Round Table – Coming Soon to the Clayton Valley Shopping Center

April 19, 2014 18:00 pm · 78 comments


If you haven’t heard, Round Table Pizza is moving into the Clayton Valley Shopping Center in Concord, where Tavo’s Pizza used to be located.

We reported on this a few months ago, but now they’re in the process of moving in and putting up all the signage. They should be open by the end of May.

Fun Fact: Did you know Round Table Pizza is headquartered in Concord?

Tell us, who has the best pizza you’ve ever eaten? (doesn’t have to be in Claycord).

Bill Houston April 19, 2014 at 6:10 PM


MrDioji April 19, 2014 at 6:11 PM

I have trouble naming the best pizza, but I think Round Table is up there with worst, along with Sbarro and Dominoes. Which is a shame, because I live so close to a Round Table.

Some of the better chains include Anthony’s Coal Fired and the Mellow Mushroom. I don’t know if either of them are out west…yet.

KJ April 19, 2014 at 6:11 PM

Tony Tutto’s in Mill Valley. He is a genius. He creates new combinations of toppings that are delicious and unique, and his crust is perfect.

Nooooo- really? April 19, 2014 at 6:16 PM

Where’s the headquarters at?? In concord?

Mimi (original) April 19, 2014 at 6:16 PM

Pizza Hut…..sorry Round Table. And Straw Hat, used to have them in SoCal….

Not news worthy? April 19, 2014 at 6:18 PM

Concord and p hill cops looking for 3 males who bailed from a car earlier at/near the sun valley mall.

I know it’s not basket weaving classes but- some people want to know about police activity on here

Johnny Ringo April 19, 2014 at 6:30 PM

Tavo’s was great. So close to the best, which is where they came from. Toto’s was awesome. San Bruno Toto’s is good but Daly City Toto’s was legendary. If you’re talking Chicago style, Gino’s East, Chicago. With that whole layer of sausage. NY style, Lombardi’s in Little Italy is right there.

Peanut Gallery April 19, 2014 at 6:44 PM

We don’t want Round Table in the shopping center

Dorothy April 19, 2014 at 6:47 PM

Two of them, not the same time.

Uno’s had an excellent 3 mushroom pizza years ago.

Can’t remember the name but many, many years ago was an excellent pizza place in the Mission district of SF. All of theirs were good but they were put out of business by a fire.

Round Table is fair to good. I like them better than Mountain Mike.

I like Round table and all.. April 19, 2014 at 6:47 PM

But Tavo’s was really good. I’m sad it’s gone. Now…if we could only get something like Cheese Board over here!!!!!

Sadly…many Claycordians tastebuds don’t go beyond the missionary postion.

anonymous April 19, 2014 at 6:52 PM

Tino’s pizza in Oxnard. Greasy goodness!

Concord Res April 19, 2014 at 6:55 PM

Sorry Clayton–you’d like to think that that shopping center is in your town, but it’s in Concord and Round Table is a Concord company, so deal with it.

On a related note, it really bugs me that Orchard claims they’re the “Clayton store” when they are really in Concord also.

BIGMIKE April 19, 2014 at 6:55 PM

Johnny Ringo is correct. Tavo’s was awesome, since it was a descendant of Toto’s. Sad that they couldn’t get enoughbusin ess to survive. Round Table sucks and is overpriced to boot.

me April 19, 2014 at 7:02 PM

Thanks for letting me know that you speak for EVERYBODY.
How thoughtful.

Great April 19, 2014 at 7:02 PM

all concord wants is more fast food.
Lets get some tech. Jobs or some manfg.
jobs in this burg. All that area off hwy.4
and this is all we can get? Many of those
buildgs. are un used. Pizza , fast food, number
1 cause of heart disease. Eat up amerika!

halo April 19, 2014 at 7:03 PM

mingles is great, actually round table is pretty great too – but its so expensive

Michelle April 19, 2014 at 7:06 PM

Little Ceasers.

