New: Slice House by Tony Gemignani
By Rachelle Cihonski
This walk-up eatery’s menu is wide-ranging—including everything from fresh-pressed juices to house-made pastas to an ultramoist tiramisu. But the main attraction is pizza wizard Tony Gemignani’s giant fold-and-go triangles of New York–style pie: They are well-charred and floppy, and they have a great chew. The traditional pepperoni slice is always a solid choice, but scout about for the pepper-strewn “Picante” if it’s on special, or try a four-sided slice of the “Sicilian” or “Sweet Grandma.” The order-at-the-counter dining area is small, but a section of the adjacent parking lot is being transformed into a roomy alfresco patio—making for a European-style respite for downtown shoppers.
1500 Mt. Diablo Blvd., (925) 448-8077, slicehousewalnutcreek.com. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily.