View the Flying Pizza menu
Restaurant: Blvd. Grill
Where: 120 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.
Phone: (626) 355-5805
Reservations: Not necessary
Cocktails: Beer and wine
Outdoor Dining: Yes
Credit Cards: MC, Visa, American Express, Discover,
Kid’s Menu: Yes
Senior Discount: No
Food to Go: Yes
Catering Menu: Call for info
Price Range: $4.95 – $12.95, most items under $ 9
Flying Pizza is near City of Hope at Buena Vista and Duarte
Spaghetti and Meatballs also comes with Garlic Bread and Salad for just
Flying Pizza features ham, Canadian bacon and pastrami
DOT COM DINING A Look At San
Gabriel Valley Restaurants by SanGabrielValleyMenus.com
Flying Pizza Hidden Right Out in
By Bill Coburn
Flying Pizza is kind
of hidden behind a strip mall at the southeast corner of Buena Vista and Duarte
Road, but enough people have been finding it that they’ve been around for 16
months. While it’s true that much of their business is delivery, they also get
apparently get lots of corporate orders, including catering meetings etc., for
the City of Hope, which is right around the corner.
The indoor seating
is somewhat limited, about 16 – 20 if I remember correctly, but there’s also an
outside patio area where you can enjy your meal under the palm trees and canvas
umbrellas. If you do manage to get an inside seat, you’ll find a nice HDTV big
screen inside on which to watch Monday Night Football or other sporting events.
We were able to view some of the Angels/Yankees game 5 while we were there, and
I have to admit, knowing the game was on, the TV was a factor when I selected
Flying Pizza for this week’s review.
That, and I had stopped by
the previous week and tried their submarine sandwich (ham,
turkey, Mortadella, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles, mustard and
really enjoyed it, so I thought let’s see what else we can find to enjoy. Of
course, we found a lot. We ordered quite a bit of food, as we often do,
figuring we’d take some home and have the leftovers for lunch another day. We
started out with mozzarella sticks and BBQ wings, and I ordered the spaghetti
and meatballs, which comes with a salad. We paid a little extra to upgrade to
the antipasto salad, and Katie and Keelan decided to split the house specialty
pizza, which happens to be named the Flying Pizza.
sticks were a surprise, because they were baked, which I’d never tried before.
The cardiologists around the corner at City of Hope must like that, and they
were served with a nice marinara sauce. Wasn’t sure I was going to like them,
as fried food usually gets my vote, but these weren’t bad, and healthier than
The spaghetti came topped
with a tasty marinara sauce and two meatballs, garlic bread, and as I said, a
green salad, which I upgraded to antipasto. The salad was quite large, with
ham, provolone cheese, olives, onions, mushrooms, lettuce, tomato, pepperoncinis
and mozarella cheese. Even figuring that the spaghetti usually comes with a
green salad, I’m not sure how they do it, this was a good sized meal, and at
just $6.25, quite the bargain.
But the prize of our
meal was the Flying Pizza, which comes with ham, Canadian bacon and pastrami.
And boy does it, it was covered with meat. I ended up eating some of it, too,
and agreed with Katie and Keelan who both commented on how much delicious meat
and cheese there was. In fact, if there was one thing that might have improved
it, (and those who read this column regularly might be surprised to read this),
it could have maybe used a little more tomato sauce, which almost got lost in
all the meat and cheese.
Flying Pizza offers
nearly a dozen sandwiches, most of which are under $4.00. They feature
spaghetti, lasagna and ravioli, all $6.50 or less. There’s more than half a
dozen types of salad, and you can order a slice of cheese or pepperoni pizza for
Like most pizza places, Flying Pizza has all kinds of specials, including some
pretty good lunch deals. For instance, you can get a mini (8”) pizza with one
topping and a soda, for just $4.99. Or choose
one of their small salads
(chicken, tuna, chef or antipasto) w/garlic bread and 1 soda, also just $4.99.
Get a slice of pizza, a small green salad, and a soda, for just $4.50.
Or two slices of pizza and a soda for just $2.99.
You’ll find full color
photos of the food at DotComDining.com, and you can view the Flying Pizza menu
at SanGabrielValleyMenus.com, or go directly to their page, at
You’ll also find more than
half a dozen coupons at their webpage, such as
(16") pizza (12 slices) with two toppings, 1 large green salad, 3 pieces garlic
bread, and 2-liter soda for just $16.99, or 1 large (14") pizza (10 slices) with
two toppings and a 2-liter soda for $9.99. Stop by and say hi to the folks at
Flying Pizza, and be sure to let them know you read about them in Dot Com
Bill Coburn is owner of SanGabrielValleyMenus.com, a restaurant website
featuring more than 150 restaurant menus, as well as downloadable coupons. He
has nearly 20 years experience in the restaurant business, and has been eating
for much longer than that.