Cat lover April 19, 2014 at 7:18 PM

Melo’s in Pleasant Hill.

Shasta Daisy April 19, 2014 at 7:29 PM

Grilled pizza at Al Forno’s.
Providence, RI.

And, I do a pretty good grilled pizza myself.

Killjoy April 19, 2014 at 7:31 PM

Piccolo’s Pizza, Natick MA
Sundance’s of Chicago, Concord CA
Pizza Chicago, Sunnyvale CA

To tell the truth, it’s been so long since I’ve had a Piccolo’s pizza, I wouldn’t remember it. But Sundance’s was awesome!

Ben Dover April 19, 2014 at 7:43 PM

Round Table is fantastic pizza! A little bummed they are moving since they are already down the street, and would have liked to see a new place pop in there, but better than Popeyes opening down Clayton road. Should have been a Wendy’s instead!

furian April 19, 2014 at 8:04 PM

Little Seizures!

The best five bucks can by!

lg April 19, 2014 at 8:16 PM

skippolinis and Roccos.

anon April 19, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Tulio’s in Walnut Creek

Tinknocker April 19, 2014 at 9:02 PM

Rocco’s at Oak Grove and Ygnacio in Walnut Creek. The Dominator is a good meaty pizza. Skips use to be the best, but it’s kind of a turn off with the box left with a pool of oil when you finish eating the pizza.

james April 19, 2014 at 9:06 PM

RTP had great pizza back in the old days when Len owned all the Claycord and surrounding RTPs. Back then they used a roto-deck oven with cornmeal under the dough skin. The flavor, texture and crispiness cannot /could not be matched.

I was last youngster that knew how to properly work the roto-deck oven. The Oven Guy was a skilled position in the make room. Like a QB for a football team. I was really good at working the oven because I knew what decks to put the pizzas on for certain cooking temps, toppings and crust style.

When they switched to the conveyor belt hot air oven, they just lost that one of a kind flavor. Now the pizza taste like any other pizza cooked in a hot air oven.

In my opinion Devinos in Pleasant Hill and Skippolinis in Concord are the two best pizza pies in our area. Devinos #1 Skips #2

Roccos is probably #3

Zachary’s is ok but you have to wait forever to get a pie out due to the cook time.

Amicci’s is over rated.

When it comes to pizza pie I’m a snob. Only the best pizza pie for myself and family. Lol

Me April 19, 2014 at 9:08 PM

Pizza My Heart…any location.

paranoid pablito April 19, 2014 at 9:15 PM

All pizza is good, even bad pizza

marinemom April 19, 2014 at 9:28 PM

Skips or Melos

Jessicas April 19, 2014 at 9:33 PM

Pizza Hut love the thin crust!

Laura Zah April 19, 2014 at 9:41 PM

We need a Los Panchos Restaurant over here. Has anyone tried the nice sit down restaurant Los Panchos opened in Danville? It is the best!

and Round Table is OK, if you like pizza.

Miss Diagnosis April 19, 2014 at 9:59 PM

Old Chicago pizza in petaluma

ChampagneKitty April 19, 2014 at 10:00 PM

I love pizza and I do like Round Table. I used to get Papa Murphy’s Take N Bake, but had to stop because it was getting too hard for me to carry the pizza. Having it delivered works better for me now. My local Round Table is the one in the Olivera Crossings shopping center in north Concord. They also put out a nice buffet if you’d like to go in person. One of my neighbors is a long time manager there and she’s told me that she works hard to make it nice.

I haven’t been to Mountain Mike’s in a long time, but they have great pepperoni.

Square Table April 19, 2014 at 10:03 PM

Ugh too expensive!!!!!!! Not good…. move on!

ClayDen April 19, 2014 at 10:04 PM

The best: it’s a tie: My Grandmother’s (born in Southern Italy) and my Dad’s. Best commercial pizza: Skipolini’s.

Maya Piñon April 19, 2014 at 10:10 PM

Zachary’s Chicago style deep dish pizza in Pleasant Hill, best is Zachary’s Special!

