Sunday, July 31, 2016
1441 W Arrow Hwy
San Dimas, CA 91773
I noticed that I have never been to a non chain pizza place in San Dimas. A quick search led to Mike's Pizza and that San Dimas is not a pizza eating city!
Located in a small shopping center and near a laundrymat, Mike's Pizza is actually takes two spaces in the center. One space is the entire kitchen area. The other is a combination dining and storage area. They really need to clean up the dining area, which has about 8-10 tables. They have pizza boxes, soda bottles, and other stuff that needs to be put somewhere else.
Large mushrooms and jalapeno, $16. I took a menu home and realized that the menu price is $15.40 with tax that is well over $16. So, I'm not sure how she got $16. Anyways this pizza was pretty good. A good solid medium crust with parts of the pizza piled high with cheese, but they missed some the other outer edges. The sauce was mild, there is plenty of it, but it doesn't over power the pizza. The toppings were pretty plentiful and fresh.
Service was pretty good. It's a family run place. They told me the pizza would take 25 minutes, which is longer than other pizza places say, but I go the pizza in about 20 minutes. Unlike other pizza places that say 15 minutes but take 25 minutes for your pizza to be ready! But, I came to the shopping center to got the grocery store about a week ago and they list their closing time for a Saturday night at 9pm. They were closed and out the door at 8:30pm. Of course, I don't know if that was a one time thing. But, that's not good business.
Mike's is a good pizza place, better than the chains, but I'm not rushing back to San Dimas to try their pizza. Honestly, if you're near San Dimas, just go a little further east to LaVerne, where there is a ton of good choices for pizza!