December 5, 2013

Pizza Rock

This post is overdue, but then again, when am I not behind? A couple weeks ago, we went downtown to try Pizza Rock. It's owned by Tony Gemignani you might know him from Bar Rescue. We also know of him because of his restaurant is San Francisco, Tonys Pizza Napoletana. Upon returning from our recent trip, I checked to see how the menus compare... they're practically identical. That meant those delicious meatballs could be had right here at home. We only hoped they were just as good.

My brother joined us and we got there in time for happy hour (Mon-Fri 3-6; Sun-Thur 10-close). Beers, appetizers and pizzas are discounted (local's discount does not apply). They have a great craft beer selection ($5) so they hooked me on that alone. We each ordered meatballs ($3). The meatball itself was just as good as those in San Francisco, but the sauce was too acidic. Hopefully, the kitchen is still tweaking the recipe. Still, we enjoyed them. We shared an order of garlic bread ($5). Very garlicky, but otherwise unmemorable.

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We each ordered a personal pizza from the happy hour menu. This was a great savings and a way to try pizzas we typically wouldn't order. Frank's True Italian ($7) had pesto garlic and it was topped with mozzarella and cherry tomatoes. This was our favorite of the three.

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The pepperoni had some kick ($5) but it was the least liked crust and Cal Italia ($7) was too sweet for my liking; it seemed like dessert. However, it came highly recommended from our server and it has won awards. It has sweet fig preserve and topped with mozzarella, gorgonzola, and prosciutto.

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Pizzas I've had at Tony's have been far more impressive so next time I'll stick to the regular menu for pizza, but I'll definitely enjoy those $3 meatballs and $5 craft beers again.

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