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Feb 8, 2007 10:13 AM

Socca Oven

has it relocated anywhere?

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    1511 Shattuck Avenue #B Berkeley Ca 94709 (510) 548-6001
    Isnt it still here?

    1. No, it's been replaced by a taqueria.

      You can get socca at Nizza la Bella or Rose Pistola (where they call it by its Italian name, farinata).

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      1. re: Robert Lauriston

        you mean to tell me that socca is the equivalent to farinata? i am dumbstruck right now because rose pistola's farinata is so delicious and savory and wonderful and the three different soccas i tried were absolutely inedible!

        1. re: Doodleboomer

          Farinata and socca are the Ligurian and Nicois names for the same dish. Here's Rose Pistola's recipe:

          The things that Socca Oven served didn't look like any socca I ever saw, but there are many variations on the recipe. I think topping them with stew or ragout was Gregoire's idea.

        2. re: Robert Lauriston

          oh yeah, and completely different in texture, flavor and presentation

        3. Since we're getting esoteric with our flatbreads, is there any place in the Bay Area that serves "flammekueche", or Alsatian pizza? I know a gastro-pub (such as it is) called Les 3 Brasseurs in Montreal that features it, as "flammes". It's much lighter than pizza.

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          1. re: Gary Soup

            A while back people were raving about the frozen Alsatian pizza at Trader Joe's.