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The Planing Mill

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Our Current Tap List

weekly specials


Sunday Funday!
$2 off drafts • $2 off wine • $2 off apps
(dine-in only)


Boneless Mondays
Half Off Boneless Wings!
(dine-in only)
Select Pints $3


Taco Truck Tuesdays
Mexican Style Beers $2
Personal Carne Asada Pizza $8


“Why Not?” Wednesdays
Medium one-topping $11
Select drafts $4 • Wine on Tap $4/glass


Family Night!
One appetizer + One 3-topping large pie for $29.99
(dine-in or take-out)

Monday thru Friday

Happy Hour • 3p to 6p
$2 off pints • $2 off wine • $2 off apps
(dine-in only)

business of the year


      ABOUT US     


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!

      The Big Question     


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.

Old Planing Mill
Old Machine Works


To deliver an exceptional guest experience through consistently prepared, fresh, high-quality good, served in a safe, clean, fun environment, with a focus on genuine guest service.

Great food, great beer, excellent service.

The Food
We visited the best pizzerias up and down the West Coast as inspiration, in order to bring a unique pizzeria menu to the Central Valley. Our crust is best described as a California/New Haven-style mash-up. It’s made fresh daily, and proofed for 24-48 hours. It comes out a bit on the thicker side. If you like thin crust, please ask and we will do our best to accomodate. We make everything from scratch, so please be advised that wait times may be a tad longer than you may be used to at other pizzerias. The wait is worth it, we promise!

The Beer
We have 21 beers on tap, all of them craft, most of them from California. If you have a question or would like to taste something before you order, please ask one of our certified Cicerone beertenders. We also offer a wide variety of canned and bottled beers, plus four types of wine on tap.

The Planing Mill offers a lively atmosphere where friends and families enjoy spending time together over a delicious pie. Grab a table for in our main dining area, belly up to the bar, or sip a brew while playing cornhole or simply relaxing in our patio area. It might get loud, but it will be fun!

We no longer accept reservations for parties under 40. Seating is first come, first served. With the move to the new location, there are now plenty of seats available for smaller parties.

Our private banquet room holds up to 44 people. If you would like to book it or the entire restaurant for a bigger party, please contact us.

We cater to large parties or business functions. Minimum order is $100. You can view our catering menu here. Please call us at (559) 713-0818 or contact us online to schedule your catering date.

We now offer bike delivery to Downtown Visalia. Delivery boundaries are Oak to Mineral King and Giddings to Ben Maddox. Minimum order is $20 and you’ll need to place your order through our online ordering platform.


The Planing Mill
778 E. Center Ave
Visalia, Ca 93292

T: 559.713.0818
Order Online
Text MILL to 3733 for FREE mobile app


11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.



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