Benchmark Pizzeria

$$ • Pizza, Italian

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1568 Oak View Ave, Kensington
(510) 647-9724

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Benchmark pizza is LIT. It's a specific kind of pizza - nice and thin with a big old crust. And damn what a crust! Chewy and fresh. Their pizza sauce is robust and flavorful and they do not shy on slathering it on. Quite possibly my favorite sauce of any in the bay. For the freshness and quality of ingredients their prices are simply fantastic. I have never been disappointed and I doubt you will either!

Fantastic pizza and wonderful staff. We started with the bread and vinegar soup which was divine, then moved onto their amazing chopped salad which had very deep flavor. Finally we had the calabrian chili pizza which was perfectly baked and absolutely fantastic.

How is this place still not popular?! Benchmark has its roots in both Oliveto and Chez Panisse and you can taste it in their pizza. We tried their meatball pizza, their sausage and mushroom pizza, and their salami pizza. All were phenomenal. The crust is a perfect Neapolitan with beautiful leopard spots and a delicious chew. The sauce was just a little sweet and the mozzarella was like having little bites of heaven. This is the Oliveto pizza crust without the drive to Rockridge...read full review

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Hours

Monday 4:30 - 9PM
Tuesday 4:30 - 9PM
Wednesday 4:30 - 9PM
Thursday 4:30 - 9PM
Friday 4:30 - 9PM
Saturday 4:30 - 9PM
Sunday 4:30 - 9PM

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