Originally posted by neenerator
Can't say I agree about Dino's. It changed ownership like a year ago and seems to be getting better and better all the time- but lately sometimes it is so busy that the wait has gotten longer, which I don't like. Their salads are good, too. I love the crust!
I don't like Monte Carlo at all -- except the grocery part which is really good with cold cuts and great cheese, etc., but the food is like cafeteria food. Dino's and Tony's Bela Vista are the only two places I will eat pizza in Burbank.
The only things I've had at the Chicago place were a hot dog, which was okay, and a piece of weird pizza with cubes of pepperoni and leathery cheese, which wasn't okay.
I have not been to Dino's in over a year, so yes, they may be better now. I had their pizza 5 to 10 times during the late 90's/early 2000's and the crust was ALWAYS bad. Still, many people in Burbank are hardcore fans of the place.
Yeah, Monte Carlo is not for everyone. But, as far as non-chain pizza in Burbank, it was the best I found. The grocery is great. Always meant to go to Tony's but never got around to it. Someone brought some into work once, but I did not care for it.
Myself and others LOVED Taste of Chicago's pepperoni pizza when it first opened. But, I have not been there in several months. Would not be surprised if they let the quality slip to the level of the rest of their food.
Did you ever try "New York Pizza Dough?" It was at Olive & Victory where "Pizza Factory" is now.