Give pizza a chance

STORY UPDATE: Croce’s Pizza turned out to be a very short-lived business venture, even by downtown SLO standards. After a few whirlwind months the restaurant vanished – virtually overnight – under a cloud of mystery, and some might even say ignominy.

As buyers of baked goods bemoan the breakdown of Boston Bagels, and local lovers of low-impact luncheons lament the loss of Pizza Fusion, a new selection has surfaced for SLO snackers in search of salubrious sustenance.

Enter Croce’s Pizzeria: just opened at 1127 Broad St., formerly Boston Bagels, right next door to Bambu Batu. Specializing in East Coast pies and Philly cheese steaks, they also offer a mouthwatering array of vegetarian as well as vegan and gluten-free options.

For those (and I’ve heard quite a few) who are struggling to pronounce Croce, here’s a hint: it rhymes with those glutinous little balls of Japanese ice cream, mochi. As in Jim Croce. And if you’re not familiar with Jim Croce, I’d like to a) thank you for making me feel old, b) let you know you haven’t missed much, and c) share with you this video lest there be any doubt on point b.

So come on down, grab yourself a tasty slice, and stop by the House of Bamboo to say ‘hi’ and scan the scene for some sustainable stocking stuffers!

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