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LisaN | Feb 11, 2008 02:29 PM

Patsy Grimaldi's Pizzeria 1035 W Queen Creek Road Chandler, AZ 85248

Perfect pizza! We practically had the place to ourselves so our service was attentive and efficient.

If you like the chain places that make their pizzas in a kicked-up Easy Bake Oven with a conveyor belt, this place may not be for you.

The pizza and house salad were made with high-quality, fresh ingredients and I thought reasonably priced. Pizzas are priced similary, if not less than the chain places, and is a million-percent better.

The small salad ($5) was a good size for 2 and included crisp romaine, mushrooms, red onions, terrific roasted red peppers and we added fresh mozarella for an additional $2. The mozarella was so tasty!

We ordered the 16 inch cheese pizza which was $13. It was the best pizza I have every had, and I have eaten alot of pizza! Thin crust was crunchy, but still a little chewy, the crushed tomatoes they used for sauce had a very nice tomato flavor, and we had 2 bubbles, which I've found you can only get at places that are cooking their pizza at high temperatures.

The menu said they are opening a new location soon in Gilbert.

Dooby's Grill Cafe 2909 S Dobson Rd Mesa, AZ 85202 (480) 756-0469
The food was delicious, but my dining companions have determined they prefer "Greek" middle eastern food, which this was not.

The food was tasty. We had lamb kabob, chicken kabob, vegetarian sampler, lentil soup and baklava.

The kabobs are all meat, no veggies like onions, peppers etc. Served with a choice of rice or french fries. One person chose fries, which we made fun of until they arrived and we saw that they were homemade, not frozen ones. The meats are marinated in a tasty sauce that doesn't overpower the meat.

the Baba Ganoush, Hummus and Falafel in my platter were all tasty, with the hummus retaining some texture and not just being a watery smooth paste.

It was obvious that is is mostly a regulars place, as all the other patrons that night walked into the kitchen (which is visible from the dining room) and greeted the owner/chef by name. Not being regulars, we were still given the same treatment.

I highly recommend the Shug, and addicitive blend of oil, crushed red peppers and cilantro served with thick fluffy pita to dip it in.

The baklava was drier than others i had, and should have been served at room temperature instead of straight out of the cold case, but was tasty and flaky none the less.

Gecko Grill 835 N Gilbert Rd Gilbert, AZ 85233 (480) 892-8099
There was a 30 minute wait, but it was well worth it.

The complimentary chips were thin and crispy and not greasy and served with a red and a green salsa and an addictive warm white bean dip.

Our party had asada tacos, pork quesadilla, shrimp tacos and the spicy asada burro. Everyone liked the food, the burro (burrito) I had was a normal size, not some monster giant burrito it would take a family of 5 to eat. The spicy salsa/marinade on the steak was very tasty and there was no fat on the meat.

I'm adding this to the rotation when I'm in the area.

China Pearl Chinese Restaurant 3861 E Baseline Road Gilbert, AZ 85234 (480) 633-3980
Small place located in a strip mall. There are tables and they take your order but it is nothing fancy.

the food is great, fresh ingredients, good portions at excellent prices.

If you like east coast egg fu young, this is the place for you. The pork fried rice more like the east coast as well.

Lunch special prices start at $2.99. 3 of us had dinner and were stuffed with some left over for $30.

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Dooby's Grill Cafe
2909 S Dobson Rd # 2, Mesa, AZ

Patsy Grimaldi's Pizzeria
1035 W Queen Creek Rd, Chandler, AZ 85248

Gecko Grill
835 N Gilbert Rd Ste 107, Gilbert, AZ 85234

China Pearl Chinese Restaurant
3861 E Baseline Rd Ste K136, Gilbert, AZ 85234

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