We walked into Skipolini's in Walnut Creek last night, expecting it to be a quiet night.
After all, who goes out for pizza a week before Christmas Eve?
Turns out, most of Contra Costa County had to be there.
There were no empty tables in the main dining room at 6:15 p.m. It would be at least a 45-minute wait. And, given that a local Police Department had 60 people there celebrating the Holidays with their annual party (who was guarding the town? We thought) and showed no sign of rushing, we considered walking a few blocks to The Counter for a burger.
But, we really wanted Pizza and were offered seating on the outdoor patio. With temperatures heading down to the 30s, this seemed absurd but the hostess assured us that it was nice and cozy out there. So, we walked out...and cozy it was...lots of heaters and a good portion of the seating area was enclosed with soft walls.
We were fine and by the time we finished our Sausage, Artichoke Heart, and Mushroom Pizza, a Spinach and Bacon Salad, and a few glasses of wine, even the patio was filled.
Sorry about this pathetic pizza picture...this is what was left to take home...I was hungry and ate before even thinking of photos.
Looks like Pizza is a good Christsmas dinner!