My wife and I had an absolutely awesome seafood pizza at a place called Garafo Antico in the Dorsoduro district in Venice (Italy). It was a cheeseless red pizza with every kind of seafood imaginable on it...octopus, clams, mussels, prawns, langustino, calamari, anchovies, etc. A small octopus was propped up in the center of the pizza like a little statue. (g) Buonissimo!!!
We've been looking for a similar seafood pizza here in the Bay Area without success. Any ideas??
The though of a pizza heaping with dungeness crabmeat, clams, anchovies, calamari and oysters...and of course loads of garlic.... is driving me bonkers...... :)
I once had a just calamari pizza at Buca de Beppo. With all the tentacles pointing up it looked like a synchronized swimming extravaganza. A quick look shows it is no longer on the menu. Probably some conflict with the IOC.
Edit, after another quick search. Not everything you want but who gets that?
Nayla's Seafood Pizza
Shrimp, baby clams, anchovies, and garlic.
Seafood Pizza sea scallops, whole and baby clams, and tiger prawns
Delfina Pizzeria has a clam pizza with cherrystones, tomato sauce, oregano, pecorino and chile peppers. It's not exactly like what you're describing that you had in Venice, but it's a start.
The clam and garlic pizza at Village Pizza is not a replacement for a trip to
Venice. But it is tasty.
1243 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109
This post reminds of twenty year ago when we had a pizza like that in San Francisco. Have not been back since the chef passed away years ago. But Cafe Sport is still in business.
Had the seafood pizza. The pizza was like a shallow bowl with just tomato sauce, shrimp, shellfish, calamari, and whatever Tony had in the kitchen. No cheese.
Hope they still have the dish available. Maybe I need to go back to try.
If you really want this pizza you could call and see if they still make it.
574 Green St, San Francisco, CA 94133
Marzano in Oakland had a seafood pizza when I was there. I don't recall that it had a tomato base, but it had a variety of seafood, and was very good...