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They say that the heart of a city can be found in its pizza. Marin, much like any discerning community, holds a special appreciation for the art of pizza. As National Pizza Month draws to a close, this review explores the details of the Redwood area’s beloved pizza spots, featuring Tony Tuttos, Stefano’s and Redboy.

Redboy (Larkspur):

When it comes to Redwood pizza, Redboy is as classic as it gets. Students flock to this well-liked restaurant day or night, rain or shine. Affordable pizza by the slice attracts a line far out the door at lunch, a formation of freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors alike. But what makes this restaurant so appealing to Redwood students? The primary factors are most likely the mouthwatering pizza and welcoming ambiance. Although the family-owned business has grown to seven restaurants across the Bay Area, its rapid growth has not affected the warm welcoming atmosphere. No wall is bare, the televisions provide constant entertainment and the staff are hospitable and friendly. What makes Redboy pizza special may just be their authentic sourdough crust, which has been Redboy’s trademark since their first restaurant opened in 1969. Adored by Redwood students, their traditional crust contains three simple ingredients: water, flour and yeast. The rest of the pizza is similarly delicious, which includes fresh made in-house pizza sauce and 100 percent California mozzarella. The appeal is obvious, students can grab a greasy piece of this delicacy for only $4.75. When it comes to enjoying a more sophisticated or complex pizza, other options will compete, but overall Redboy’s inviting atmosphere and authentic pizza gives clear reason for its popularity.

Steaming hot, each of the three pizzas has its own unique flavor.

 

Stefano’s (Corte Madera):

Stefano’s is yet another Marin classic, with five locations in Marin, and one additional location in Petaluma. Much like Redboy, Stefano’s offers both pizzas by the slice and whole pies. Although the interior decor is relatively minimal, it’s evident that Stefano’s prioritizes their culinary creations over their building design. The pizza leans towards a thicker, doughier style with cheese that stretches deliciously and bursts with flavor. The crust strikes a perfect balance between crispy on the outside and soft airy bread on the inside. Stefano’s doesn’t skimp on toppings, generously loading the pizza, making it exceptionally filling. While it may come with a slightly higher price tag than Redboy, with individual slices priced at six dollars and whole pies for three diners going for up to $30, Stefanos possesses its own unique allure. If you are looking for a delightful pizza experience in the Redwood area, Stefanos certainly stands as a compelling choice.

 

Tony Tutto

Tony Tutto is an amazing family-owned pizza parlor located in downtown Ross. Less of a quick grab-and-go location, Tony Tutto embodies more of a sophisticated sit-down experience. While Tony Tutto offers a fine dining experience, it manages to do so without breaking the bank, with a pizza pie priced $17 which generously serves two people. Stepping inside, you’ll be enchanted by its contemporary and inviting ambiance.

Sitting in the middle of downtown Ross, diners can enjoy the inviting atmosphere.

The carefully curated decor combines sleek lines with cozy elements, creating an atmosphere that strikes the perfect balance between modern elegance and inviting comfort. The air is filled with ambient music, creating the perfect backdrop for the cheerful conversations that echo throughout the restaurant. For those who prefer outdoor seating, there’s an option to enjoy the atmosphere and energy of downtown Ross. Despite its wallet-friendly pricing, the pizza here boasts a gourmet taste. The thin, crispy crust serves as the perfect canvas for Tony Tutto’s authentic three-cheese combo, featuring fresh mozzarella, parmesan and cheddar, all crowned with a final touch of fresh basil and a sprinkle of sea salt. Combine all of this with the attentive and friendly staff, it culminates in a delightful experience. For those who have yet to experience it, Tony Tutto is a definite must-visit, offering a delightful blend of irresistible pizza and a welcoming ambiance.

All comparisons aside, each of these three locations has its own unique character, ambiance and most importantly, a delicious selection of pizzas.

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About the Contributor
Nick Hartung
Nick Hartung, Sports Editor
Nick Hartung is a junior at Redwood High School and is a sports editor for the Redwood Bark. He enjoys playing soccer and lacrosse and spending time with friends.