by WILLIAM WONG
Bringing a fresh and premium taste to a local setting, Pie 12 Pizza offers a huge selection of customizable pizzas at an affordable price.
Entering the restaurant, customers are immediately greeted by employees behind the counter with a friendly “Welcome to Pie 12.” Customers will be amazed by the freshness of the visibly prepared food. This, in tandem with the restaurant’s wood fired oven, creates a rustic yet modern experience.
“We wanted to make sure that our customers received the best service possible, all while following the new style of fresh fast food,” said Favien Botello, general manager. “Eating anywhere tends to remind people of home, so we wanted to have a friendly atmosphere as if someone was eating at home with friends and family.”
Along with their pizza, Pie 12 also serves customizable pastas and salads, as well as sides, which include chicken wings, mozzarella sticks and onion rings. Pie 12 offers an assembly line style selection, in which customers can choose sauces and toppings to add to their dish.
The restaurant features 18 different vegetable toppings from artichokes to corn, and 15 different meats from beef to Cajun chicken.
“Ordering pizza and having it delivered or picked up usually takes a long time, but our restaurant wanted to offer the best and most fresh product as fast as possible,” said Botello.
In comparison to other competitors, such as Blaze Pizza and Pieology, Pie 12’s close proximity is more convenient .
“I overall really liked my experience at Pie 12,” said Jose Garcia, senior. “In comparison to other restaurants, the service was spectacular, and their pizza was very good for the price.”
The restaurant currently offers two-topping pizza or basic pasta and salad for $5.99. An unlimited toppings option is priced at $7.50, while sides are all priced at $2.99.
Pie 12 is located on 2201 S. Atlantic Blvd in Monterey Park, and is open Monday through Friday from 10:30 a.m to 10 p.m, Saturday and Sunday hours are from 11 a.m to 10 p.m