Sunday, September 28, 2008

Pizza My Heart

I really sometimes wonder about the things I read on Yelp. It can seem as though certain cities are more accurate (or more suited to my tastes) than other cities. Since the visit to Darby Dan's went so amazingly well, I figured we'd try another lunch time Yelp referral for the day.

Since the Monterey Bay Aquarium was the morning and early afternoon's entertainment we figured we'd try to find some nearby pizza-by-the-slice place. The goal was to not ruin our appetite since were had a much anticipated reservation for Passion Fish in Pacific Grove.

So where would our search through Yelp lead us?

We ended up going to Pizza My Heart, a chain of pizza places based in NoCal. Since this is the only one I've ever been to I don't know if they all have the surfer decor or not. This one did. The bright airy restaurant had a selection of 3 or 4 pizza-by-the-slice pizzas out front (a la Sbarro). Of course if you were hungry enough you could obviously order an entire pie.

Made from hand tossed dough, the reheated slices had a subtle crunch to them when you bit into them. Even though there was a little bit of crunch to them you could still fold them over. Good stuff. With a lighter but still very tasty sauce and a moderate amount of cheese the pizza was very enjoyable.

What I also found interesting about Pizza My Heart was that the side bar had a very wide array of spices you could sprinkle on top of your pizza. I can't say that I've ever seen that many spices for putting on pizza, before.

Overall I thought this place was a winner. It's one that I'd definitely go back to. Unfortunately, I thought this was going to be one of about three pizza places I'd try during our trip (A16 and Pizzaiolo were also on my radar), but it ended up being the only one. Like I told my wife, though, it gives us two more reasons to go back.

Pizza My Heart on Urbanspoon


  1. I'm an East Coast transplant. Pizza My Heart is the best pizza I've found to date on the West Coast. (Of course, I was living in LA before I moved to Monterey, and LA is full of craptastic pizza.) I'm totally in love with the place! And man - their slices are generous. If the girl with the dreads is slicing, you will get pieces as big as a personal pizza at CPK. If only they had beer (draft taps!) it would be PERFECT.

  2. Here in Cleveland I've had zero luck finding a good New York slice. There's a place on the West Side that I have yet to try. I'm with you though, all I hear is about how bad the pizza is in California. I was very guarded in my visit to Pizza My Heart expecting to be dissapointed. It was a huge surprise. I had to mention this place because it was so good. I love to hear I'm not the only one on the eternal search.