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23092 Fuller Rd, Twain Harte, CA 95383
209-586-1313
Today
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 9
    Very good
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  • 3
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Taste extravaganza. Patience pays.

Come here to relax and meet new friends. The place is small so patrons are encouraged to share tables. I'm usually rather shy, but in over eight years (maybe ten) I have been so glad I have been seated with "strangers". Always a good time. Robert is a world-class brick oven pizza chef, (Napolitano... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Quiche55
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Sonora, California
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Sonora, California
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Come here to relax and meet new friends. The place is small so patrons are encouraged to share tables. I'm usually rather shy, but in over eight years (maybe ten) I have been so glad I have been seated with "strangers". Always a good time. Robert is a world-class brick oven pizza chef, (Napolitano style pizza certified) plus so many... More 

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Oakland, CA
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

It may not be a typical dining experience, but the food is absolutely good enough to get out of your comfort zone and roll with it. We've driven over an hour out of our way just to enjoy a meal of Robert's excellent cuisine.

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Sonora, California
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45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

As you read the other reviews you quickly discover that the Prospector is not a typical dining experience. If you at looking for mediocrity, go someplace else. Yes, the owner is locally known as the "pizza nazi" and he expects the customer to follow the basic rules of dining. None of the rules are unreasonable and they are created to... More 

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San Diego, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

A restaurant which believes it's own press releases. Gourmet not. exquisite food not. Pizza is good, tasty , varied pizza menu. nothing special. Lot's of rave reviews which seemingly everyone believes. remnds me of the fable, " The Emperor Has No Clothes" Value, extremely over priced. Two small pizza's, two glasses of wine, small salad. $69. Look for me in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We have a cabin near Twain Harte and decided to go into town instead of our usual dinner fare of grilling some big steaks on our deck. The restaurant is sorta rustic and the parking lot was not very well lit. We thought the restaurant was closed but we walked up anyway and discovered it was open. The interior decor... More 

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Sonora, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

You remember the Seinfeld episode about the Soup Nazi? Well, meet his cousin the Pizza Nazi! Now before I go further, you can either go with it and get great pizza, or you can fight it and get tossed out, or better yet not go at all. It all depends on what YOU want to do. HE is not going... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

There wasn't an empty seat in the restaurant when we got there. They were very nice about texting us the moment that there was an available spot for us. We were seated at a table with two people that were finishing up their meal and ordering dessert. They were very friendly. It wasn't at all awkward to share a table... More 

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Atwater, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

What an experience ! While we ate some of best food ever, we had a front row seat watching the chef cook for everyone. You get to choose the wine with a lot of help from the owner/chef,and is reasonable and excellent. Do not miss this experience, you will be sorry.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The best authentic pizza this side of Italy. Great wine and even beer selections...only the best... Outdoor seating and fun for all.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Very basic restaurant with outdoor seating, paper plates and plastic cups for water. The food served was absolutely delicious, home grown herbs, everything freshly prepared. The chef was very friendly and the food was served with a smile. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Additional Information about The Prospector

Address: 23092 Fuller Rd, Twain Harte, CA 95383
Phone Number: 209-586-1313
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Twain Harte
Open Hours:
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cuisine: Pizza

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 23092 Fuller Rd, Twain Harte, CA 95383
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Twain Harte
  • Phone Number: 209-586-1313

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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