Tag Archive for Pizza

Lolo Cevicheria

From Oakland to Napa, 6 New SF Spots, 9 Underrated & Cheap Eats Destinations

From my 15 articles/posts a week as Zagat Editor, I summarize and link to just some coverage highlights here – you can sign up for Zagat’s weekly newsletter for highlights here and follow along on Twitter @ZagatSF, where I post daily. As I have been for over a decade, I’m on the ground daily looking for early standouts at each… Read more →

Still dreaming of A16 Rockridge's fried pizza with smoked tomato sauce

Get Thee to Oakland for Fried Pizza, Amaro & Wine at A16 Rockridge

There’s only a few places in the country where one can find fried Neapolitan pizza, a twist on Italy’s perfect pies. There’s Forcella and La Montanara in NYC, and now A16 Rockridge. Even in Naples, there are few restaurants making this style of pizza. The owners of A16, included Wine Director/Sommelier Shelley Lindgren, fell in love with fried pizza in… Read more →

Capo's feels as if it's been in San Francisco for decades

CAPO’S: Deep Dish Better Than in Chicago?

Capo’s, 641 Vallejo Street, 415.986.8998, cash only Tony’s Pizza Napoletana reigns for my best all-around pizza experience because of its range of impeccable pies, from New York to Neapolitan. I’m no stranger to these categories, consuming countless pizzas in my many travels in Italy and years living in a New Jersey suburb of NYC – not to mention living in… Read more →

Gioia's fresh asparagus ricotta pizza

Pizza Pie: The Latest Pies in Town

San Francisco is a pizza town. We’re obsessed with our pies, particularly the Neapolitan kind. Getting into favorites is a tricky subject as one has to dig through a sea of styles: Neapolitan, NY slice, Chicago deep dish, California creative, and so on, to begin to categorize “bests.” We won’t list all-time favorites now, but scouring joints new and old… Read more →

Bowling pin light fixtures oversee Mission Bowling Club's open space

(Uniquely) Communal Dining

Incredible burgers in a bowling alley, SF’s deaf community gathering over Neopolitan pizzas, brothers serving food from their hometown of Nice in a tiny restaurant, dining around a U-shaped counter off a FiDi alley… each of these restaurants opened within the last 6 months providing a unique communal experience (and most importantly, fine food to go with) that makes one… Read more →

Squash Blossoms

Top Tastes: Commonwealth, Zero Zero, Sycamore, Papito & 2 Bakeries

Top Tastes, rather than a list of all-time favorites (another thing altogether), are among the best eats since my last newsletter, often from new openings. Many don’t make the cut, being a revisit previously written about or simply not as stand-out as dishes mentioned. MID-RANGE RESTAURANTS COMMONWEALTH, Mission – I’ve been a fan of Mission St. Food (Mission Burger and… Read more →