SF/East Bay Pizza Competition
- suebette Feb 27, 2008 07:32 AM
My friends and I are planning a pizza party competition next weekend - basically looking to pick up a bunch of different pies and compare and contrast to see if we can find a winner. We don't have any specific parameters other than it has to be take-out and a wide variety of styles would be welcome.
So far we have:
SF: Little Star
EB: Cheeeboard, Gioia
Any further recs will be welcome!
From SF, I'd add Pauline's and Gaspare's.
260 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Gaspare Pizza House
5546 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94121
Little Star keeps and reheats very well.
I think Lanesplitter kicks Gioia's ass. If you pick up you can get a discount at the takeout-and-delivery-only branch in Albany.
Cheese Board, I strongly recommend getting half-baked. It gets pretty nasty after it cools down.
For this purpose, I'd get a non-vegetarian Indian pizza from Zante (spinach, eggplant, cauliflower, ginger, garlic, green onions, cilantro, lamb, tandoori chicken, prawns)
I would skip A16 and Pizzaiolo. They make some of the best pizzas in the area but they're really best hot.
From memory - 3 times they've agreed to do takeout and 2 times they've said they were too busy. On one of those two occasions they told me to call back in 1/2 an hour and when I did they still said they were too busy. They're always very nice about it.
No big deal, I just ordered from pizzaolo instead.