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Patxi’s Chicago Pizza Coming Soon to Pruneyard Shopping Center

Bay Area-based Chicago-style pizzeria moving to the Pruneyard.

The vacant lot wedged between and in the Pruneyard shopping center will soon become a late-night, Chicago-style pizzeria.

Patxi’s Chicago Pizza (pronounced pah’-cheese), a Bay Area-based restaurant, will swiftly move into the space previously occupied by Mojo Burger and prior to that Johnny Rockets, said Steve Prosser, Campbell associate planner.

The pizzeria received permission to sell alcohol (beer, wine and spirits) at last week’s planning commission meeting and was also authorized for late-night activity. Once established, Prosser said, Patxi’s will be open until 11 p.m. with employees on site until midnight.

Patxi’s will begin to modify the interior of the restaurant once its 10-day appeal period is over this week. “I expect them to move quite quickly on the improvements,” Prosser said.

The Chicago-style deep-dish pizza restaurant will have a dining room and wait staff and will offer its signature thick-crust pizzas as well as two types of thin-crust pizza.

According to its website, the restaurant offers “two styles of dough, four styles of mozzarella and over 30 different meat and veggie toppings” as well as fresh salads and appetizers.

Patxi’s also accommodates vegetarian and vegan guests with “alternative ingredients such as whole-wheat crust, vegan cheese and vegetarian/vegan pizzas,” according to the menu.

The city hasn’t heard from any Pruneyard tenants about the new restaurant, Prosser said, but has had some positive feedback from residents. “The only comments we’ve received were in support,” he said.   

J June 03, 2011 at 11:14 PM
This is absolutely fantastic news! Being from Chicago, I used to fly Giordano's and Papa Dells (from Champaign) in my suitcase before airline security became a problem. Then I had to drive up to Zacharies in Berkeley or Oakland until Paxtis in Palo Alto opened. Now, finally, there will be a closer option! I gotta tell all my friends!
Daniel Gamberg June 04, 2011 at 01:50 AM
J, that's awesome. I'm glad you'll be able to get some hometown food without a long drive. Thanks for commenting!
Doug June 04, 2011 at 03:37 PM
This is great news! My wife is from Chicago and can verify that Paxtis makes authentic Chicago style pizza. Now we can stop driving to Palo Alto every month and get the world's best pizza right down the street! Maybe we'll jog there to conteract the new implications of eating deep dish pizza every week.
Mayra Flores de Marcotte June 04, 2011 at 08:34 PM
Doug, Thanks for commenting. My husband and I love Chicago and pizza is just never the same. Let me know if the jogging theory works ... we might end up doing the same!

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