Right across the street from the Hard Rock Hotel in Palm Springs is Bill’s Pizza, one of the top 100 pizza places in the United States, according to TripAdvisor. I went to check it out on a Saturday night and the place was hoping with no empty seats and everyone making noise and having a good time. I was instantly excited to give it a try myself, I waited 15 minutes and got a table.
- Cost: $2.50 for a slice of cheese or pep, $3 for chefs special, $10-$20 for full pizza
- Hours: 11AM – 9PM, 10PM Thur-Sat
- Location: 119 S Indian Canyon Dr, Palm Springs, CA 92262
The shop itself is right on the corner and from the outside it just looks like a typical pizza joint. When you open the doors though you will see the fun decor with 60’s style psychedelic vintage paintings on the wall and lots of seating.
The menu is chalked full of options with one whole side dedicated to all the crazy combinations they came up with. However, if you are an adventurer you can just as easily make your own style pizza with the dozens of toppings they have.
I also liked that they had pizza by the slice as this is not often seen in pizza places like this. The options are a lot less for pizza by the slice with just cheese, pepperoni and a chefs special that changes daily. I ended up getting a slice of the chef’s special, a side salad and a small 10″ pizza for my wife and I to share.
The toppings that day were pepperoni, sausage and mushrooms. The pizza was full of flavor and had a nice crunchy crust with ample toppings. It didn’t look like much when it came out but I was impressed with how good it was.
We opted for the B-fires Favorite to get a 10″ of and it had a whole bunch of good stuff on it with a garlic olive oil sauce instead of the traditional red sauce. I especially liked the ricotta which went on top and worked well with all the mushrooms and grilled onions that were on it.
All of this came out to about $25 which is a good price for a dinner for two in Palm Springs. I really did enjoy my time at Bill’s Pizza and can say it is one of the better pizza places I have been to, let me know if you have been and what you recommend in the comments.