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Old Mom n Pop Pizza place at Hillsdale mall


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Old Mom n Pop Pizza place at Hillsdale mall

illusive45 | Mar 12, 2007 12:45 AM

Anyone remember the name of the pizza place at Hillsdale mall in San Mateo back in the 80s before they totally redsigned the mall and basically kicked out all the mom and pop restaurants? It was right next to that mom n pop Chinese place and all the people who worked there were older Italian immigrants who made the pizza right in front of you. As a kid I was amazed when they would work the ball of dough, throw it in there air and place the tomato sauce and chices of mozarella on it. The plain cheese pizza was my fave.
All I remember is they had THE BEST, most authentic italian pizza I've ever had and I haven't found one place in the Bay that makes anything close. I would LOVE to have pizza like that again, but feel like I have to go to NY or even Italy to experience that again.
If anyone can help me out as to what the name of the place was and if they moved elsewhere or can suggest a similar pizza parlor that serves authentic italian pizza here in the Bay, I'd really appreciate it!!!

Sbarro and Panda Express is complete garbage.

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