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    The Planing Mill

    778 E Center Ave
    Visalia CA 93292
    (559) 713-0818
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    About The Planing Mill


    Consider us your neighborhood pizza parlor with a gourmet twist. We visited some of the greatest pizzerias on the West Coast, took the best parts of each, and brought them to Visalia as best we could. Then we added our own Central Valley twist. The end result is our menu of  hearty, flavorful pizzas made with the freshest ingredients, locally sourced whenever possible. From the adventurous “Thai Pie” to the customer favorite “Kitchen Sink”, there’s truly something for all types of pizza lovers. We rounded out our menu with a variety of signature sandwiches, farm fresh salads, and delicious appetizers like our bruschetta and artichoke fritters.

    Then there’s the beer. Twenty-one taps of fresh craft beer and cider plus a massive variety of cans and bottles.

    At The Planing Mill, we are committed to providing great food and guest service in a comfortable, family friendly atmosphere. We are also dedicated to serving our community through our monthly “Pizza with a Purpose” non-profit fundraisers and other efforts.

    Come see our spacious new location, complete with outdoor patio and lawn area. We think you’ll find The Planing Mill to be a pretty fun place to eat, drink and be merry with friends and family!

    But don’t just take our word for it. In 2017, the Visalia Chamber of Commerce named us Small Business of the Year!


    A lot of people see our name and spend the next few seconds trying to say it. Let us help. It’s pronounced “PLAIN-ing” Mill, though there’s certainly nothing “plain” about us!

    So why the name? Our first location was part of the original Visalia Planing Mill. Founded in 1851, the mill crafted specialty wood products for generations of Visalians. In fact, many older homes and businesses in town have doors and cabinets that were hand-crafted right here on our property. In honor of this legacy, and as a reflection of our commitment to artisanship, the name fit perfectly.



    Tue Oct 1 2019
    | by Quizmaster brian schulte

    The tightest game in Planing Mill Trivia history! Three's Company opened up a lead in the early rounds, with Honorable Mention and Little Lebowski's Urban Achievers, each making their return after long abscences, close behind. They took a shrinking lead into the final round, in which geometrical and trigonometrical knowledge was needed. With a final round push, Honorable Mention slipped into a first place tie with Three's Company, with LLUA only a single point behind. Tequila Mockingbird, picking up the hard-earned successful double in the final round, finished only one point behind them (the dreaded fourth place that gets you neither an Olympic medal or a Planing Mill gift card). Honorable Mention took the tiebreaker question and emerged with the victory.

    Game Rank Team # Team Name Score Teams Beaten Team Beat Average
    1* 20622 Honorable mention 59 10 0.955
    1 20018 3's Company 59 10 0.955
    3 20631 The Little Lebowski Urban Acheivers 58 9 0.818
    4 22748 Tequila Mockingbird 57 8 0.727
    5 North Side Knights of the Round Table 52 7 0.636
    6 Raiders of the Lost Facts 44 6 0.545
    7 22999 Cassidy & Sundance 43 5 0.455
    8 23021 Holy Cows 42 4 0.364
    9 19820 You're a Quizzard Harry 37 3 0.273
    10 Bilbo Shaggins 32 2 0.182
    11 20942 Skeetz 30 1 0.091
    12 Not Last 3 0 0.000
    * Won Tiebreaker