Celebrating over 20 years of service this Italian Family Restaurant in La Verne, Calif., is a small corner shop in a strip mall on foothill boulevard in front of Big Lots, you hardly know it’s there but once you do, you will become a regular customer because they are that good. There are several places in La Verne to turn to for you pizza but few compare to Pizza Barn where you can enjoy good food at value prices and the home of “The Ultimate Sandwich”.
Events – Not only can you get pizza but on Monday’s you can enjoy Woo Hoo! where you get bottled domestics (i.e. Bud, Miller, etc..) for just $1, Taco Tuesday where they invite you to come see why the other taco shops in town hate Tuesdays! and on Wednesday there is the All you can eat spaghetti for just $3.99, Happy hour happens everyday, the hours vary but you can enjoy appetizers at 1/2 off the regular price. If you don’t want to dine in, you can order take-out or they also deliver to a limited area.
Specials – Let me begin with their Stromboli which is a pizza dough stuffed with pepperoni, grilled mushrooms, bell peppers and onions on a bed of mozzarella cheese, smothered with pizza sauce and baked to perfection, you can add a second meat to it at no charge. They offer a small and a large, my husband and I share a large and with both of us being big eaters, it is plenty. The Calzone is very similar but is includes 3 types of cheese and comes in small, medium and large and it comes with one meat of your choice.
The pizza – has an amazing traditional crust that is perfection in my opinion and the toppings you can choose from are numerous including smoked ham, imported anchovies and their Italian sausage is delicious. They have several specialty pizzas like the Hawaiian Pizza, a Vegetarian for those who don’t eat meat and a Mexican Pizza that is a bit on the spicy side but amazing.
Sandwiches – There are so many offered it proves to be a difficult decision but this gives you the perfect excuse to order from them over and over again. To mention a few you can get a Roast Beef Submarine, the Philly is awesome, Barn’s Meat Ball & Cheese, they even offer a Pizza Sandwich. They have two Specialty Sandwiches, one is the Absolute Chicken which contains 1/2lb. of chicken breast, BBQ sauce, sauteed mushrooms, cheese and tomato and if you want you can add Philly sauce which I will testify, man this sets it over the top.
The other is the Ultimate Sandwich and I have to thank my friend Mrs. B. for introducing me and my family to this amazing sandwich. This is not a traditional sandwich in any way but more like a large round pita bread filled with goodness. It is fresh baked to order and is filled with roast beef, turkey, Swiss, mozzarella, provolone cheese, avocado, and pickles, tomatoes, lettuce, dressing & onion on request, which we always have added. Imagine this large circular sandwich sliced up like a pizza, the crust has sesame seeds on it which give it an amazing flavor and one bite and your hooked. The texture and flavors explode in your mouth and there is something about the creaminess of the avocado that sets it off. If you only try one thing, try Mario’s Ultimate Sandwich.
Well, I have now succeeded in making my self very hungry and my husband just may come home to Pizza Barn for dinner but I will tell you this, I would have a difficult time deciding what to order because it really is that good.