@ Not News Worthy April 19, 2014 at 10:10 PM

I also saw the police vehicles surrounding the area and wondered what was happening. Cops standing on fence tops along Contra Costa Blvd with open carry! Looked like a lot of pepperonis on a pizza to me!

Yum! April 19, 2014 at 10:39 PM

Pinky’s Pizza in WC!

Best... April 19, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Strickly to Go on clayton. Great ribs/hot links/etc. Very nice people, too.

Claude Steak April 19, 2014 at 11:06 PM

Sven & Ole’s Pizza, Grand Marais, MN

Zeus April 19, 2014 at 11:13 PM

Round table has the most expensive pizza for a food chain !! The quality is average.

Peanut Gallery April 19, 2014 at 11:14 PM

Your welcome

Dr. Jellyfinger April 19, 2014 at 11:27 PM


MrDuckyWucky April 19, 2014 at 11:30 PM

Excellent addition to the community. The high prices will help keep the ghetto element away.

nytemuvr April 19, 2014 at 11:31 PM

Sham’s in Pacheco or 4-Corners pizza.

Sunnymoon April 19, 2014 at 11:31 PM

CaMomi Enoteca in downtown Napa, Pizza Orgazmica in SF and Skipolini’s is good.

Toooo costly April 19, 2014 at 11:35 PM

I agree with all the posters saying Round Table is expensive. Hellooooo Concord headquarters are you listening??? Even with coupons it’s too much $$!!

MrDuckyWucky April 19, 2014 at 11:41 PM

the problem with pizza is most choices have a lot of saturated fat (cheese and toppings), which is bad for arteries. Better to stick with the salad bar and even then choose nonfat dressing.

JJ2 April 19, 2014 at 11:47 PM

Rocco’s – BEFORE the sports bar opened. Not so much after.
Goat Hill near the old Rocos is pretty good.

mwo1859 April 20, 2014 at 4:13 AM

Peppinos back in the day was great

Teacher April 20, 2014 at 5:41 AM

Mountain Mikes on Clayton. The one near Ygnacio Valley Road.

Lanny April 20, 2014 at 5:59 AM

Love round table pizza…just won’t get it because it’s overpriced. Rocco’s is what we always get. The service can be bad there, but the food is always good.

cvhsgradclassof80 April 20, 2014 at 7:10 AM

Il Pomooorino, Naples, Italy, by far best Pizza I have ever had. I know a bit far from Claycord, but there’s nothing in Claycord to compare it to

Z-Man April 20, 2014 at 8:49 AM

Local choice: Devino’s Pleasant Hill. Roccos and Clayton Skips are reputable as well.

My favorite is Zorba’s Pizza in South San Francisco…. way better than Toto’s San Bruno.

Idiot Parking Lot April 20, 2014 at 9:14 AM

Nice to have a shopping center.
Who’ s the IDIOT who “designed the parking lot?

ale April 20, 2014 at 9:51 AM

My favorite is Zacharys.

Cuzzzzzzz...... April 20, 2014 at 10:28 AM

Round Table – mehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Great Pizza from days of yore……Pinky’s in WC was really good but…………… for the absolute best pizza anywhere on the planet…it was Freddie’s in Lafayette.

qwerty April 20, 2014 at 10:45 AM

I would like to see a Naan ‘N Curry come to this Shopping Center. RTP makes the 3rd pizza chain option between Clayton Station (Little Siezures/Papa Murphy’s) and Clayton Village shopping centers.

OhSoCasual April 20, 2014 at 11:08 AM

New York Pizza is pretty excellent thin crust!! Sadly they just closed the one down near me on Clayton Road and opened a Middle Eastern restaurant (which I hear is pretty good however). I’m pretty certain they still have the NY Pizza on Contra Costa, across the street from Melos (which is also delicious).

