Friday, February 11, 2011

Pizzeria Venti

Last week I picked up Jenny at work and ate at a nearby Italian restaurant, Pizzeria Venti. We started with their pizza bread, which was as soft as a pillow. I couldn't get enough of it, even though it was a little underbaked.

For lunch I chose the lasagne, which was smaller than what you'd fine at, say, Frankie, Johnny and Luigi Too. It also lacked meat. So, for eleven dollars the cost was a bit steep. The sauce was sharp but went well with the bread (as did everything else).

Jenny was underwhelmed by the seared ahi tuna salad, which was what brought us to Pizzeria Venti. The thin slices of tuna didn't measure up to the thicker slices she was served at the Los Altos Grill or Birk's. Independent of price, she'd give Birk's a 10, Los Altos Grill an 8 and Pizzeria Venti a 6. It should be noted today's salad was $11 but Birk's was $20.

Overall, it was a mediocre performance. However, the restaurant was crowded, so get there early if you want to get parking in this strip mall's parking lot.

Pizzeria Venti
1390 Pear Avenue
Mountain View, CA 94043
(650) 254-1120