Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Gaspare's Pizza House & Italian Restaurant

5546 Geary Blvd. (between 19th and 20th Ave)
(415) 387-5025

Pizza/Italian in the Richmond

This is a very well-known mom & pop restaurant for thin-crust pizza. The service is friendly, but it's a bit confusing when you walk in because there's a sign-up sheet, so we automatically thought we had to wait for someone to seat us. However, we didn't realize until later (after people just started to sit down) that it's self-seating and the sign-up sheet is for if there are no tables available. The place is also a lot smaller than it looks from the outside, so it can only accomodate maybe 3 large parties at a time.

The food was just ok - we had a pizza (Bruce's special), a calzone, and a veal+ravioli dish. The veal was a bit dry, and the ravioli was ok. The calzone was pretty good, mostly because we asked them to add jalepenos. The pizza we had was not very good, honestly. It was EXTREMELY garlicy, and the crust was so thin and actually soggy. I was not impressed at all.

I would definitely go back, just to see if the soggy crust was an accident - nobody else said that about their pizzas. Jalapenos seriously make a big difference - they make everything taste better! I'm so not a jalapeno fan, but it's definitely worth trying. =)

** Edit: If you're friends with Nick, you should go with him because he gets hooked up (knows the owners) haha

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