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Pizza in San Leandro, please help us

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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. Never tried it but have you called Porky's Pizza? It is recommended more often for fried chicken than pizza though.
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    1. re: Melanie Wong

      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.

      1. re: moto

        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.

      2. re: Melanie Wong

        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. 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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        1. re: kungful

          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. 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.

          1. 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.

            1. 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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              1. re: shanghaikid

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

                1. re: Pius Avocado III

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

                  fam prefers pizza at Jupiter and Hot Italian now.

                  1. re: shanghaikid

                    Where are Jupiter and Hot Italian located?

                    Nothing came up in a search in San Leandro.

                    1. re: Mission

                      Berkeley and Emeryville, and neither delivers.

                      1. re: Mission

                        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.

                2. 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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                  1. re: Janet

                    Trader Joe's pizza dough is quite good.

                    1. re: Robert Lauriston

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

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