Round Table Pizza Opening in the Clayton Valley Shopping Center

December 30, 2013 14:10 pm · 46 comments



Round Table Pizza has signed a lease to open a restaurant in the Clayton Valley Shopping Center on Ygnacio Valley Rd. in Concord.

Round Table will be in the same spot where another pizza place, Tavo’s, was located before they closed in December of 2012.

They’re expected to open in early 2014.

It is unknown if the Round Table Pizza restaurant in the Vineyard Shopping Center (near K-Mart) will close.


1 russ December 30, 2013 at 1:49 PM

Thank goodness. Our Pizza joint per capita was getting extremely low.

2 Winston December 30, 2013 at 1:54 PM

What?! Not an Olive Garden?!!?!

3 Jim Shoes December 30, 2013 at 2:05 PM

Cool. I like round table.

4 wc44 December 30, 2013 at 2:28 PM

More fine dining for Clayton

5 Silva December 30, 2013 at 2:36 PM

How delightful.

6 Kelly December 30, 2013 at 2:39 PM

This is in Concord… Clayton would not stoop so low.

7 Felino December 30, 2013 at 2:39 PM

This is great news, Round Table Pizza just rounds out the area with nasty a** food, ie. Dickies, Panda Express, Wing Stop and on top of the list is Burger King.

8 jussayin December 30, 2013 at 2:51 PM

The box that it comes in taste better.

9 Spencer December 30, 2013 at 2:58 PM

Round Table is not so bad. Not great, but far better than Pizza Hut, Domino’s, Little Caesar’s, etc. They rate maybe a “B-” Too bad we lost Tavo’s; that was a great pizza.
Of course, it would be nice if we got some better food choices that were not chains.

10 J. December 30, 2013 at 3:09 PM

Round Table is not top-shelf but it beats out, but not limited to: Domino’s, Papa John’s, Extreme Pizza, Little Caesar’s, and Straw Hat.

11 Richie December 30, 2013 at 3:21 PM

Dang….wishing for a Pizza Hut

12 Anon December 30, 2013 at 3:32 PM

“This is great news, Round Table Pizza just rounds out the area with nasty a** food, ie. Dickies, Panda Express, Wing Stop and on top of the list is Burger King.”

Who died & made you Food King…do have have a TV show I missed ???

13 Shuley December 30, 2013 at 3:36 PM

Isn’t there is already a Roundtable less than a mile away at the Vineyard Shopping center? That’s ridiculous. Almost as ridiculous as paying their prices for their crappy pizza. Strictly to Go is far better..

14 Wassup December 30, 2013 at 4:00 PM

Wow. Some people need to get a life!. It’s a pizza place. Chill out and cook at home, Rachael Ray!!

15 Cowellian December 30, 2013 at 4:10 PM

I like pizzas from a lot of different places, but Strictly-to-Go was always my favorite in Claycord.

16 @ Kelly December 30, 2013 at 4:21 PM

“This is in Concord… Clayton would not stoop so low”

Yes of course because the anchor tenant saloon in downtown Clayton is so high class, isn’t it? I purposefully steer guests away from that corner on weekends.

I too live in Clayton but let’s not boast about our 3-4 dives downtown. I do like Skip’s however.

17 Anon December 30, 2013 at 4:25 PM

I won’t go there. Management sucks and if it’s a franchise, then they have completely different cheaper ingredients. I’m actually headed out for some cheesy bread from lil Cesar’s

18 Mr. Pink December 30, 2013 at 4:27 PM

I like Round Table so I’m fine with it, thanks for asking. Would assume the Vineyard one will close down. Seems sort of stupid to have two less than a mile apart, but I was not consulted so…

19 December 30, 2013 at 4:31 PM

Clayton has a Little Caesars.

20 Concord December 30, 2013 at 5:06 PM

I’ve had awful luck with Round Table. I like Skipolini and will go out of my way to get my pizza there. I wish they would deliver though. The res them, you can’t even eat. I wish they would get some decent restaurants in Concord too. E.J. Phair’s has been GOD AWFUL the last few times I’ve been in there too.

21 Pleasant Jenny December 30, 2013 at 5:30 PM

I am not a “pizza person” but my family seems to require it once a week. We alternate every Tuesday night from a few places. I find Round Table’s sauce to be extra acidic, but their Tuesday night all you can eat for 7.99 per person works perfect when we take the teens out and it includes salad bar. They do, in my opinion, have a pretty good salad bar. And the teens pig out. The only down side is there are no leftovers to take to school and work the next day.

22 Just sayin December 30, 2013 at 8:04 PM

@ Pleasant Jenny: You must be new to this web site. All of your content was thoughtful and well written. Not the kind of churlish slop and babble that I usually contribute. Nice job!

23 anon December 30, 2013 at 8:09 PM

I am concerned about it bringing in trouble to an already troubled shopping center.

24 Pleasant Jenny December 30, 2013 at 8:26 PM

@Just sayin: I’ve been around since 2008. The old phart and I have ailing parents we have been happily taking care on both sides (because that is what you do for your parents who did everything for you for your first 18 years or so of life) for the past two years so not so much time for online chatting or anything like that. Thank you for your kind words.

25 AJ December 30, 2013 at 8:41 PM

I wish they would close the Kmart next to the round table down the road!! Best of luck to the new round table!!! Unfortunately you can’t make everyone happy, but good restaurants are a place we are severely lacking!!

