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Goat Hill Pizza?

hot&spicy Jul 23, 2005 07:48 PM

I've heard a few co-workers rave about this place, mainly for their all-you-can-eat pizza deal on Mondays (?). Any thoughts about this place? I don't live in SF, but would this be a place worth checking out? BTW, I am partial to crispy, thin-crusts. Thanks.

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    cedichou RE: hot&spicy Jul 23, 2005 09:42 PM

    the crust is okay. It's not the napolitan cripsy crust, it's a bit thicker. It's made with sourdough. Monday night is packed there. It's a great deal, all you can eat pizza + a small salad bar. Expect to wait. It's what I would describe as dim sum style: waiters carry trays of pizza around with different toppings and ask you if you want any.

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      Massimo RE: cedichou Jul 23, 2005 10:18 PM

      Goat Hill Pizza is decent, made from sourdough so it has a bready quality to it with some tang. Neapolitan pizza is NOT thin and crispy. That is a common misconception in the Bay Area. According to the Neapolitan Pizza rules it must be "cooked in a wood-fired oven and the final product must be soft, elastic and easy to fold in two." "The Neapolitan pizza is characterised by its raised, golden crust, with charred bubbles, soft to the touch and to the lips with the red of the tomato visible through the white spots of the mozzarella"


      Here is another link: http://www.verapizzanapoletana.org/vp...

      Only Picco and A16 are doing pizza by these rules and are the only pizzas in the Bay Area that can call themselves Neapolitan. Other pizzas may be delicious and great, but they are not Neapolitan....It is like confusing Texas beef rib bbq with carolina mustard bbq.

      1. re: Massimo
        Robert Lauriston RE: Massimo Jul 24, 2005 03:45 PM

        FWIW, the Palo Alto branch of Cafe Neibaum-Coppola (but not the SF branch) is certified as "Vera Pizza Napoletana."

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      Robert Lauriston RE: hot&spicy Jul 24, 2005 03:47 PM

      Monday nights are a lot of fun. The pizza's not good enough that I'd go there any other time.

      I heard that some other pizzeria copied that event but I can't recall which one.

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        cedichou RE: Robert Lauriston Jul 25, 2005 12:52 PM

        georgio's on clement st does the monday night all-you-can-eat in the winter. They do enough business in the summer so that don't do it.

      2. Frosty Melon RE: hot&spicy Aug 22, 2006 04:48 PM

        A friend of mine rode past my office building at First & Howard last night and says Goat Hill Pizza has opened in the Club NV space across the street. I just looked out the window and saw no sign or anything indicating this. He said people were coming in and out of the place...anyone have any information? The Inside Scoop (sfgate) mentioned last week that a location was opening at Third & Harrison I think...so I am quite confused.

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          Robert Lauriston RE: Frosty Melon Aug 22, 2006 05:40 PM

          Web site says 715 Harrison at 3rd Street.


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            almondjoy66 RE: Robert Lauriston Aug 22, 2006 05:43 PM

            Correction in today's paper: The address of the new location of Goat Hill Pizza is 525 Howard St., San Francisco.

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              Frosty Melon RE: almondjoy66 Aug 22, 2006 05:54 PM

              That would be the address. Where did you see the correction?

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                almondjoy66 RE: Frosty Melon Aug 22, 2006 06:03 PM

                In the front page section.

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            josquared RE: Frosty Melon Aug 22, 2006 06:43 PM

            Seems to be a buffet option at this new space, if the sign they set outside is any indication (I walk by here going back home almost every day.) Lunch is a set price, dinner is at a slightly higher set price.

            Not sure if a la carte options are available, though.

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              Frosty Melon RE: josquared Aug 22, 2006 08:49 PM

              Ok, I got some info from co-workers. There are three locations now, the original Potrero, 3rd & Harrison and now 1st & Howard. At 1st & Howard you can get pizza & salads only; but if you get delivery, you can order off the whole menu as it will come from 3rd & Harrison.

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                josquared RE: Frosty Melon Aug 23, 2006 03:58 AM

                Thanks for looking into that Frosty. I glanced closer at the sign at the 1st & Howard location as I walked by this afternoon - $9.95 for lunch, $12.95 for dinner (does anyone know if this price would include beverages?)

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            rdabke RE: hot&spicy Aug 22, 2006 07:52 PM

            Frosty Melon'
            Can you research for the rest of us before we drive all the way to town? Pls Get the address, ph num & do a mini-write up with cost, taste, options etc.
            Sure sounds like a trip on Monday evenings....

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              ML8000 RE: hot&spicy Aug 22, 2006 07:54 PM

              Mondays are definately worth it. Very casual and homey place. Not sure a special trip is worth it unless you plan on eating a lot and don't expect the moon. Not killer but decent...definately not a chain. If you have teenagers and live close by...I'd think it'd be a weekly thing.

              1. josquared RE: hot&spicy Sep 6, 2006 03:27 PM

                FWIW, it seems like they've knocked a few dollars off the all-you-can-eat prices at the 1st & Howard location, if the sign is any indication. Lunch goes for $7.95, while dinner will cost you $9.95

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                  Robert Lauriston RE: josquared Sep 6, 2006 03:42 PM

                  Where is this exactly? I wandered half a block from the intersection in each direction and didn't see a sign or any activity. There were no signs of life at 525 Howard.

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                    Frosty Melon RE: Robert Lauriston Sep 6, 2006 04:55 PM

                    What time did you walk by? There is no permanent sign; they place a sandwich board out on the sidewalk around 11 am. It is literally IN Club NV. The tables are set up on the dance floor (I guess it's the dance floor -- I've never been to it as a club). I can't imagine eating there...which is probably why they've dropped the price for the all-you-can-eat. I did do take-out slices though, and they were quite good. But I ate them at my desk.

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                      Robert Lauriston RE: Frosty Melon Sep 6, 2006 04:58 PM

                      Oh, okay, I did find that place. Maybe around 8:30. Nothing was going on, just some guys working on the lights or something.

                      So presumably they're getting pizzas to go from the real 715 Harrison location (which is takeout / delivery only) and heating them up at Club NV?

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                        josquared RE: Frosty Melon Sep 6, 2006 06:56 PM

                        I tend to walk by when I leave work, which is between the lunch and dinner sessions.

                        The sandwich board is usually left outside the entrance, I imagine so they can just put it out on the sidewalk when dinner starts up. That sandwich board is where I noticed the altered prices.

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                    roxie RE: hot&spicy Sep 6, 2006 04:01 PM

                    Goat Hill is an institution and the 18th and Connecticut location is the flagship. BUT~this is not the place to go for thin crust pizza!

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                      Robert Lauriston RE: roxie Sep 6, 2006 04:19 PM

                      I'm not sure I've ever heard anyone say that Goat Hill made the best pizza in town, but the buffet/dim-sum thing is still a lot of fun.

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