1190 MacDonald Ave, Richmond, CA 94801
If there's one thing to be said about the pizza chefs of Richmond, it's that they are solid traditionalists when it comes down to baking pies. No matter what the pie trend of the moment is, be it New York-style or California-style, they unwaveringly stick to their roots which is no bad thing when it comes to baking pizza. To that end, Richmond is known for thick crust pizza and that's something that doesn't look as if it'll change at any time in the near future. It doesn't matter whether the pizza chefs of Richmond pan-bake their pies, cook them in a coal or wood-fired oven, hand press or toss them, ninety-five percent of the pizzas they make have thick crust bases. Thick crust pizza really is a super pie that can withhold any amount of heavyweight topping ingredients and maintains its integrity even when it's stacked to the max.
Place a delivery pizza order with Round Table Pizza and they'll bring you the best delivery pizza in Richmond. It's a pizzeria that has been doling out the dough for nearly thirty years and has even won several awards for doing it. Round Table Pizza's premises are located on San Pablo Avenue and consist of a corner unit with just a door and a small window. Inside is lacking a little illumination as well as a little imagination where the décor is concerned, but even leather banquettes can be comfortable on occasion. The one thing that's spot-on every time at Round Table Pizza is their pies and that's without fail. Renowned for being overly generous when adding topping ingredients to their pizzas, these guys stint on nothing to keep their customers satisfied. Order a Montague's All Meat Marvel and you'll see that for yourself.
If you've spent the afternoon browsing the exhibits in the Richmond Museum of History or been testing your skills at the Dirt World Bike Skills Park, you won't want to cook when you get home. If getting a take-out pie sounds like a good idea, you're right close by a pizzeria where you can get the best take-out pizza in Richmond and that's the San Francisco Pizza and Restaurant. The San Francisco Pizza and Restaurant is over on McDonald Avenue which is right in the city center and just a stone's throw from either of the above two locations. You can drive practically right up to this pizzeria’s door so you won't expend any more energy than the amount you need to walk from your car to the counter. Here the specialty of the house is vegetarian pizzas and that's something they make a lot of, and they also make great meat pies too.
Berkeley is less than ten miles from Richmond, but a city that is bordered to the east by open countryside and impressive state parks and to the west by the waters of San Francisco Bay. For enjoying outdoor time there it's difficult to know which way to head. On the coast you have the McLaughlin Eastshore State Seashore where you can stroll along the lengthy sands. Inland you have the Claremont Canyon Regional Preserve, the Siesta Valley Recreation Area, the Tilden Regional Park, or the Sibley Volcanic Regional Preserve to choose from to spend outside time at. If you can't decide which to go to, hire an RV, pick up a couple of pizzas or more from the Silver Pizzeria on Telegraph Avenue, and stay there for a week.
Living in a city like Richmond can become claustrophobic after a while. Remedy that by driving fifteen minutes north in the direction of Tara Hills. Before you get there follow the signs for the Point Pinole Regional Shoreline and once there, you'll have lots of space and plenty of fresh air. This park extends for over two thousand acres along the San Francisco Bay shoreline where you can hike along the beach, through woodlands, and across meadows. Pick up a pizza from Round Table Pizza on Fitzgerald Drive in Pinole before you go and you won't have to worry about food all day.
Head west out of Richmond on the John T Knox Freeway and over the Richmond Bridge to San Rafael. There you can do something totally different like visit the Museum of International Propaganda or see the rescued animals at the Wildcare Center. If you make the trip on a Sunday you'll be able to browse around the local farmer's market and pick up lots of fresh, homegrown produce. Check out the work of budding artists at Art Works Downtown or you can even take an art class if you have the time and inclination to learn something new. Before you drive back over Richmond Bridge, spoil yourself with a pizza from the Mulberry Street Pizzeria on Smith Ranch Road.
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