Located on Nicholas Road, on the west side of the Placer County city of Lincoln, House of Pizza is well known among Lincoln locals for serving delicious pizza. There are many pizza restaurants in Lincoln, and House of Pizza stands out from the crowd due to their amazing pizza, and family-friendly atmosphere.
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Photo: It's mid afternoon on Saturday, May 11, 2019, and I've arrived at House of Pizza to enjoy a "mini" pizza. This fine restaurant is under new ownership, and was formerly known as Pizza Round-up.
As I arrived at the restaurant, at first I thought it was closed, as there was no "open" sign, no lights on inside, and the restaurant appeared to be dark. I tried the door and it opened, so I knew it was open. I suppose they're attempting to save energy, as today was a bright, sunny day, with temperatures in the low 80's. Such a great day for pizza!
It was also interesting that nobody was behind the counter, and there was a bell that said "ring for service." I "dinged" the bell, and the server/pizza chef, Dillon, immediately emerged from the kitchen to greet me, and to take my order.
Photo: As you walk in the door, the first thing you'll notice is the order counter, which definitely dominates the room. Like most pizza restaurants, you make your selection from the menu, place your order, pay for it, and when your order is ready, it will be brought to your table.
There is no printed menu, as the menu is "high tech," as it's on monitors above the counter. On tap are 12 varieties of beer, and there's a cooler behind the bar that contains specialty soft drinks, as the "mainstream" soft drinks the restaurant servers - Pepsi products - come from a self-serve, all-you-can-drink dispenser.
You don't have to guess about the size of your pizza, as pizza pans are hung on the wall which makes it easy to visualize the size of your pizza.
This Saturday had found me on the go since early morning, as I was working with the ham radio club I belong to, and the Lincoln Lions Club, as one of the staff members providing radio communications for the "Tour de Lincoln" bicycle event. I was thirsty, and soft drinks wouldn't work, so I had Dillion pour me a half pitcher of beer, from one of the dozen taps behind the bar.
Photo: The pizza menu is posted above the counter, and it's actually on a high-def monitor. Besides pizza, the restaurant also serves sandwiches, appetizers, salads, bread sticks and more. However, as the name implies, pizza is king!
Photo: The dining room is very spacious, and contains a mixture of booths and tables. The salad bar, large television monitor and soft drink machine are on the wall. I was surprised on this mid-Saturday afternoon to be the only guest when I arrived, and during the 45 minutes or so that I visited this fine restaurant.
Photo: I took a peek at the salad bar, and it looked a little "sad" on this Saturday afternoon. I suspect the staff will be freshening it up before the dinner rush.
Photo: Just for the younger set, there is a "low tech" arcade claw machine, and a machine for tattoo stickers. There are also a couple of video machines for entertainment.
Photo: My single topping mini pizza arrived about 15 minutes after placing my order. Meet Dillon, who is the pizza chef and server, who brings my pizza to me with a smile. This fine chef really knows how to make pizza, as the pizza was delicious.
Photo: Thanks, Dillion, for snapping my photo, as I get ready to enjoy my delicious pizza.
Photo: I went with an 8" min pizza with one topping. My topping of choice was linguica, which happens to be one of my favorite varieties of sausage. Such a beautiful presentation! The half pitcher of beer also worked wonders.
My friendly server and pizza maker, Dillon, brought my mini pizza to me in only about 15 minutes after placing my order. My pizza arrived hot from the kitchen, ready to enjoy.
For me, an 8" pizza is the perfect size, as it fills me completely, and I don't have any to bring home in a box. I chose the single-topping pizza, as I prefer to simply ENJOY the cheese, and the single topping, without "cluttering up" the pizza.
A good pizza begins with the foundation of a well-baked crust, topped with cheese. You judge a pizza by it's cheese, and the cheese I enjoyed on my pizza didn't disappoint, as it was simply amazing. When you picked up a slice, the cheese would ooze out in strings, just the way it's supposed to. Oh the goodness! The blend of Mozarella used by this fine restaurant was perfect, with just a little tang, but just bursting with flavor. The crust was perfectly cooked, with just the right amount of crunch on the outside, yet firm and tender on the inside. Unlike lesser pizzas, you could pick up a piece of this delicious pizza and it didn't droop or sag, on the way to your mouth.
The linguica was thinly sliced, perfectly placed on the pizza, and tasty and juicy. It worked well with the crust and cheese, all flavors blended together, yet nothing was overpowering, which made for a delicious pizza.
House of Pizza makes a delicious pizza which is sure to delight all pizza lovers!
Photo: "Pizza beauty" is a single slice of pizza, showing the delicious crust, the melted Mozarella cheese, and the juicy linguica slices. The presentation is beautiful, and the pizza tastes even better than it looks. Such an amazing pizza!
With a name like House of Pizza, you know the restaurant will be serving fine pizza! House of Pizza is definitely a "go-to" restaurant for Lincoln locals, and anybody living in west Placer County who loves delicious pizza.
House of Pizza
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