I’d all but given up on Round Table Pizza after one too many lackluster birthday party pizzas. And soccer party pizzas. And school event pizzas. (Though I’ll admit that judging any restaurant when surrounded by screaming 9-year-olds isn’t 100 percent fair.)

However, redemption has arrived in the form of the new Proscuitto Artisan Pizza, topped with lemon feta, artichokes, tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, basil and caramelized onions. Crunching into the cornmeal dusted crust, BiteClub was transported far beyond the stuffy, ear-splitting confines of the party room and into a brief moment of Italian bliss.

Redemption found. Now, if they could only do something about the birthday cake.

Round Table Pizza: Five Santa Rosa locations. www.roundtablepizza.com