Piaci Pizza in Ft. Bragg is the, and I'm not joking, is the finest pizza on the west coast. A tiny place serving pizza, beer, and salads. The beer is ... More
Piaci Pub & Pizzeria
Piaci Pizza in Ft. Bragg is the, and I'm not joking, is the finest pizza on the west coast. A tiny place serving pizza, beer, and salads. The beer is a nice selection of interesting local microbrews. The pizzas come in two sizes: slightly-too-much-for-one and slightly-too-little-for-four. The owner's from back east and clearly cares very deeply about quality, and has the taste and skill to back that up. A tiny place with about 6 stools at a counter and several tables. Sardonic bartender. It's the only pizza place in Ft. Bragg on the *west* side of rt 1 (which is important to remember because there are several other pizza possibilities and you don't want to go there). It's across Redwood from the Mendo Bistro (also good), somewhat hidden in the back. This should actually be considered a destination for pizza fans. Did I mention it's also one of the cheapest places in town to eat...
Although small, this place has a great atmosphere. The beer selection is about quality over quantity with several tasty choices. The pizza is a lot more than you would expect from a place that calls itself a pub.
There is where the locals flock to sample and indulge from the best
hand crafted beers selection on the West Coast.
Staff brough small samplers as a preview.
While I did not eat there, the other patrons where keeping the kitchen busy
producing pizzas (while smelled devine) and gorgeous welted spinach
Looking forward to returning on my next visit.
This place turned out to be quite a surprise on my vacation. A small, out of the way place that our hotel recommended, and I am so glad they did!
When you first enter, you may think of turning back because it's very small and usually crowded. There are 6-8 places at the bar, and about 4 small tables to sit at. But the selection of beers is reason enough to stay. They have about 6 beers on tap (local brews, mostly), and over a dozen varieties in the bottle. Plus wine and other beverages. The beer is under $4.00 a pint! What a value!
They also serve up delicious pizza. You can have it made about any way you like. It does get a little loud inside, as bars do, but the locals are friendly and we had a few nice conversations with them. They don't stay open late (close at 9 or 10) so you should get ther by 8 to enjoy all they have to offer. They also do carryout if you'd rather get food to go.
We went here 4 times during our stay, and enjoyed it very much. I would highly recommend it.