Whenever my husband and I visit Rotten City Pizza in Emeryville, we're paralyzed by indecision. We spend quite a bit of time salivating over what's ready to eat in their display case before we're finally ready to order. If we're in the mood for something decadent, the pork belly porchetta slice with fresh mozzarella, ricotta, Parmigiano-Reggiano and spicy salsa verde fits the bill, although we're partial to their Calabrian slice with housemade Italian sausage, Gaeta olives, chilies, roasted fennel seeds, tomato sauce and a blend of cheeses. I also highly recommend their meatball sub sandwich that's made with slow-roasted beef, pork and veal, drenched with roasted tomato sauce, covered with tons of cheese and piled into an Acme Bread Company Italian roll. Everything's prepared with mostly organic, locally-sourced and sustainable ingredients. You can take-out or dine-in -- they have both upstairs and downstairs seating -- and they even deliver to select areas of Emeryville and Oakland.
Rotten City Pizza
6613 Hollis St. [Map]
Emeryville, CA 94608
Ph: (510) 655-2489
Hours: Mon-Sat 11am-10pm; Sun 12-10pm
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Price range: $ (Entrees $10 and under)