Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Lanesplitter Pizza and Pub - Berkeley

While I certainly like pizza, I rarely get impressed. I like Chicago-style deep-dish stuffed spinach pizza. I like thick pan-pizza with loads of toppings. I like frou-frou gourmet pizzas with goat cheese and salmon. I like cheap grocery store frozen pizzas. I like New York-style thin pizza. But I am in looooove with Lanesplitter Pub and Pizza's super-thin New York-style pizzas.

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I'm not sure how long our wait was but this is the whole length of the restaurant. We had 10 people in our party so it was quite a while. I'm not much of a drinker anymore but you can see the list of beers on the chalkboard. Grab a beer, or two, trust me, it'll be worth the wait.

Or entertain yourselves by watching the pizzas getting tossed. When I saw the pizza dough spinning in the air, I rushed over to the counter with my camera. But he was done and spreading on the toppings. I was like a kid with my face pressed up to a candy shop window, patiently standing there with my chin on the counter and camera poised to take snaps of the next round.

"Can I help you?" the other pizza guy asked.

 "I'm just waiting for him to toss pizza again," I said while gesturing to my camera so he understood. Pizza tosser guy smiled. And I think he showed off just a little just for me. :)

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We ordered a Garbage Pie - pepperoni, sausage, mushroom, onion, olive, spinach, artichoke hearts and tomato. $23.50 for a 19" large.

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Pepperoni. $16.75 for a 19" large. This was the best. The crust is almost paper thin -- so crisp, so light, so delicious.

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Splitter - roasted chicken breast, roasted peppers, spinach, house 4-cheese blend. $19.50 for a 19" large.

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Salad and breadsticks were good too. But I still salivate thinking of that pepperoni pizza. We ordered three large pizzas thinking we could wrap up the leftovers for lunch the next day but there really wasn't much left. Pizzas are also sold by the slice.

Lanesplitter Pizza and Pub (several locations)
2033 San Pablo Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94702


  1. Oh, this really sucks; my mouth watering reading and devouring the pictures with my eyes. Figuring it would located in Pomona - no biggy I can drive up there for some pizza. Crap its in Berkeley!


  2. Oh where oh where can we find this in OC...your descriptions and pictures have got me craving pizza.

  3. I love Berkeley. Used to head up there all the time while I was growing up in Silicon Valley. I think I'll snag my brother and hunt the place down the next time I'm in the area. His girlfriend goes to UC Berkeley, so it'll be a treat for the both of them.

  4. Elmo,
    You're the OC man. I put you in charge of finding this for me so I don't have to trek all the way up to Berkeley for it! :)

    Hehe, an out of towner will introduce your brother's gf to a local joint? :) Order a pepperoni so you can really experience that thinly spun crust. Man, I wanna go back up again just for another piece of pizza.


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