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The Prospector

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23092 Fuller Rd, Twain Harte, CA 95383-9827
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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San Francisco, California
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nicely set on a deck, situated under trees, this is a great place for an outdoor meal in Twain Harte. We love the owner telling us what wine to order with the pizza choices we make, and the unique (or "quirky" as others reviewers have called them) expectations in the place (e.g., buying wine by the glass, no large parties,... More 

Thank Ohana_Lover
Sonora, California
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89 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Several reviewers have called the experience quirky. That is an understatement. I'm a local and I eat here a couple of times each summer on their outdoor patio. The owner is locally known as the "Pizza Nazi." You will definitely follow the rules in his restaurant or he will tell you to leave. This includes no large parties, no substitution... More 

Thank jriii
Melbourne, Australia
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66 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely agree with most reviews here. Service was zip, cleanliness, questionable. A virtually DIY experience as far as getting plates, cutlery, glasses, opening your own wine goes. We had the Pepe and the Verdure pizza - they were super tasty. It's a unique experience. There's definitely a pretence here but it's not what we all would expect from a restaurant... More 

Thank KoeynKonah
Palo Alto, CA
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52 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

We were a bit unsure about this restaurant based on the exterior appearance but decided to try it out. While the service was slightly unorthodox, the pizza dinner was delicious and did not disappoint.

Thank 13AnnD13
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

Im still in such disbelief on how we were treated...have never had anyone speak to women so angrily and with such hatred and anger, and over such a minor thing ( we had no awareness of because there is no sign or information)...something is terribly wrong (mentally) with the male owner (Bob?) The food was just ok...it wadd actually burnt.... More 

Thank MommaKins
Alameda, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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220 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Alameda, California
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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 95383-9827
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Twain Harte
  • Phone Number: 209-586-1313

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