Pizza : 90

By Camillia Dababneh |Staff Writer|

Pizza 90 is a unique pizzeria that offers traditional thin crust pizza, giving customers a taste of Italy.

The restaurant is new, but already gaining a reputation for their authentic Italian-style pizzas and delicacies such as desserts and salads.

The employees in the establishment are welcoming and lively, greeting the customer promptly as they enter the restaurant, generating a more relaxed experience.

“We are very fun and energetic at all times,” said Dominique Franklin, Public Relations for Pizza 90.

The restaurant is located at the Tyler Galleria in Riverside.

As soon as I walked into the restaurant, I was overwhelmed with all the delectable smells around me, filling the air with fresh baked bread and melted mozzarella.

The decor is modern chic, consisting of wood furniture and ceiling lights that dim the room.

“All of our pizzas are made with fresh and natural ingredients everyday,” assures Franklin. “We don’t even have a freezer in the back. Our dough is made fresh as well.”

Pizza 90’s goal is to create a more authentic Italian flavor with the fireplace oven.

The ingredients included tomatoes, dough, cheese, and Calabria chillis flown overseas from Italy.

When ordering, the customer has the option to either build your own pizza or choose one of their handmade classics.

“We are the only Neapolitan pizzeria in Riverside,” said Franklin.

I decided to go with the “build your own” option.

I was given the option of IMG_9930a red, white or green pizza, with the addition of two toppings.

My pizza of choice was the green pizza, which included Fior Di Latte (mozzarella) and pesto sauce with an assortment of zucchini, egg plant, and calabria chillis as my choice of toppings.

Pizzailos, the pizza chefs, carefully crafted my customized pizza right before my eyes.

Capable of reaching 900 degrees, the pizzeria maintains a unique image with a huge golden oven that cooks your pizza in just 90 seconds.

The Pizzailos painted the dough, brushing the green sauce with a ladle.

The taste was mouth-watering with delicious flavor. Digiorno who?

The addition of generous toppings gave the pizza the seasoning for a perfect flavor.

The price to build your own pizza is $8.45, whereas Neapolitan classics range from $5 to $13.

Needless to say, I was very pleased with the quality and quantity of my food.

_MG_6351 (1)If you are not in the mood for pizza or have a sweet tooth like me, they have a variety of dessert options such as the Nutella pizza or the cannoli.

They also offer craft beer and wine for no more than $5.50. Pizza 90 is, without a doubt, on the rise to success.

The only current location is in Riverside at the Tyler Galleria Mall, but the company has a store preparing to open this coming February in Irvine.

The pizzeria is offering CSUSB students 10 percent off their order when they bring in the newspaper.

If you are craving authentic Italian Pizza, baked in a fire oven right before your eyes. I recommend stopping by Pizza 90.

As stated on their website, “You’ll think you’ve died and gone to Italy.”




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