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Ramona Lisa Pizza

April 19, 2020 – Outstanding Italian food delivered from Ra-Mona Lisa’s! They were offering free delivery (in SDCE) during all the ‘rona mess. Ordering online via their website was very easy and highly customizable. I ordered one of their excellent Stromboli’s (highly recommended if you’ve never tried). For my son, an order of cheese ravioli that includes garlic bread and a side salad (I ate the salad). I have to say, I’ve never seen such small cucumbers. Gail had one of their hot deli sammiches. Everything was great, thoughtfully packaged, hot & fresh tasting. Payment was very easy on the website with credit card where you can include tip and whatnot. Also was able to use their coupon code for 5% off. Food delivered 5 minutes ahead of their quoted timeframe of 45 minutes.

Detroit Pizza

Continuing to perfect our homemade Detroit-style pizza! This is a style of pizza developed back in the day in Detroit, MI. It is a rectangular pizza that has a thick, crisp crust and toppings to the edge. A ton of cubed cheese is what makes this pie. Special pan available from Amazon (LloydPans).

Borrelli’s Pizza & Pasta

March 16, 2020 – my last indoor dining experience before the big ‘rona shutdown here in California. In upcoming posts you’ll see how I fare with a myriad of takeout options. Pizza by the slice is always hit or miss wherever you go. At Borrelli’s in Rancho Bernardo it’s always a home run! I’ve ordered slices all over and this place does it the best.

Giovanni’s Pizzeria & Ristorante Italiano

Last night in Ohio so I went back to revisit one of my favorite restaurants over the last two weeks. Such a fine specimen of a pizza. So delicious and such a thin, crispy crust, I easily ate the whole thing. Plus the best house salad I had while here in the Buckeye State.

Jimmy’s Italian Kitchen

Outstanding pizza at Jimmy’s Italian Kitchen in Kettering, OH! Such a charming Italian family restaurant with excellent service. They have been making pizza with homemade dough and their family’s secret sauce recipe since 1975. And whenever I travel east of the Mississippi I always enjoy at least one or more Yuengling beers.

Marion’s Piazza

I visited another Ohio institution at the recommendation of a local co-worker and I’m so glad that I did! Marion’s Piazza has been in business since 1965 and has grown to 9 locations throughout the Dayton region. The menu is simple and focuses on the 4 best food groups. Pizza, pasta, sandwiches and salad. The place is cavernous and somewhat of a trip. Ideal for large families or groups. There were so many tables that could seat a dozen or more comfortably. I felt out of place dining solo. Seemed like I should have had half my family tree with me. That pizza I had was excellent! Perfectly thin, crispy crust, cut tavern style and such a liberal amount of Italian sausage.

Antonio’s Pizzeria

One of the stalwart restaurants on Catalina Island is Antonio’s Pizzeria! Not the best food and service you’ll find, but they’re a solid choice with an expansive menu of favorites. It’s situated right on the water, so you can enjoy stunning views when sitting on their deck. We enjoyed this outstanding white pizza with chicken, bacon and maters.

Filippi’s Pizza Grotto

(Visited November 23, 2019) Excellent order of half & half spaghetti and lasagna at Filippi’s in Santee! It was accompanied by a huge, tender and flavorful meatball and one of the best antipasto salads you’ll find anywhere. Filippi’s is a San Diego institution, in business since 1950. They’ve grown into a small chain of old-school red sauce Italian restaurants dotted throughout SoCal.

Opolo Vineyards

Outstanding pizza and wines at Opolo in Paso Robles, CA! Just driving out to this winery is a treat. Two lane winding road through California’s beautiful central coast heartland. Fantastic tasting rooms that include spirits, etc.

Tony Pepperoni Pizzeria

(Visited October 31, 2019) Outstanding “Meat Eaters” pizza at Tony Pepperoni in Rancho Bernardo! Topped liberally with pepperoni, Italian sausage, ground beef, Canadian bacon, etc. I cannot wait to have another one of these delicious pies.

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