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Pizza in San Leandro, please help us

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Janet Mar 27, 2013 10:50 PM

We recently moved to San Leandro. We have found some nice restaurants that will keep us happy when we can't get back to Oakland or SF. But some nights we don't want to go out or cook. We want a good thin crust pizza delivered. We liked Rustica in Montclair. Here we can only find chains that are bad. All suggestions are welcome.

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  1. Melanie Wong RE: Janet Mar 27, 2013 11:16 PM

    Never tried it but have you called Porky's Pizza? It is recommended more often for fried chicken than pizza though.
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/503870

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      moto RE: Melanie Wong Mar 28, 2013 02:29 AM

      on our single sampling of the pizza at Porky's a few years ago, it seemed the equivalent of a freshly made, fairly decent chain style pizza. have had frozen pizzas (made in Italy, wood fired ovens) about as good, perhaps a bit better if one prefers lighter, minimalist topping.

      depending where Janet is coming from in San Leandro, Alameda might not be much further than Porky's. to my knowledge though East End doesn't deliver, unless they've expanded what they do.

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        Melanie Wong RE: moto Mar 28, 2013 09:37 AM

        Yep, I would (and do) keep a couple frozen pizzas on hand for those exhausted, can't move a muscle evenings. I buy Amy's Kitchen organic cheese pizza at Grocery Outlet for a good price.

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        IPAforBreakfast RE: Melanie Wong Mar 29, 2013 10:46 AM

        I live in San Lorenzo and Porky's is the best around since Ye Old Pizza Joynt burned down. I've found that to have a good pizza experience, you have to eat the pie AT Porky's. If you take it home (and I'm only 2 miles away) it suffers considerably.

        True, it is not a fantastic pizza like Gioia or Pizziaola or Rustica....but it beats the pants off Pizza Hut or Papa Murphy's.

        One additional plus is they have 8-10 taps of great local beer.

      3. kungful RE: Janet Mar 28, 2013 08:17 AM

        Janet,
        welcome to the worst food city in the bay area......
        Porky's is about as good as san leandro pizza gets.
        However, Paradiso makes a pretty good thin crust pizza, but it's definitely not a "delivery/I don't want to cook" kind of place.
        If you're really jonesing for pizza, your best bet is to run up oakland for lanesplitter, pizzaiolo, or marzano (my favorite three, your mileage may vary).

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          Mission RE: kungful Mar 28, 2013 01:03 PM

          If you ever want Mexican food to go? I always liked Taqueria Los Pericos when ever I worked in the area.

          Taqueria Los Pericos
          1389 E 14th St
          San Leandro, CA 94577
          (510) 895-0660

        2. Robert Lauriston RE: Janet Mar 28, 2013 09:31 AM

          I'm not sure there's any standout pizza in SL other than Paradiso, but you might try Angelina's, Chicago, Porky's, and Red Apple.

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            Pius Avocado III RE: Janet Mar 28, 2013 03:24 PM

            Lanesplitter's website characterizes theirs as "East Bay delivery," but the phone number they give is the Albany location. Not sure what their actual coverage is, nor whether they direct orders to the Lakeshore location.

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              shanghaikid RE: Janet Mar 28, 2013 03:52 PM

              years ago the pizza in the evening was pretty good at Porky's.

              last year or two got a terrible burnt one in the midafternoon.
              stay away when the teens are running the show. go in the evening.

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                Pius Avocado III RE: shanghaikid Mar 28, 2013 04:09 PM

                Ever been to the Thursday performance of the Oakland All-Star Banjo Band?

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                  shanghaikid RE: Pius Avocado III Mar 28, 2013 07:03 PM

                  haven't been to Porky's in the evenings for awhile.

                  fam prefers pizza at Jupiter and Hot Italian now.

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                    Mission RE: shanghaikid Mar 28, 2013 07:08 PM

                    Where are Jupiter and Hot Italian located?

                    Nothing came up in a search in San Leandro.

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                      Robert Lauriston RE: Mission Mar 28, 2013 07:21 PM

                      Berkeley and Emeryville, and neither delivers.

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                        shanghaikid RE: Mission Mar 28, 2013 07:49 PM

                        Jupiter is on shattuck in Berkeley and Hot Italian is in Emeryville near the public market.

                        both delivers great taste but you have to go there urself.

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                  Janet RE: Janet Mar 29, 2013 11:57 PM

                  Thanks for all the suggestions. Sounds like we will have to buy dough from Safeway, keep it frozen, and make our own.

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                    Robert Lauriston RE: Janet Mar 30, 2013 09:48 AM

                    Trader Joe's pizza dough is quite good.

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                      Pius Avocado III RE: Robert Lauriston Mar 30, 2013 09:56 AM

                      Mom's was good (produced in Oakland) but haven't seen it in awhile.

                  2. Glencora RE: Janet Mar 30, 2013 09:55 AM

                    There's also East End Pizza in the Alameda marketplace. Not sure if they deliver, but you can get half-baked

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