what's with the dearth of amazing, traditional, italian-style pizza in my current home of los angeles? could it be that angelenos are just too sacred of the carbs and cheese? admittedly, i have not yet been to casa bianca out in eagle rock (it's so far awwaay!), but that is my last hope for anything as good as phoenix's pizzeria bianco, my standard by which all are measured. i have found my one and only acceptable new york-style stand-in (mulberry street in beverly hills, of all places), but it's no ray's (the real original, but not called original or famous, or famous original, just ray's, on prince street). anyhoo, enough NY pizza snobbery... 101 cookbooks got me thinking about san francisco as a pizza destination, so a bit of research later and... now next time i'm in SF, here are the options tucked in my back pocket to get a good fix:
- pizzeria delfina - nice review at vinography on aug 4, 2005, who has oodles of great SF restaurant reviews on his blog. the owners also have a well-regarded italian restarant just down the block called, uh, delfina.
- pizzetta 211 - another vinography review, and one at chez pim, another favorite SF foodie. out in richmond, wherever that may be, and so many negative comments about their service....
- a16 - in the marina (hmmm...), but the website looks promising! reviewed here, here and here.
also, a potentially interesting resource for SF travel that i just ran across: love to know san francisco. haven't spent much time here, but could be worth investigating further.