About Uncie Ro's

Roland Konicke, a Long Island native, came to Santa Cruz, CA in 2005 with a passion for pizza and a history of great Italian family recipes. After years of working in Farmers' Markets, Ro fell in love with the abundance of fresh, organic produce and meats. Although not a green thumb himself, he adored the local ingredients and created long-lasting partnerships & friendships with Santa Cruz organic farms and farmers. He had an instinct to create a healthy product, changing the way Californians eat & think about pizza.


With Uncie Ro's, you can be sure you are getting the freshest local organic produce, house-made specialty ingredients, and freshly proofed dough because we make our pies in small, handcrafted batches every time. Ro and his partner Jennifer are driven to see great fresh pizza earn its place in the heart of Californians.

Roland Konicke
Jen Konicke
Roland & Jennifer Konicke, of Uncie Ro's Pizza

You can now find Uncie Ro all about the Santa Cruz, Monterey Bay, San Jose, and San Francisco bay areas. Our take and bake pizzas can be found at your local natural foods markets, your community farmers markets, and our new pantry at Uncie Ro's Pizza Kitchen in Soquel and now featuring our mobile wood-fired 'Mugnaini' pizza oven. Bringing you our most delicious pizza yet to local farmers markets, special events, and community pizza nights in the Santa Cruz & Monterey Bay areas.

Mugnaini Oven
Our mobile wood-fired 'Mugnaini' pizza oven


Catering & Events

Our wood-fired pizza oven is also available for catering and special events. Just contact us for a quote and Uncie Ro will bring the party to you. Check out our Events and Catering pages for more information.


Our Specialty Menu

As well as our pizza menu, we also offer a range of specialties, which include fresh, handmade Pretzels and Calzones made made from our famous pizza dough, made-to-order, for pick-up at our farmers markets.

Our delicious Calozon
Our delicious, handmade Calzones

We also produce fresh-made, Italian, home-style dinners, including Eggplant Parmesan, Chicken Parmesan, Baked Ziti, Meatball Parmesan, Sausage & peppers and Garlic Knots. Alongside a growing selection of seasonal and gluten-free specialties from our pantry.

Where to find us

Visit us at the following farmers' markets:



Tuesdays 2:30 to 6:30p

May to October


Wednesdays 2:30 to 6:30p


Saturdays 9:00a to 1:00p


Saturdays 9:00 to 1:00p

May to November


Sundays 9:00 to 1:00p


Sundays 9:00 to 1:00p


Sundays 9:00 to 1:00p


Grocery Stores

Fresh pizza is available at the following stores:


— Staff of Life
— Whole Foods
— New Leaf Markets
— Draegers


Farm Suppliers

We gather the freshest local organic produce from the following farms:


— Four Sisters Farm
— Route 1 Farm
— Everett Family Farm
— Happy Boy Farms
— Happy Quail Farm
— Dirty Girl Farm
— Live Earth Farm