Out of our immediate area, is the always fabulous Gaspare’s Pizza on Geary (between 19th and 20th Ave). in San Francisco, TO DIE FOR, literally. Gaspare’s son, who grew up helping his Dad in the SF location finally got to the age where he was ready to open an extension of Gaspare’s in San Rafael. The San Rafael location has easier parking and is a newer building, a bit larger than the SF location but is still good ole Gaspare’s, pretty much same menu, same high quality fresh ingredients, just fabulous. I hope everyone who reads this gets a chance to try some Gaspare’s at some point, you SHOULDN’T be disappointed, if you are, you’re taste buds are either failing you or are just plain flat out broken.

JustMe April 20, 2014 at 11:44 AM

Pizza has gone downhill in our area, partly because of the loss of certain establishments, and partly because of lesser quality ingredients.

I used to love California Pizza Kitchen (CPK), but since they changed everything, it’s now just middling at best. They had great crust that was also unique, now it’s mediocre and tasteless. The ingredients don’t taste as good, for example, the pepperoni is too spicy. Their cheese is bland, even the three cheese blend. I miss that they used to have Pepsi products, such as Mountain Dew. Everyone serves Coke, which I enjoy, but not everyone serves Mountain Dew, so it’s always a treat when I find it.

Straw Hat is barely in the area, and used to have a unique tasting pizza, but their ingredients don’t taste as good anymore, and visiting their franchises is wildly inconsistent. The one in Antioch just gets worse and worse. Used to like it back in the day when we had one where Mountain Mikes is located. Their was one in Walnut Creek that was just ok. Service was horrible there though.

Mountain Mikes is one of the worst pizzas I’ve ever eaten. Round Table is a close to the bottom, because of their spicy sauce, which is an acquired taste. I prefer my sauce less spicy. I’ll eat their once in a while, simply because it’s close to home

Little Caesars is ok. But once it goes cold, it loses any flavor. The only appeal of Little Caesars is getting a lot of pizza for little money.

Dominos is ok. I thought they had better tasting pizza before they changed everything. I live outside the delivery area, which is about the only appeal of Dominos.

I normally like Zachary’s, but the last time I ate at the one in Pleasant Hill, it was just ok. Their non Chicago style pizza, if you happen to get it, is serviceable, but nothing amazing. Their appeal is the Chicago style by far.

Tavos made excellent pizza, but hardly anyone ever went there, which was a shame. I miss them. They had great sauce.

Skips is great, but I equate it to “restaurant style.” It’s good crust for sure. For some reason none of the Skips are particularly easy for me to get to, which I why I don’t go there that often.

Papa John’s is about the only pizza that I enjoy locally anymore.

Slowfolder April 20, 2014 at 12:52 PM

I’ve done work at the headquarters in Concord. Very nice people and usually good pizza.

Cowellian April 20, 2014 at 3:27 PM

Mountain Mike’s had some white-sauce pizzas we liked a lot, but our favorite pizzeria was Strictly To Go! Their Kitchen Sink pizza was awesome, and even the non-vegetarians in the family loved the Caprizze.

flowerdoe April 20, 2014 at 4:03 PM

@Concord Res #12, You said it!!! OSH bugs me, too! Have you noticed in McCaulou’s newspaper adds, they list all the cities where their stores are located, but their Concord store says “Clayton Road!” WHAT??? Snobs, all of them!

Bailey April 20, 2014 at 4:38 PM

Strictly To Go! The Bulgarian veg is so yummy!!!!

claycordian April 20, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Exchequer’s in Chicago…

Julio April 20, 2014 at 6:59 PM

Mary’s. Petaluma. The one in Walnut Creek/Concord is ok but the one in Petaluma is the best of the two. Wonderful Italian chopped salad. The local one doesn’t even bother to chop theirs. Yuck. Meat balls out of this world and my grandson loves the mac and cheese, in Petaluma.

Mt Mikes is the bottom of the barrel no matter where it is. Sorry but awful.

Rose Garden April 20, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Extreme Pizza in Alamo is pretty good.

