Pizza, much like the earth, is circular, flat, and supports the existence of Karl Malone. Keep taste buds in NBA shape with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Italian comfort fare and drinks at Pavlo's Pizza and Pasta in San Ramon.
Chefs at Pavlo's Pizza and Pasta toss fresh dough and simmer the house specialty sauce daily to sustain a menu boasting 18 specialty pizzas alongside plates loaded with pasta, sandwiches, calzones, and ribs. Fresh vegetables that have never felt the freezer's icy imitation of winter sizzle beneath a layer of cheese on specialty pies, such as the meaty garlic Italiano ($17.99 for a medium), studded with roasted red peppers, sausage, and salami, or the spinach pie ($17.99 for a medium), ladled with pesto and sprinkled with feta. Hands shape homemade meatballs for their debut in an oven-baked sandwich ($6.79) blanketed in mozzarella and cloaked in marinara sauce to conceal their nervous blushing. Forks crumple in defeat when faced with a half rack of baby back ribs ($14.49), but regain their composure to pirouette gracefully through pasta dishes ($6.49–$7.59 each). Complement an Italian entree with a glass of chianti ($2.79) or dole out pints from a pitcher of domestic beer ($10.23) to share with friends or pour on a dried-out sea cucumber.
Pavlo's Pizza and Pasta
Cooks at Pavlo's Pizza and Pasta rise early each day to craft fresh pizza dough and sauce for their signature pies. The crisp circlets sport never-frozen ingredients including artichoke hearts, garlic, linguica, feta cheese, and pesto sauce. At large booths, silverware clatters percussively, and delivery drivers rush past, transporting pizzas to customers staying in for the evening or pretending not to be stuck in wet cement. Half racks of baby-back ribs share the tables with oven-baked sandwiches stuffed with house-made meatballs and marinara sauce.
2408 Twin Creeks Dr.
San Ramon, California 94583