Beginning our journey down the main drag of the downtown Palm Springs promenade along S. Palm Canyon Drive, we found a guy peddling pizza slices as samples to the passerbys. We stop for a moment to quickly grab a small slice after our first round of cocktails has now given us the munchies.
He says, “Bill’s Pizza, just down on the corner”, as he pointed with his platter of samples through the small plaza area in which he was standing. We tell him, “we were just taking about getting a pie after our evening to take to the room”, since our hotel room is just one block further down the same promenade.
We have had Bill’s Pizza on every visit here to Palm Springs. It seems to now be a staple for us and countless other locals and visitors to the city. Bill’s is a busy place as they are not only known for their honestly-made custom-built pizzas and salads for those persons that have imbibed throughout the evening, but they also serve by-the-slice for those attempting to curb their quick pizza fix while walking the streets.
Located along Indian Canyon Dr., Bill’s Pizza sits along a busy section of the town’s popular destination hot spots. If getting a pie made especially for you, you’ll generally have to wait about 20 minutes. In the meantime, you may find yourself asking to borrow the key for the restroom; but be prepared for a slightly confusing journey down the, “make a left, then a left”, as the directions are called out by the key-giver behind the ordering counter. After you figure out the left-left thing you find yourself traveling down a sketchy long hallway to find a somewhat stronghold of a door to the commode. It’s awkward at first, but if you’ve eaten at Bill’s before and gone through this routine while waiting for your pie to be made, then you know it is a safe, yet long journey.
On the way to the restroom, you’ll see tables along the curb where patrons enjoy their pie, craft beer and wine; or you’ll find them sitting on one of the benches or planter walls to watch people as everyone seems to be keen on Bill’s Pizza as a common downtown hot-spot.
We ordered our pie. Sat outside on a bench, watched some people and went down that long hallway. We then got our hot pizza and never made it directly back to the room. Instead we hit yet another bar and had some more drinks. Bill’s made the final leg home to the room and made for a great after party snack before hitting the sheets.
However you get it, order a pizza and find the commode while waiting for your custom pie at Bill’s Pizza in Palm Springs, CA. The best pizza experience, you’ll ever wait for.