For more than 51 years, Round Table Pizza's chefs have been rolling out fresh, made-from-scratch dough, sprinkling it with a signature three-cheese blend, and baking the delectable disks to a golden brown. Sink famished fangs into the King Arthur Supreme to get a taste of pepperoni, italian sausage, dry salami, linguica, and various veggies ($16.99–$18.49 for a medium; prices vary by location), and then wait patiently as your dining companions take turns trying to free you from its cheesy embrace. Or curb herbaceous cravings with Guinevere's Garden Delight, a sliceable field of green peppers and roma tomatoes punctuated by fragrant blossoms of mushroom, green pepper, yellow onions, and black olives ($16.99–$18.49 for a medium).
Much like the bird that bears its name - if that bird had opposable thumbs and a penchant for Italian food - Eagle Pizzeria serves up gooey pizzas alongside other Italian favorites. At the casual eatery, framed photos of baseball stars, newspaper clippings, and other sports memorabilia pack the butter-yellow walls, as patrons nosh on pesto bread over red and white checked tablecloths while perusing a menu that includes everything from hot sandwiches to spaghetti with baby clams. Hand-rolled dough, made fresh every day, bakes into a crispy crust that's covered in whole milk mozzarella and specially blended tomato sauce. Specialty pizzas cater to carnivores with a meat lovers' pizza - topped with six meats - and travel the world with Greek toppings such as olives and feta or Hawaiian toppings such as bell peppers and pineapple. Gluten-free crusts are also available.
Blooming from 1 restaurant in 1959 to 500 franchises today, Round Table Pizza Parlor dishes up a menu of pies constructed from made-from-scratch dough, premium meats, and freshly cut vegetables, and arranged in a number of innovative combinations. Each pizza begins with fresh-rolled dough made from wheat that, like every Mr. Potato Head, began its life on family farms in Idaho. Round Table's chefs then adorn each doughy disk with a triumvirate of gooey cheeses, including aged cheddar, whole-milk mozzarella, and provolone. Patrons can opt for one of the restaurant's 12 signature creations or devise their own pies with a selection of premium meats—such as salami, linguiça, or pepperoni—and fresh vegetables, including roma tomatoes, artichoke hearts, and zucchini livers.
Chalkboard menus, checkered tablecloths, and trompe-l'oeil murals of Tuscan vistas prime visitors for a classic trattoria experience at Marina Pizza. The cuisine fulfills that promise: pizzas inspired by a host of regional Italian traditions converge on the menu, united by housemade sauce and handspun dough. Grilled paninis employ gooey cheese to fuse ciabatta bread with fresh eggplant and turkey, while hot 10-inch French rolls insulate meatballs, Italian sausage, and thinly sliced steak. The kitchen welcomes a handful of East Coast culinary traditions as well, letting cheesecake and baby clam pizzas serve a taste of the Big Apple without the metallic aftertaste of smooching the Statue of Liberty.
Galaxcy Pizza pledges to pile dough with gourmet ingredients and respect the environment with eco-friendly practices, such as running 100% electric delivery cars and channeling all the restaurant’s power from renewable wind energy. The menu showcases specialty pizzas, which are named for planetary bodies, loaded with produce from local farms, and often available in vegan and gluten-free versions. In addition to printing the menu on hemp paper and donating a portion of its profits to charity, the restaurant’s libations consist of local beers and organic wines that treat guests to a taste of San Francisco without the hassle of deep-frying Coit Tower.