La Rocco’s Pizzeria – Project 365: Day 139

by matt on July 12, 2010

La Rocco's Pizzaria San ClementeI can’t say enough good about La Rocco’s Pizzeria in San Clemente California.  The pizza is just incredible!  Up to eating at La Rocco’s the best pizza I had ever had was in New York.  This is better than I remember eating in New York.  La Rocco’s makes hand tossed New York style pizzas and they don’t let the New York legacy of having some of the best pizza in the world down.  This really hit the spot after driving over 900 miles to get there.

When we first entered La Rocco’s we were welcomed by the owner who was just the nicest and friendliest person.  He had a great smile and was just happy to serve us the best pizza around.

You can order a whole pie or get it by the slice.  We ordered by the slice as we wanted to try as many varieties as possible.  There is a glass display case that showcases all the wonderful pies.  We ordered the Manhattan (see photo) which is a pepperoni, garlic and jalapeno pizza.  We also got the Brooklyn which is pepperoni, sausage, onions, black olives, fresh mushrooms, sliced green pepper & fresh garlic.  Good Lord it was good!

Next up was Pauly’s which was made with La Rocco’s garlic & oil sauce, fresh chopped basil, Parmesan & mozzarella topped with fresh sliced tomatoes.  Very good! My wife had one with fresh cherry tomatoes and eggplant.  Finally my favorite was the Bronx which was meatball, sausage & pepperoni.  I could eat this one all day.

Seriously, this is by far the best pizza you can get.  If you are ever in San Clemente and want to be spoiled with the best pizza anywhere stop in and visit La Rocco’s Pizzeria and order up a few slices.  This pizza alone made the 900 mile drive with screaming kids worth it.

La Rocco’s is located in San Clemente California – 122 South El Camino Real San Clemente CA 92672

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