Blue Line Pizza, Mountain View, California
To any traveler, it’s common knowledge to ask a local for the best cuisine in the area. Castro Street can be quite overwhelming, everything from Mexican tacos to Silicon Valley startups’ favorite hangouts like Red Rock Cafe lure you into attraction. We took a Lyft straight from Google I/O 2016 for an early dinner and asked the driver. “How about a mean shabu shabu?” He asks. “We’ll pass. We have a lot of that back home!”
Asian food often goes awry in California, I noticed.
“Blue Line then. Their pizza rocks.”
The early dinner turned out to be fantastic idea as the restaurant started building a nice queue of families, dates and meetings. Castro Street in the summer can get chilly at night, a very schizophrenic weather at that one too.
Blue Line Pizza is not your usual Neapolitan pizza. Their Deep Dish Pizza spells trouble for those shedding on pounds.
Spicy homemade meatballs, spinach, mushroom and red bell peppers stuffed in that crunchy crust create an orchestra of flavors. At first slice, the mozzarella cheese beckons you nicely. The pizza is one perfect contrast, the crust already drenched in tomato plus the meaty dimension of the meatballs.
Dollops of ricotta cheese decorate the centerpiece, making cheese lovers cry for their mommies anytime of the day. I call it a nice cap for a wonderful I/O season.
Layer after layer of goodness. Gotta finish this entire pizza!
Oh and meet my best friend, Blue Moon. Cheers to that.
Blue Line Pizza is one of the few restaurants at Candid Cuisine rated at 5/5.
[usrlist “Taste and Originality: 5” “Customer Experience: 5” “Value for Money: 5” “Brick and Mortar: 5”]