Piaci Pub & Pizzeria

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8 Ratings

Type: Bar, Eatery

120 W Redwood Ave
Fort Bragg, California, 95437-3413
United States

(707) 961-1133 | map

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Added by Mark on 06-30-2005

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Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 7
Reviews by MexicanSkittel:
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4.68/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Stopped in for dinner one night during recent camping trip.
Sunday evening around 6pm.
Packed with locals, not over loud just a lot of people for such a small spot.
Great chalk board of tap beers available, rotating and some more stationary selections.
All well priced for the offerings you're getting.
The bottle list however is where it's at! Some real treats, some aged old ales, stouts, BA goodies, all priced at great value. FW 14-$14 are u joking me?
My service was good, friendly attentive, Knowledgeabl.
Our pizza was great, baked Mac & cheese, spin sald.

Oh we will go back for sure

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Photo of KStark
4/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of htomsirveaux
4.2/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Dropped in here for lunch on 30 Aug 2012. Stop #4 on the Aug-Sep 2012 CA-OR beer tour.

Nice friendly little place just a block off the highway. Cozy, not more than 30 seats, probably 60% full when we got there. A couple of tables outside too. ~12 taps with another 25-30 bottles. Wine available as well. Friendly service. Lots of space inspired paintings on the walls for sale. Had the farmers pizza (sausage with caramelized onions) and Moonlight Death & Taxes. Both were quite tasty. I'd definitely stop in again.

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Photo of John_M
4.2/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

The A+ score for this place is absurd, but regardless, this place is an absolute gem and well worth a visit by beer loving pilgrams traveling north and south on hiway one through Ft. Bragg.

From the outside, this place really doesn't look like much, as it's pretty much a hole in the wall pizzeria with a small bar area and no more than 7 or 8 tables and chairs strewn around haphazzardly inside. There is also some local artwork up on the walls, and some beer brick a brack adorning the walls, in what is clearly a laid back, nothing pretentious atmosphere. This is clearly a great place to kick back and have a beer or three with old friends or new found ones... the place has very much a local's vibe, but they are more than welcoming to Joe Tourist types (like myself, obviously) as well. Also, the beer selection here is more than decent, and the pizza and food are just killer. So I guess it should come as no surprise that even at 4:30 on a Tuesday in February, this place was just packed.

As for the beer selection, it's very, very good, including things like hop rod rye, trumer pils, old rasputin, death and taxes and Racer 5 on tap. Altogether, I think there were around 14 or 15 well thought out tap selections on this particular evening. There were also some seriously good bottle selections as well (Hop Henge, Abyss, Rogue XS DIPA, Anderson Valley DIPA, Stone ruination, etc.), amounting I would guess to another 50 or 60 selections. As far as I know, this place has by far and away the best beer selection on the Mendocino Coast.

As for service, it was pretty good I thought. Our bartender/waiter was friendly and quick, though I thought it was pushing the envelope to have him work bar and tend tables as well. In any event, he did a solid job, and both our food and beer came out quickly after our order. As for the food, we got the Genoa pizza and a large caprese salad. Both were excellent and the portions sizeable. The Genoa comes with fresh spinach (among other things), and to give you an idea just how much stuff was included in the topppings, let's just say I've had spinach salads that didn't have as much spinach as our pizza had tonight.

Prices here were very reasonable I thought, bordering on cheap. Craft beer here is served in imperial pint glasses for $5 a pop, or you can get a 10 ounce glass for $3. As we happened to be here during happy hour (4 to 6 PM each day I believe), my imperial pints were only $4. Two pints, a large salad and large pizza, and a half carafe of sauvigon blanc... total cost was a paltry $50 (we brought home a third of the pizza from our dinner - we did our best, but the large pizza is just huge).

This place is just outstanding and is a place I'll stop by again whenever I'm in town. Even my girlfriend, who really doesn't like beer, loved this place. I think that about says it all...

