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21

One Speed, Many Smiles

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I’ve been an East Sacramentan for eight years now so we’ve seen quite a few restaurants come and go in the neighborhood.  It was bittersweet when Café Milazzo went out of business a couple years ago – it was a casual and comfortable space with friendly service but the food was lacking.  We did enjoy $2 Tuesdays when you could get $2 slices of pizza and $2 beers.  Little did I know I was in for much, much better pizza within those walls years later…

Photo 1 Rick's
Ever since I heard Rick Mahan, chef/owner of the Waterboy, was opening a new restaurant, I’ve been dying to try it.  The store front was wrapped in brown paper for what felt like years.  Finally, One Speed Restaurant opened last month and apparently I wasn’t the only one who had been anticipating that great day.  We tried three different times to dine at the fully remodeled restaurant space (Café Milazzo diners will be shocked at the transition) but each time we were told it would be a 45-minute wait – just something we can’t do right now with a toddler and an infant even though the atmosphere is absolutely kid appropriate. 

Photo 2 Pepporoni Takeout
Therefore, we’ve done takeout twice until our most recent attempt last Sunday, which happened to be our sixth wedding anniversary.  We were told again it would be a 45-minute wait and we decided to place our order to go yet again.  While we were waiting, my husband had the great idea to entertain our two-year old with a walk down to Burr’s (East Sac’s neighborhood ice cream parlor featuring Vic’s ice cream) to pick up ice cream to go for dessert.

Upon the boys return, the one table in the bar opened up and the amazingly friendly staff sat us and served the gnocchi with browned butter and sage (a well-portioned appetizer perfectly cooked for melt-in-your-mouth potato pillows in my favorite decadent sauce), plus the two pizzas (classic Margherita and Rick’s – potato, caramelized onions, pancetta, goat cheese, olives and arugula, OMG) we had ordered piping hot.  The ambience, the service, and the food were well worth the wait (the years and the minutes) and we look forward to having One Speed in the neighborhood for many years to come.

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One Speed Pizza
4818 Folsom Blvd.
Sacramento, CA
(916) 706-1748

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  • Brittany | Aug 21, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    Mmmmmmm gnocchi. Sounds and looks amazing! I can’t wait to check this out.


  • Cynthia | Aug 21, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    Haven’t gotten in at One Speed yet, but our favorite is Hot Italian 16th & Q 444-3000. We think it’s the most authentic Neopolitan style that we have found in Sacramento. Really a jewel, happy Sac finally has a place like this. Get the Stella – prosciutto crudo, mozz & crescenza cheeses, wild mushrooms and an egg. To die for! Super thin crispy crust as it should be.


  • Kris Caputo Hurley | Aug 21, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    We love it too! Check out the ten reasons why here: http://sacfoodies.com/2009/06/24/hot-italian-love-is-in-the-air/ The pear pizza is my fave.


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