26 Bring back Shakey's Pizza December 30, 2013 at 8:46 PM


27 Momo December 30, 2013 at 8:54 PM

Doesn’t matter what the restaurant opening would be. If your posting on claycord your going to slam it. Sad commentary of what this sight has turned into.

28 Cowellian December 30, 2013 at 9:15 PM

We serve fun at Shakey’s (also pizza)

29 @23 December 30, 2013 at 9:25 PM

Trouble started when they rebuild that shopping center, took out the drive by drop off mail boxes that drew the community and shoppers in. Then there are those Stop signs seemingly every 20 feet. Live just a mile from there and no longer shop there.

30 anon December 30, 2013 at 10:22 PM

@16 Hey, you live in Clayton, you’re gonna drink.

31 Chevrolet girl December 30, 2013 at 10:49 PM

@ Kelly #6 I’m glad to know you have all the finest restaurants there in Clayton so there won’t be a need for you to cross over into Concord since you would be stooping so low. What a pompous a**.

32 Jerry December 30, 2013 at 11:51 PM

The Clayton Valley Shopping center is turning into a food court.

33 Noflow December 31, 2013 at 5:42 AM

Rocco’s was the best pizza in the area. Unfortunately, it is still – sometimes. I blame the downfall on the sports bar expansion. It was always good until Rocco divided his attention.
I hated Tavos, tasted nasty – I was glad to see them gone. The Wife and daughter loved them, but every time I went with them even they admit it wasn’t good.
Skips 4
Rocco’s 2 or 5
Marys 3
Round Table 2
Pizza Hut 2
Dominoes 2
Strawhat 1
Shakeys 1
Tavos 1 or 2
Milos 2 (would a been a 3 but for the soggy crust)
New York Pizza 2
Mountain Mikes 2

I’m starting to think I eat a lot of pizza….

34 Noflow December 31, 2013 at 5:44 AM

The best improvement to that shopping center would be to get rid of the utility pole in the divider on Ygnacio.

35 Peanut Gallery December 31, 2013 at 7:44 AM

We don’t want it.

36 JRConcord December 31, 2013 at 7:46 AM

get half goumet veggie with artichoke hearts and half all meat. good pizza
I eat pizza therefore I am.
who are you?
peace and love

37 The Mamba December 31, 2013 at 8:08 AM

Round Table is good, but for some reason I seem to always pay $30 for a large pizza.

38 ale December 31, 2013 at 8:16 AM

Skippolinis has the best pizza. I dont mind round table but I wont eat from the vinyard one since the day we walked in and saw a guy holding a dog over the salad bar while chatting with employees. Gross.

39 Greg in Pleasant Hill December 31, 2013 at 8:27 AM

What is wrong with round table? Good pizza just too expensive. All you isolationists should move to Clayton with all the other “bubble” people.

40 Anon December 31, 2013 at 10:13 AM

I’d prefer the city of Concord offer incentives for local restaurants/businesses to expand their businesses. If this location is a pizza joint a new Rocco’s or Skipolini’s would be nice. This intensifies the already overloaded chain-store dynasty making the country bland. San Luis Obispo has a nice downtown because they keep the chains out.

41 Spencer December 31, 2013 at 12:03 PM

Ship’s is still pretty good but has gone a bit downhill over the past 5-10 years. Maybe too much expansion, who knows. Add the fact that they are super pricey, and it’s just not worth it very much anymore, except on a nice summer evening.

42 Spencer December 31, 2013 at 1:39 PM

Oops, meant Skips

43 Hobo December 31, 2013 at 4:28 PM

Strictly to Go on Clayton Rd. is the best in that area. In general we have too many chains. If someone took a risk and opened a breakfast/lunch/dinner place with good coffee, to-go sandwiches and pancakes on the weekends, it would do well in that spot or near there.

44 JustMe December 31, 2013 at 5:23 PM

I suspect Round Table is going to close at their current location in the Vineyard Shopping center, which is a shame, because it’s easy to get in/out of that center vs Clayton Valley Shopping Center which is a nightmare to navigate and park. I can’t imagine adding more congestion to an already congested parking lot. Clayton Valley Shopping Center has the worst layout I’ve ever encountered.

I have noticed that Round Table is hardly ever busy at the Vineyard location, or at least when I’m there. Curiously, their headquarters is in Concord, CA, so you think they would be busier here. Round Table, while not the best pizza, is a nice change of pace once in a while. Their sauce, in my opinion, is a bit on the spicy side though, which is why I don’t eat there more often.

California Pizza Kitchen used to have the best tasting pizza in the area, until they changed just about everything– crust, ingredients, even their drink offerings. It’s horrible now. I’ve tried it several times since the change and I can’t get over how bad it’s become.

I’m partial to Papa Johns now. It’s about the only pizza I truly enjoy anymore. Skips is good, but I equate it to “restaurant” style pizza. It’s a bit out of my way, so I don’t get there that often. Dominos is ok. Straw Hat is ok. Little Caesars is ok. Mountain Mikes is my least favorite of the choices in the area.

45 Lorelei January 1, 2014 at 1:46 AM

Skippolini’s is over-priced, over-hyped crap! Bring on the Guinivere’s Garden so Claycord can have some reasonable, reasonably-healthy, tasty pizza!

46 lizzie January 1, 2014 at 7:43 AM

By far, the best pizza is Ascana’s in San Ramon off Bollinger Canyon Rd. A bit far to drive, but worth it!

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