Mr. Pink April 20, 2014 at 8:54 PM

Hope they run things better than they do in their current location. Ordered online one night, forgetting I had a coupon. At pick up found out that:

A) If I’d called I could have got if much cheaper as it was one of their in-house specials. Like how would I know that?
B) Because I paid on line they couldn’t give me the in-house price or take the coupon
C) Couldn’t/wouldn’t give me the difference back in cash.


pizza lover April 20, 2014 at 10:17 PM

Would have been a great spot for mello’s

YummyPizza April 21, 2014 at 8:40 AM

I like Melo’s Pizza.
I used to love the Round Table by the Pleasant Hill KFart
Really like CA Pizza Kitchen.
Hopefully the new RT will be good.
I went to the RT in San Ramon and it wasn’t great and it took about 25 minutes to get my order which was a mini pizza and they were not busy that day.

ClayCreeker April 21, 2014 at 10:33 AM

My choice is Uncle Vito’s on Bush Street in San Francisco. Damn good pizza!!!!

Sentient April 21, 2014 at 10:50 AM

I’m surprised no one said West Coast pizza!

Paul Brennan April 21, 2014 at 1:22 PM

I like to order pizza from roundtable I like to get a large pepperoni with breadsictks and I always tell them to make it well done because I like it to be well done and not soggy I also like the pepperonis a little crispy not to crispy like mountain mikes because I ate there and the pepperonis would cut the roof of my mouth I like to go to Rocco’s also they have good pizza I know people that work there because my cousin is cool and popular and everyone knows about those Brennan boys I know the Asian bartender there he is one of my best friends I can talk to him about anything and he wont judge me I recently went to I Rocco’s with my babe Kristal she said it was good and I like to take NY babe there because I look cool because I know everyone there like the Asian bartender and my friend skittles who likes skittles so we call her skittles she is really cool and we used to have a good relationship until my cousin/brother got in the way but I have my babe kristal now and she met Kristal and sees how serious we are were getting a place together nd she hs hyv

round table pizza yay April 21, 2014 at 2:45 PM

wow @paul brennan

thats a lot to say over this news feed. I like my pizza well done too. are you on tinder?

RanchgirlCA April 21, 2014 at 3:49 PM

I love Round Table for take out. Eat in we love DeVinos and Skipolini, though I find their pepperoni pizza to be on the greasy side. If I head out of Claycord, I’m going to Lafayette for Patxi’s Chicago stuffed pizza. MMMMmmmmm. I’m hungry.

@qwerty I’ve talked to the owner at Naan n Curry. They are family owned and he said they don’t have anyone to run another location. I was hoping for one by my work. This place is so good.

Hands down April 21, 2014 at 8:34 PM

BRAVOS PIZZA on Geneva and mission San Francisco.

Paul Brennan April 22, 2014 at 7:17 PM

@round table pizza yay

Why yes I am on Tinder that’s were I met a lot of my babes including my main babe Kristal were getting a place together so that means I’m a taken man maybe I can hook you up with some of my friends like my buddy Jason that I met at the Clayton valley bowling alley bar and my cousin remembers when I went to this girls birthday party and I met Jason there to we sometimes hang out at the bay then go to his buddies house and play darts until 5am then I went home but Jason went with me because wanted to crash at my house he doesn’t pop pills but my bully roommate thought we were taking drugs or doing stuff with each other persay and I think its perfectly normal for a grown man to meet other grown men at the bar and bring them home to spend the night I pay rent there to so I told him I could bring anyone home I want and he said I couldn’t so I moved out to teach him a lesson now I live in a garage that’s being renovated into a room but now my step dad ron wants to live there and that’s fine because me and my babe Kristal are going to get our own place she just transfered to the Plesant hill in and out she could have been a manger but they went paying her enough I told her to be a waitress because they make a lot of money like my friends skittles but my babe Kristal will make note because I rate her body an A+

round table pizza yay April 23, 2014 at 8:50 AM

wow kristal is a lucky girl. its not easy to find young love in this town. however you talk about skittles a lot. do you maybe like her?

im excited about round table though. i love the bread sticks

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