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The Prospector

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23092 Fuller Rd, Twain Harte, CA 95383
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Alameda, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Never disappointed eating here. Fresh ingredients, innovative cooking, great wine pairings and the chance to share a table with new people. Love it!

Thank DMKT2015
San Francisco, California
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195 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

This restaurant is a one of a kind. It is essentially a one person operation - chef, server, owner. One collects their own clean plate from a pile, silverware and napkins too and then pours a glass of wine from the one open red or the one open white. The entire menu on this night consisted of various types of... More 

Thank NeroNewDelhi
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

This might be the best pizza I have ever had, 6 stars. Service? I can't speak intelligently or offer a grade because there was nothing to grade. Wine? Help yourself. Beer? In the cooler, help yourself. The place is quaint, dirty, and has no service to speak of. With that in mind, I gave it 4 stars because the pizza... More 

1 Thank GpaWoo
Alameda, California
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

We have been here several times over the past few years and it is always delicious. The chef is serious about his pizza artistry and the result will not disappoint. It's also a cozy, warm place where you serve yourself to your own beer, wine and soda and possibly share a table. If you're up for a real culinary experience,... More 

Thank EveAS
Twain Harte, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Although the food is ok the service is horrible and the owner is rude, not a family planning d at all.

Thank mrssanta2
Beijing, China
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Best food since we arrived to the US in July... Delicious pizza, perfect beef, nice vine. We really liked it and can recommend to anyone visiting Twain Harte.

Thank Viki B
Sonora, California
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68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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 

Thank Quiche55
Oakland, CA
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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.

Thank EAConnolly
Sonora, California
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78 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

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 

Thank jriii
San Diego, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Pizza
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23092 Fuller Rd, Twain Harte, CA 95383
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Twain Harte
  • Phone Number: 209-586-1313

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?