8218 N. Lombard (inside the Fixin' To)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I finally moved!

I finally moved to the Fixin' To and as it often is in life, the unexpected happened. They're purchase of the building got postponed and, in turn, has postponed my ability to operate out of my cart. Luckily however, after a fit of torrential brainstorming, my pizza oven has landed itself inside the Fixin' To.

So have no fear Pizza Contadino is still here, it just doesn't look like it.  From  6:00pm until the bar closes Wed thru Sun you can call (pizza phone 503 935 4375) or walk in and sit down and grab a large 16" or a small 9" pizza to go or to sit down and eat at the nice warm friendly bar.
So watch out St Johns - things just got a whole lot cozier

Side note: Untill I start selling out of my cart again in March, I will not be offering slices, just the whole pizzas a 16" or a 9"

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Movin on up!!

Hey guys, been a while. This is my ( the guy behind the counter ) first time actually blogging, so go easy on me.  Well first things first lets get you updated. My new location is one block past wear I used to be, N Charleston and Lombard. My hours have also changed, I now work 3pm to 10pm Tue-Sat, 3pm to 8pm on Sun and Monday I'm closed.
     Now for the real big news. WE GOT VOTED ONE OF PORTLANDS FIVE BEST FOOD CARTS in the recent WW restaurant guide !!!!!!
oh-oh-and-wait-oh-theres-more. In a few months Pizza Contadino will very proudly and victoriously be moving to the parking lot of the best bar in St Johns, none other then the Fixin To which will be putting me right back on Lombard and Richmond. This move will effect my hours, of which I will keep you informed

On to pizza, I've had alot of great ingredients recently to many to keep track of. Matter of fact the customer usually will remember better then I do what I make, which is fine by me. I'll just keep making them, you tell me which ones where the best.

 Some of my favorites however,
      mustard-cream sauce with bacon, brie and escarole
      mushroom, zuccinhi, balsamic glazed red onion and feta
      roasted potato, smoked padron peppers, sausage and goat cheese
      horseradish-cream sauce with  arugula,red onion, roasted beets and  toasted  walnuts
      oh yeah and Kale! Kale! Kale!

Come see whats going on a pizza next

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Raining pie!

Hello pizza fans!  Isn't this rainy weather perfect for a night of pizza at home?  Come on by or call in for a take-home pie.  Tonight's special is a house-made sausage pizza with awesome leeks from Proper Eats in St. Johns.  We've also got a chocolate hazelnut cake to satisfy those sweet teeth of yours!

Also, friends... thank you!  Yesterday was one of our busiest days ever.  It's so nice and so very appreciated to see you all braving the elements in the name of Pizza Contadino.  Many many thanks.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

travel WHOOs and woes...

thank you for your patience, loyal readers and eaters.  we've had some setbacks over the holidays.  family emergencies, snow in california (end of the world!!!!), unexpected things coming up here and there.  we were closed for a few more days than we had planned, but we're back in town and back to work.  the cart has returned to regular business hours.  

thanks again everyone.  apologies for any inconvenience.


we didn't take this picture, but this is the kinda thing that kept us from making you pizza.

Saturday, December 25, 2010


the cart is closed today (it was closed yesterday too.  sorry) because we're hanging with our families for the holiday.

unless travels go awry, we'll be up and running again tomorrow.


pizza contadino

Friday, December 17, 2010


We are so happy and honored to have been written up in the Willamette Week this week!  The review really couldn't have been better, and we are so excited and proud!  HUGE thanks are due to Casey Jarman.  Here's the link:


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

SPECIAL THINGS. like meatballs and pudding.

Hello again!  Again this week we'll be offering the meatball sub.  They've been a pretty big hit, so come and get one while you can (please, and thank you)!  We're also offering a mighty special special this week. BREAD PUDDING!  Delicious and spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg.  It comes with a scoop of our house made fig and orange jam and a dollop of fresh whipped cream.  YEAH!

As usual, we'll have a variety of fine pizzas for your dining pleasure.  Last week there was a pretty nice helping of roasted potato options available.  Get ready for whatever this week will bring!  Thanks and hope to see you soon.