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Menlo Park: Mountain Mike's Pizza takes over former Applewood space

Uploaded: Feb 8, 2019
The space that was for decades home to Applewood Pizza in Menlo Park will soon serve pizza again.

A franchisee for Mountain Mike's Pizza is opening an outpost at the 1001 El Camino Real site, according to Samantha Wilson of Powerhouse Communications, which handles media for Mountain Mike's. This will be the third location for Janet Moscini and her son Brian, who own Mountain Mike's franchises in Campbell and San Carlos.

An employee tosses pizza dough in the air at Applewood Pizza in 2000. Palo Alto Weekly file photo.

They're planning a "full remodel" of the 5,200-square-foot space, Wilson said. The restaurant will serve the same menu as other Mountain Mike's: specialty, create-your-own and gluten-free pizzas, plus sandwiches.

The Moscinis are aiming for a late summer opening, Wilson said.

Applewood closed in early 2019, much to the dismay of many longtime customers.
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Posted by seeq better, a resident of College Terrace,
on Feb 8, 2019 at 3:20 pm

Uhh. Not a fan. In the category of.low price point pizza, there are better choices.

And a slew of much better pizza options available once you leave chain pizza behind.

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Posted by Mario, a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood,
on Feb 8, 2019 at 5:12 pm

Mountain Mikes is fantastic old school pizza like Applewood.

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Posted by home pie, a resident of Menlo Park,
on Feb 8, 2019 at 5:35 pm

"is fantastic"

Wow. Disagree 100%. Okay for the price. Last couple times I was in an MM, it was a pig-sty. At least with a remodel, it'll be clean for awhile.

Rather support the historic Round Table if I'm going 'low-end', or Avanti. Better yet, hustle up to Toto's in Belmont.

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Posted by Manlo Punk, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park,
on Feb 8, 2019 at 9:56 pm

Give 'em a chance. Least is not Dominos!

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Posted by Nancy, a resident of another community,
on Feb 8, 2019 at 11:27 pm

If you want dominos, you better eat it now. They are closing all Bay Area locations soon.

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Posted by charles reilly, a resident of another community,
on Feb 9, 2019 at 4:33 am

Mountain Mike's does offer a great value, especially for families, without a lot of fake ambiance. Good selection of beers. Hope they do well, although Menlo Park isn't where I'd open a "family"restaurant. Jus' sayin' ..

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Posted by blak., a resident of Palo Alto Orchards,
on Feb 10, 2019 at 5:54 pm

if u don't wanna be racially profiled , do not go to jonis café on cal ave. they take cell videos of black men walking by. the manager does that. a white woman. she violates citizen privacy. do not go to ''joni's cafe''. tell east palo alto black residents. boycott ''joni's café on California avenue.

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Posted by Ramone, a resident of Old Mountain View,
on Feb 10, 2019 at 8:14 pm

"If you want dominos, you better eat it now. They are closing all Bay Area locations soon." - Nancy

I've not heard that. Do you have a link?

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