August 16, 2012

Around town, reviews on Yuma dining and attractions!

Rocky’s Pizzeria & Italian Foods

Cpl. Sean Dennison
Desert Warrior Staff

There are precious few locations for good pizza in Yuma. Besides the retail chains and Benito’s on base, there are only a handful of local pizzerias that make their pizza from scratch. Rocky’s Pizzeria falls somewhere in the middle of the pizza pie.

Boasting an impressive assortment of Italian dishes next to its homemade pizza, Rocky’s gives Yumans a taste of New York, but ends up teasing rather than enticing.

The strongest feature is their cheese, very sweet, and very chewy, but it didn’t seem to meld with the tomato sauce or dough. My buddies, for their part, ordered calzones, and considered them delicious for the price. Still, I was pleasantly surprised by the lack of grease on both items, and in fact, one of the first reviews published about Rocky’s boasts the pizza is healthier than other alternatives.

The garlic bread, a staple of any pizza meal, was also palatable.

My biggest gripe involves the fact there are no free refills on the drinks. I don’t know about you, but the only beverages appropriate for pizza are beer and soda. It felt almost criminal paying for two root beers, or maybe I’m just spoiled. I have a cousin who has milk with his pizza; he is rarely consulted on food choices at family gatherings.

What Rocky’s may lack in taste it makes up for in spades in atmosphere. It’s a small establishment, and the people behind the counter look like the sort who would have no issue telling a robber to bug off if they ever tried to hit the establishment. I personally have never felt safer eating pizza.


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