Rosso’s Gravenstein Apple Pizza (Santa Rosa Farmers Market)
At Saturday morning’s farmers market in Santa Rosa, I capped an excellent morning with a pizza from Rosso’s mobile wood-burning oven. “chocolateninja” recommended the seasonal special, Gravenstein apple pizza, $10.
Topped with Gravenstein apples, fontina, mozzarella, prosciutto, lemon oil, and basil, this was more top-heavy than the typical Rosso pie. Maybe a little too thick on the cheese for me, but it tasted great and the crust turned out good and charry. I especially liked the brightness and perfume added by the lemon oil.
And here’s a shot of the upskirt. Too charcoalized in the scorching, but I prefer this to an overly blonde crust.
Rosso also sells at the Sunday morning farmers market in Sebastopol and will off this as long as Gravs are available. Having heard rumors that Rosso Pizzeria was scouting in Marin County, I asked if a new location had been decided on yet. Rosso is looking to open a branch and at this point, it will probably be in Petaluma, not Marin.
Rosso Pizzeria & Wine Bar
53 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa, CA
Santa Rosa Farmers Market
1531 Maple Ave, Santa Rosa, CA
Sebastopol Farmers' Market
Petaluma Ave and McKinley St, Sebastopol, CA
Well, more than a year and a half after our discussion, Rosso is almost ready to open in Petaluma. A few days ago I noticed that the website had already been updated for the new Petaluma branch (that's a first!), which will include a mozzarella bar. The website says that fresh cheeses will be made hourly from local curd.
I swung by yesterday to see how far along the build out might be at the Theater Square location. The crew were installing the fixtures and equipment and staff hiring is in progress. Today, the folks at Rosso said that the plan is to open mid-May, maybe on May 13 (Mothers Day) or 14.
Rosso Pizzeria & Mozzarella Bar
in The Theater Square
151 Petaluma Blvd. South
Petaluma, CA 94952