Just Moved to SF - Want Good Food
- menuvore Apr 13, 2010 03:24 PM
I just moved to the SF area and am trying to find my way through the delicious San Francisco food/restaurant scene. I write reviews on specific dishes I try, not on the restaurants as a whole and am looking for the best pizza and cookies in town, any advice?
I would say L'Osteria del Forno has the best "traditional" pizza in the area. The porcini (white) and the salami are beyond sublime.
A16 has Neaploitan pizza -- doughy but burned crust. Very good, fewer options. Delfina is somewhere in between.
2355 Chestnut St., San Francisco, CA 94123
L'Osteria del Forno
519 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133
3621 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
A16's straight-up VPN-certified Neapolitan style. Vaguely similar to Delfina.
L'Osteria has a great porcini pizza by the slice.
Little Star is great for Chicago-style deep dish.
Zante for Indian pizza by the slice.
Pauline's, sui generis.
Tommaso's, oldest pizzeria on the West Coast.
Arinell, greasy Ray's-type NY junk-food slice.
Pizzetta 211, super-thin crust.
For cookies, Specialties is good if they are still hot (I like the chocolate/bran ones). Bay bread on Pine and Fillmore also has some tasty baked goods. Depends on whether you want finesse or a great big blog of chocolate and butter. I also like the coffee/toffee cookie at the cupcake shop in Emeryville.
Teacake Bake Shop
5615 Bay St, Emeryville, CA 94608
2325 Pine St, San Francisco, CA 94115
It would be worth your while to take 15-20 minutes and use the "Search this board" feature for this discussion board. If you search for "pizza," you will likely find a couple of hundred or more useful comments and suggestions. Pizza gets discussed on this board OFTEN!
I don't recall seeing many cookie-specific discussions, but start by doing a search for "bakeries" and see what you find.
Gialina's is my favorite San Francisco pizza right now. East Bay is Pizzaiolo.
2842 Diamond St, San Francisco, CA 94131
5008 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609