Quick, cheap and tasty
November 7, 2007
Filed under Reviews
Finding a good pizza place to eat close to Bakersfield College was not very difficult.
L.A. Pizza Veloz is around three to five minutes away from campus located on 3605 Mt. Vernon Ave. and has specialties in Italian food since 1997 starting in Los Angeles and currently in Bakersfield as well.
At first, I was not very sure of what to expect from, according to them, a place famous for their pizza and Italian specialties. However, at the end, I gave it an eight out of ten.
I went with a group of friends.
Four of us shared a large pepperoni pizza, a side of sausage, an entrée of hot chicken wings and a salad.
One of the biggest pros of eating at this restaurant was the pepperoni pizza, which had a really good and fresh taste as well as the chicken wings. The chicken wings were hotter than I thought they would be. They were hot and spicy as well.
It did not take long to be served. Within a minute of arriving at the place, the server helped us with a couple of menu choices.
It took them about eight minutes for our food to be served, but the bad thing is that they never came back again, not even for drink refills or any other details such as the need of more napkins on our table.
The other ‘but’ from this visit was the environment because with the extreme heat of the chicken wings and the pizza, it would have been a good idea for them to put their air conditioner to work.
At first, I thought it was only myself, needing fresh air, but then I realized all my friends were also complaining about it, and it made our visit expectations a little less satisfactory.
All the food is moderately priced at about $4.99 to around $15 per entrée. For this visit of four of us, we spent around $40 after tax, tip and beverages.
Dessert prices start at only $2.25, which seemed reasonable.
On the other hand, do not expect anything fancy or glamorous, so it is fine if you leave your nice clothes at home.
La Pizza Veloz is just a small simple restaurant that could be enjoyed with ease and is open seven days a week.
The tables were small and could be easily moved, which was a very good attribute because we needed an extra one to fit.
The chairs were something out of a large banquet hall that could be easily moved as well because the space between them was large enough to move around, and the walls are mainly decorated with beer advertisements and of course Raiders posters.
Overall, the place and food were good and overshadowed those small little negatives that were minor in comparison. I would definitely go back anytime I am hungry.
So if you are hungry, suffering from a lack of time and are tired of eating at the same place all the time, you should visit L.A. Pizza Veloz. You might enjoy it just as I did.