Gino's Primo Pizza, San Gabriel Menu
Gino’s Primo Pizza, San Gabriel
Where: 717 W.
Las Tunas, San Gabriel
Beer and wine
Counter and delivery
No but there’s an ATM on premises
Hours: Mon. –
Thurs. 11 – 9, Fri. 11 – 10, Sat. Noon – 9, Sunday 4 – 8pm, open early on
Sundays during football season
Food to Go:
$1.15 - $20.50
Individual pepperoni pizza
batteries died, and I did not get as many pictures as usual. Sorry.
DOT COM DINING
A Look At San
Gabriel Valley Restaurants by SanGabrielValleyMenus.com
Gino’s Primo Pizza in San Gabriel Goes Way Beyond Pizza
By Bill Coburn
Pizza in San Gabriel is not your typical pizza place. Gino’s has been around
for twenty years, 6 of them under the stewardship of current owner Joe Harvey.
While it’s true that many pizza places will offer you sandwiches, salads, and
even pasta, Gino’s goes even further. It’s the only pizza place I can think of
that also dishes up ribs and chicken.
We stopped in the other night, began our evening
with a delicious order of cheese sticks with a tasty marinara sauce. Then,
Keelan ordered the pepperoni pizza. Keelan really liked the pizza, and even
noticed that the crust was almost bread-like, but with a sweetness to it. I
ordered the Chicken Florentine, with chunks of chicken breast sautéed in Gino’s
own homemade alfredo sauce, with fresh spinach and romano cheese. At Gino’s,
you can order your pasta a la carte (with garlic bread only), or as a dinner
(with garlic bread and a salad). I ordered the dinner and upgraded the salad to
an antipasto salad. The salad was quite large, enough for all three of us to
have a good portion. The pasta was delicious, with loads of chicken breast and
spinach. I ate what I could that night, and had enough for a very good sized
lunch the next day. The garlic bread was also good, and complemented the pasta
well. Katie ordered some chicken, with mashed potatoes and gravy. I enjoyed
the couple bites I had, and agreed with Katie that it was quite tender and
juicy. Mashed potatoes are a weak spot of mine, and I took home the leftovers
and devoured them the next day, even without the gravy.
Gino’s has a nice variety of hot and cold
sandwiches, most of them under $4 for the small, and under $6.00 for the large.
They offer daily lunch specials, including a 6” sandwich with soup or salad for
under $5.00, or a sandwich with fries, again, under $5.00. Lunch specials also
include a spaghetti special, a lasagna special, a manicotti special, and a
ravioli special, all with meat sauce and garlic bread. There’s even a
Primoburger special. All of the lunch specials are under $6.00.
Another nice feature on the menu is the family pasta
meal feasts section, though these specials are no longer limited to pasta.
Spaghetti, ravioli, lasagna and mostaciolli/broccoli feasts come with 4 orders
of the pasta, a large salad, a pitcher of soda or a 2-liter soda and 8 pieces of
garlic bread. There’s also a fried chicken feast, a ribs feast, and a chicken
and ribs feast. Next time you’re having a family gathering, keep these big
meals in mind. And if you’re having a party, check out their catering menu,
which features sandwiches, salads, pastas and more, all at reasonable prices.
Gino’s has two big screen TVs (great for Monday
Night Football), and has a happy hour from 4 to 6pm Monday thru Thursday,
featuring reduced beer and appetizer prices.
You can check out the menu for Gino’s Primo Pizza at
www.sangabrielvalleymenus.com/ginosprimo pizza. And while you’re there, you
might want to download one of the coupons, new customers can get a pizza for
half off with purchase of a pizza, or $3.00 off a large pizza, or $2.00 off a
It seems like comedy is experiencing a resurgence as
a popular way for local places to draw people in. I mentioned in last week’s
column that Domenico’s in Arcadia has made Saturday nights comedy night. This
week, I found out that my longtime friend Franchi San Pedro has brought comedy
into Monrovia. The Brass Elephant, located at the historic Aztec Hotel on
Foothill Blvd. in Monrovia, is now featuring comics from Comedy Central, B.E.T.,
Last Comic Standing and many other shows on Wednesday night in the Mayan Room.
Shows start at 8:30pm, with the doors opening at 8pm. Shows are $3.50 per
person, with a one beverage minimum. It is 21 and over only, though, so leave
the kids at home. For more information or reservations, call 358-3231.
A couple of my favorite places in Sierra Madre have
special events this weekend. Beantown Café and the Buccaneer Lounge are
featuring special concerts, courtesy of Jay and Marie Senese. You may have read
about them, the Seneses have been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Fortune
Small Business, New York Times, Chicago Tribune. Marie and Jay have
become the first eBay sellers to reach the 200,000 favorable feedback level.
They were the first to reach 100,000 in 2002, and even now in 2004, only 15
sellers have attained that milestone. This out of 430,000 full-time sellers.
So to celebrate, they decided to sponsor the special concert dates. On
Saturday, Nov. 13th, Garrison Starr and Andre Comeau will perform at Beantown
(45 N. Baldwin Ave.), and on Sunday, Nov. 14th, Tommy Keene and The Condors will
perform at the Buccaneer, (70 W. Sierra Madre Blvd.) courtesy of the Seneses.
Bill Coburn is owner of SanGabrielValleyMenus.com, a
restaurant website featuring dozens of restaurant’s 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.