Before pizza, tomatoes and dairy collided only when misanthropic teens threw fruit at the billboards of celebrity cows. Savor the evolution of dairy diplomacy with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of cuisine and drinks at The Pizza Place & Garden Café in Long Beach.
Earning a Best Pizza designation from Beachcomber in 2010, the family-owned Pizza Place & Garden Café dishes out a variety of pie stylings alongside a stable of salads, calzones, sandwiches, and hot drinks. Bet your hunger on the spaghetti marinara ($6.95) or throw your fortunes to a pizza wheel, each of which uses 11 basic toppings and bribed security guards to deliver jackpots of deliciousness ($11.25 for a medium pizza with two toppings). Meanwhile, fare fashionistas can mix and match 21 gourmet toppings ($2.95 each on a medium pizza) including crab meat and eggplant, or delight in a pre-adorned pie such as the Deep South, topped with smoked andouille sausage, asparagus, roasted red peppers, and a pairing of gouda and mozzarella cheese ($18.95). Customers have the option to relax in the warm glow of the restaurant or carry out to dine by their home hearth.
- The Pizza Place is one of those long-time Long Beach places that remains consistently good. It's family-friendly, gay-friendly, all-ages-friendly, whatever-friendly. They deliver, too! Their menu goes beyond the run of the mill pizza and pasta dishes to include some really unique and interesting things… – NativeCalGal, TripAdvisor
- I'm a huge fan of patio dining, and this restaurant has a nice patio with large fire pit. I LOVE their food, I order take out and delivery from The Pizza Place more than any other restaurant, and frankly more than I care to admit. They have great spaghetti marinara and their house Italian dressing it good enough to buy in bulk! – M K., Yelp