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Jan 1, 2009 11:37 AM

Seafood pizza

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...... :)

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  1. 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?

    Pizza Pino
    Nayla's Seafood Pizza
    Shrimp, baby clams, anchovies, and garlic.
    Seafood Pizza sea scallops, whole and baby clams, and tiger prawns

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    1. re: wolfe

      Tommaso's seafood pizza sounds does the rest of their menu. Thanks for the lead. :)

      1. re: wolfe

        That combination sounds very good! Since Tommaso's is closed for the holidays until 1/13 it looks like we're off to Delfina. :)

      2. 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.

        1. The clam and garlic pizza at Village Pizza is not a replacement for a trip to
          Venice. But it is tasty.

          Village Pizzeria
          1243 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109

          1. Pizzaiolo in Rockridge frequently has a great squid pizza with aioli.

            1. 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.

              Caffe Sport
              574 Green St, San Francisco, CA 94133