From 1/31/12. Nothing new to report.... food and beer selection still as good as ever. One thing I forgot to mention in my previous review is that this is a "cash only" establishment, so they don't take credit cards. They have an ATM machine on the premises if you need it, but obviously that's to be avoided at all costs if you can help it. Just an altogether excellent place, and God knows it hasn't gotten any less popular since last year (place was packed at 5:00 on a Tuesday). Figure we'll be back again, same time, same place, come next year's visit to the coast.

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Photo of m1ked
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Up in this beautiful neck of the woods for vacation. After living in manhattan for the past year, the less travelled & beatiful paths of highway 1 is very welcomed. Fort Bragg is a small town for sure, everyone we asked where to eat had this place on the tip of their tongue.

Real small pizza joint that can seat maybe 20 and another 10 at the bar. The servers/ bartender were super nice and laid back. Even the local peeps were really nice to us. While the beer lost is not exhaustive by any means, they had a real nice selection of about 12 taps and 40-50 bottles listed, including Abyss for $20. Pints were very reasonably priced 4-6 with options for 1/2 pints too. The definitely represent local brewers with Old Raspy, Deat & Taxes, Racer 5, Barney Flats, to mention a few. Also good to know is they have a respectable local wine list. The pizza was delicious thin crust. Many options for toppings, I recommend anything with there pesto sauce. Overall a good pizza joint with a great beer and wine list that is a local chill spot to eat & relax in one of the most beatiful spots of Northern California
I've been too.

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Photo of Jake00002
5/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

A great little place. I'm sure to stop here for their excellent pizza and even better beers whenever I'm in the area. They have a nice selection of beers on tap, along with a variety of bottled beers and wine. It's a little off the main road through town, just South and on the ocean side from the North Coast brewery. The bar has a nice L shape where it seems all the locals gather and have their conversations. There is only about 5 or 6 tables inside and a couple outside, so you might have to wait a few minutes for a seat to open up, but it's well worth it.

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Photo of TheLoneGunman
4.83/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

A tiny little pizza place and a hidden gem of the west coast. My girlfriend and I hit it on our northern West Coast journey. It was late and they were most helpful in helping us navigate to our next destination. Especially considering the terrible road conditions along the coast. Thank you Chadwick and the other wonderful lady whose name I am forgetting!

On we go. Great people, great pizza and a stellar beer selection! What else do you need? Nice little tap selection ranging from North Coast to Moonlight to Russian River. Not to mention a great bottle selection. We really enjoyed a few of them once we finally got up to the Fortuna area. Rough drive it was. I loved the cozy layout and atmosphere of the place. I would certainly be a regular if I lived in Fort Bragg. I'm only sorry I didn't get around to adding my review sooner. The places deserves all the praise it gets.

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Photo of Mark
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Shockingly, since we are frequent visitors to Fort Bragg and the general area, we didn't know about this gem of a little establishment until a few weeks ago. It's right down the street from one of our favorite places, North Coast Brewing Company's Taproom and Grill. Let me say that Piaci is a worthy alternative to North Coasts fine pub if one is looking for variety and a godsend for pub crawlers. It's a small place so you might have to wait for a table, but it's worth the wait. We sat at the bar both times and were totally taken care of by the fantastic bartender Chadwick. A friendlier guy you would be hard pressed to find. The atmosphere was homey and people knew each other, very enjoyable. They have about eight beers on tap. Regular offerings ranged from Marin IPA to North Coasts Old Rasputin. They rotate two other taps regularly. A Moonlight black lager was on tap as was Poppy Jasper from the underrated El Toro brewery. The beer is well tended and served in proper glassware. Food is gourmet Pizza, Calzones and salads, and it's great. We scarfed down the pizza and relished our beer, all in a friendly, comfortable enviroment. I want to go back now! Fans of the North Coast need to check this place out as it's a gem. Another reason, like we needed one, to get up to this great area. Before I forget there is a large selection of bottled beers concentrating on the Belgian genre.

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Piaci Pub & Pizzeria in Fort Bragg, CA
Place rating: 4.49 out of 5 with 8 ratings