Pizza Rock

Taking pizza to the next level, Pizza Rock was born from the creative minds of three best friends: George Karpaty, Tony Gemignani, and Trevor Hewitt. Combining George and Trevor’s nightlife expertise (Ruby Skye, San Francisco) with Tony’s pizza making expertise (13-time World Pizza Champion, Tony’s Pizza Napoletana, San Francisco), Pizza Rock is pizza artisan meets nightlife energy. This is not your traditional pizzeria.

We are excited to bring this unique concept to Sacramento. Pizza Rock features gourmet pizzas in a variety of styles, hand-crafted artisan cocktails, and an extensive beer and wine list; all served up in an artistic and energetic atmosphere.

The restaurant offers a variety of Italian and American pizza styles including Neapolitan, Classic Italian, Classic American, Sicilian, Roman, and Gluten Free. Highlights include Gemignani’s award-winning pizzas such as the Sicilian-style Burratina Di Margherita (Burrata cheese, cherry tomatoes tossed with basil, extra virgin olive oil and balsamic reduction), which won the Gold Cup Pizza Championships Leece, Italy; Napoletana-style Margherita (San Marzano tomatoes, Mozzarella Fior de Latte, basil, extra virgin olive oil and sea salt), which won the World Pizza Cup Naples, Italy; and Cal Italia (Asiago, Mozzarella, imported Gorgonzola, sweet fig preserve, Prosciutto di Parma, Parmigiano-Reggiano and balsamic reduction), which won the Gold Medal in Food Network Pizza Champions Challenge.

Additionally, a selection of pastas, calzones, Stromboli, antipasti and salads are offered, all with a focus on authentic Italian ingredients and organically-grown produce. All fresh pasta is made on-premises, as is the Sicilian and Calabrese link and bulk sausages. Pizza Rock also offers an array of New York slices, calzones, paninis, strombolis, grinders, and meatball subs. Pizza Rock’s full bar focuses on hand-crafted artisan cocktails, an extensive draft and bottled beer list and a collection of wines with a focus on California and Italy. An Acoustic Sunday Brunch features specialty breakfast pizzas but also a twist on classics like meatball hash and eggs, eggs Benedict with pancetta and French toast made with focaccia bread.

While Pizza Rock is a restaurant first and foremost, it’s about more than just food; it is a destination location where guests come to unwind, have something to eat, drink, and also sit back and enjoy the scene around them. There is an electric energy inside the space, including a tremendous sound system. Guests are encouraged to come for the food and stay for the fun.

Pizza Rock is open late and caters to the needs of the emerging entertainment district in downtown Sacramento


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Pizza Rock’s interior lighting consists of 20 dimmable Opti 16 LED fixtures with a soft color temp of 2700K. These LED fixtures are miniature sized par cans. Each fixture is highly energy efficient consuming only 4 watts max. With a 60,000 hour lamp life these fixtures not only save on energy but will last for 5 or more years.

The Pizza Rock sign has 4 IP 65 DLED Bricks by Elation Lighting. High light output from the 3 watt LEDs, these fixtures sure do pack a punch. They are controlled by an Art 4 DMX recorder by Acclaim Lighting.


This sound system features a DJ booth housed in a Peterbilt truck cab suspended above the bar and a speaker system that surrounds a ceiling painted with a rock and roll take on Michelangelo’s painting of the creation of Adam upon the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.

Main Dining and Bar Area

8 – EAW JFX590 two way speakers with 15″ woofers
2 – EAW SB528 dual 18″ subwoofers
1 – EAW UX8800 focusing processor
2 – QSC CX302 power amp (325 watts per channel at 4 ohm)
2 – QSC CX902 power amp (900 watts per channel at 4 ohm)
1 – QSC RMX5050 power amp (1600 watts per channel at 4 ohm)

Brick Pizza Oven Entry Area

2 – EAW VR62 two way speakers dual 6″ woofers
1 – QSC RMX850 power amp (200 watts per channel at 8 ohm)

Front Patio

2 – EAW VR61 two way speakers with 6″ woofer
1 – QSC RMX850 power amp (200 watts per channel at 8 ohm)

Bathroom Areas

8 – EAW CIS400 two way speakers with 6.5″ woofer
1 – QSC RMX1450 power amp (450 watts per channel at 4 ohm)

DJ Performance Equipment

1 – Pioneer DJM 800 mixer with digital main output
2 – Pioneer CDJ2000 digital media/cd players
2 – Technic MK1200 MK2 turntables
1 – Rane Serato SL3
2 – QSC K8 self powered DJ monitors
1 – Shure ULXP 24/58 wireless mic system

Total Sound System Power: 10,000 Watts