza. Hoping there is some in close proximity so we can order take out for dinner but so far haven't found it. We tried a place called "New York Pizza" in SR and it was good, but not thin the way we like it.

Any hope? Looking in San Ramon/Danville/Dublin area.

Thanks!

  1. Robert Lauriston Aug 23, 2012 11:19 AM

    Amici's: http://www.amicis.com/

    1. b
      baseballfan Aug 24, 2012 05:01 PM

      Lucky you moving to the Bay Area. We just moved from San Ramon to Orange County and are not exactly thrilled. Anyway, back to the pizza...try Gay 90's in Pleasanton or Frankie, Johnny and Luigi's in Dublin. We are originally from the east coast and those were our favorites.

      1. cometraveler Aug 24, 2012 10:44 PM

        Sorry to disappoint, wish I had some suggestions to give you, but I have never found anything resembling New York pizza around here. Am from New York, so if you are looking for "LA style", New York Pizza, you may have more luck. Personally, I would be happy to find any decent pizza around this area. As regards the previous suggestions, my experiences have been different. I dislike Amici's(thought it was ok when it opened, but went quickly downhill) and have not even bothered to use the "free pizza coupon" they gave us. Tried Frankie, Johnny, & Luigi's once, never went back. Some of the salads from Gay Nineties are ok, but am not too thrilled with their pizza.

        So, I too, would love to find some different suggestions for this area.

        1. Melanie Wong Aug 24, 2012 10:55 PM

          Haven't tried them personally but what about Tomatina in Dublin or Faz (wood-burning oven) in Danville or Pleasanton? Who's tried Blackhawk Pizzeria?

          http://www.tomatina.com/
          http://fazrestaurants.com/faz-pleasanton
          http://blackhawkpizzeria.com/

          2 Replies
          1. re: Melanie Wong
            cometraveler Aug 27, 2012 06:40 PM

            Melanie - Thanks for the suggestions. We used to go to Tomatina's and Blackhawk Pizzeria, a long time ago.Can't remember the details why we stopped going there, but maybe it is time to go back. Have not tried the Faz in Plesanton - used to go to the one that was in Danville, but did not like it much. Too tell you the truth, since we have not found much over here, for pizza, we usually try to pick up little Italian pizzas from the Il Fornaio in Palo Alto(near work so can bring it home) as they are the best we have found. Wish there was something more I could recommend for the OP.

            1. re: cometraveler
              Melanie Wong Aug 29, 2012 10:07 AM

              Again, haven't tried any of those but wanted to toss them out for consideration. Let's keep up the hunt.

          2. j
            j mather Aug 27, 2012 07:40 PM

            If you're willing to go a little farther to Lafayette, there is Pizza Antica, which makes a Roman-style pizza. Very good, in my opinion. Thinner and crispier than Neapolitan style. Also, it's not related to Antica in Los Angeles, though there is a branch of Pizza Antica at Santa Monica Place.

            1 Reply
            1. re: j mather
              CarlieInLA Sep 5, 2013 09:24 AM

              We tried Pizza Antica and loved it. I would agree roman-style, more flat bread like but very good. Thanks!

            2. CarlieInLA Aug 29, 2012 09:36 AM

              Thank you all for the ideas, we will definitely try some and report back. I picked up Z Pizza because it was fast and around the corner and it wasn't great. The crust was thin but like a cracker and got hard after about 20 minutes...very strange. Still on the hunt. Will try out some in Dublin for sure.

              1. i
                Ian F Aug 30, 2012 09:08 PM

                Jules Thin Crust in Danville:

                http://www.julesthincrust.com

                Also, has gluten free

                4 Replies
                1. re: Ian F
                  Robert Lauriston Aug 31, 2012 09:00 AM

                  Unusually shaped pizzas, they look kind of like the "Roman" pizzas at Tony's, which were unlike anything I ever saw in Rome. Funny that they have four locations in Pennsylvania and one in Danville.

                  1. re: Robert Lauriston
                    Melanie Wong Sep 6, 2013 10:16 AM

                    And now a location in Oakland too,
                    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/905148

                  2. re: Ian F
                    k
                    KatoK Aug 31, 2012 09:49 AM

                    Ian F, I read a review of this restaurant in the Valley Times about a year ago, but still haven't tried it. Do you have a first hand review?

                    1. re: KatoK
                      CarlieInLA Sep 5, 2013 09:22 AM

                      We have tried Jules a few times. I would not call it a pizza, more like a flat bread but very tasty. I recommend but its not a NY style thin crust. Still on the hunt in our area.

                      One place we do like a lot is Pan Coast Pizza in Walnut Creek. Its thin and quite tasty.

                  3. Melanie Wong Aug 26, 2013 10:28 AM

                    Forge Pizza (expansion from Oakland) opened in Danville on Thursday.

                    https://twitter.com/ForgeDanville/status/370642530678747136

                    The Forge Danville
                    345 Railroad Avenue, Suite B
                    Danville, California 94526
                    925-855-1700
                    http://theforgepizza.com/danville/

                    Forge Oakland discussion
                    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8883...

                    1 Reply
                    1. re: Melanie Wong
                      CarlieInLA Sep 5, 2013 09:21 AM

                      Has anyone tried Forge in Danville. Want to check it out. Excited!

                    2. Melanie Wong Sep 6, 2013 10:18 AM

                      And I'm curious about Mix and Eat Bobs House in Pleasanton serving up New York pizza and bibimbap.

                      http://mixandeatbobshouse.com/About_U...

                      Show Hidden Posts