Mill Valley has a bountiful supply of pizza joints, each one with its own distinct style. Whether you’re feeling fancy or lazy, one of the many restaurants is bound to fix your pizza craving. If you just need a classic pizza or you want to step outside your comfort zone, our small town has something to offer. Here are five of the best choices for every possible pizza eating occasion.
Best Slice on the Go: Rocco’s Pizza and Pasta | $$
In the cases where you really want pizza, but your stomach or a time constraint just won’t allow it, you should stop by Rocco’s. They offer individual slices of cheese pizza with an array of toppings to choose from, including pepperoni, bacon, mushrooms, and peppers. A single slice of cheese costs $4.50, with toppings ranging from $0.46 to $0.92. Your single slice is ready in minutes. Rocco’s is a great choice for lunch, dinner, or just for a quick snack. Although very similar to Stefano’s, Rocco’s proximity to Tam and their cheaper prices make it a very popular lunch spot.
Best Splurge: Tamalpie Pizzeria | $$$
There are some instances in a pizza person’s life where they need to go out to dinner. Staying in and eating straight out of the box just won’t cut it. Sometimes you have to splurge and enjoy a nice meal outside the comfort of your own home. In those circumstances, your best option is Tamalpie Pizzeria. This local hotspot serves up a great array of pizza options from their basic Hoo-Koo-E-Koo pizza ($15 for 12 in) consisting of tomato, mozzarella, basil, to more local and outside the box specialties such as the Fern Creek ($17 for 12 in), topped with shaved asparagus, pea leaves, crescenza cheese, mozzarella and roasted garlic. Tamalpie also offers many appetizers sure to please and worth the cost. My personal favorite, the fried brussel sprouts ($9), helped me discover my love for the hated vegetable. Although on the pricier side, Tamalpie is a good way to put a fresh spin on a delicious classic.
Best Bang for your Buck: Domino’s Pizza | $
Sometimes you just need a pizza. Nothing fancy or embellished, nothing that breaks the bank, just plain and simple. If that is the case, Domino’s has got you covered. They are the cheapest option on this list, and when it comes to pizza, sometimes all you need is cheap. If you need to feed a large crowd of people or just don’t want to cash out your whole paycheck on one meal, Domino’s can provide you with the sustenance you need to get you through the day. You can get a large three-topping pizza for as low as $7.99 or a medium two topping pizza for as low as $5.99. Whether feeding the masses or feeding yourself, Domino’s gets the job done and leaves you with a little left to spend, possibly on a Chocolate Lava Crunch Cake.
Best Delivery: Stefano’s Pizza | $$
Pizza is the most quintessential delivery food in the world. It’s greasy, can be eaten with your hands, and shared easily. For these reasons it is important to find the best delivery for the best food. When I’m in need of the perfect pizza delivery, I turn to Stefano’s Pizza for a good, hearty pie. Conveniently located in downtown Mill Valley, the small space crafts large, cheesy, circles of goodness, delivered to your doorstep nice and hot. Stefano’s delivery typically takes around 30 minutes (depending on location and size of order), and the drivers are always friendly. Stefano’s also offers coupons that are perfect for delivery, such as $5 off an extra large pizza or two large cheese pizzas for $21.95. Whether you are having a party or need a quick and easy dinner solution, Stefano’s is the classic and local pizza joint that delivers your pizza needs.
Best Variety: Pizza Antica | $$$
If you’re the kind of person who likes options or always goes for the “create your own pizza,” Pizza Antica is the place for you. It offers a multitude of entrees, appetizers, and salads, along with many options for pizzas and pizza toppings. Their topping options include roasted chicken, house-made ham, sun dried tomatoes, and many more. If you aren’t in the mood for pizza, their menu includes a super cheesy calzone that embodies a classic cheese pizza. It also offers many pasta and meat entrees, such as their pan-seared pork chop and their fresh ricotta ravioli that are fresh, modern, and different from many other items on the menu. Pizza Antica is sure to hit the spot for those of you who don’t like to be restricted to just pizza or like to be a little creative with your appetite.