Pyzano’s Pizzeria – Update

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It’s been over five years since the last time that we ate at Pyzano’s in Castro Valley. We usually either get pizza delivered to our house or go to Angelina’s in San Leandro, we like their pizza and they have a little section where children can sit and play.
Our plans for tonight were to go to Berkeley, get a slice of pizza at Blondie’s or Fat Slice and walk around. Alas, there was a home football game and it was impossible to get to Berkeley, much less find a parking space close to campus. So we postponed the visit to another time.
Meanwhile, Camila wanted pizza so, after some deliberation, we decided to go to Pyzano’s. I was hoping that they would have their cooks tossing the pizza dough and that Camila would get a kick out of it – unfortunately it appears they are not doing that anymore.
I was kind of surprised to find Pyzano’s only half-full on a Saturday night (about 6 PM), but I guess the economy has been affecting everyone. I should also say that Pyzano is pretty pricey for a pizzeria – I think Camila’s mini cheese pizza was about $7, while our large “Primo” (pepperoni, salami, smoked ham, bacon, Italian susage, and linguica) was about $23. Drinks were an extra $2.50 each, not cheap. But Pyzano makes up for the prices by serving a high quality pizza. The thick dough is very tasty by itself and works great with the other ingredients. All the toppings in our pizza tasted fresh and went well together. We really liked it.
We also ordered a portion of meatballs ($8 for 5 meatballs and 4 slices of cheesy garlic bread), and I have to say these were the best meatballs I’ve eaten at a restaurant. They were incredibly light, with very little filling, and perfectly seasoned. They came in a tomato pasta sauce that reminded me very much of the one once served at Pirro’s (a little Italian restaurant in Berkeley which I used to go to when I was in college). The garlic bread was also good, in particular when dipped in the sauce.
In all, we had a very good meal – and so much pizza left over that we’ll be eating it for the next couple of days 🙂
Pyzano’s Pizzeria
3835 E Castro Valley Blvd
Castro Valley, CA
(510) 881-8878
www.pyzanospizzeria.com
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