My power went out at home and I needed to do computer work for work, so headed to Starbucks to be able to plug in. Starbucks was wall to wall people working on laptops. Decided to try Sal's Pizza and Bagelry across the way. I'm so glad I did. They had a couple tables that I could plug in and free Wifi. Was a very pleasant experience. Warm friendly place. I worked peaceably there for hours. Although it's a "pizza/bagelry" place, they have lots of different types of food; sandwiches, soups; etc., etc. I ordered a focaccia bread turkey sandwich (the best sandwich I've ever had in my life), that came with fries, which were also delicious, and I am particular about fries. The coffee was great. Before I left I ordered a small veggie pizza; enjoyed!! The flavor was not overpowering, yet savory and delicious. And treated myself to fresh-out-of-the oven apple bread pudding; like homemade. If you're on Route 66 in La Verne passing by, stop in. You won't be disappointed.
I don't care what others have rated this place, but this place deserves 5 stars for one reason...The Sal's Special pizza!!! This is by far the best tasting pizza anywhere! For some reason people always brag about Warehouse Pizza in La Verne being the best spot but I would have to disagree. Warehouse only takes cash and you have to wait forever for their food and their pizza tastes just like every other place...not Sal's!! I absolutely love Sal's food, their location, and their staff and in my opinion, this is the best spot in La Verne.period.
I agree with the other reviewer regarding the drive thru. I never use it because they take forever. The pizza is excellent, good garlic bread, and good salads. As for the bagels, they are decent. Not my favorite but my parents love the blue berry cream cheese. Try it.