South San Francisco Thursday -- what do you love? Sichuan/Chinese, Pizza, Mexican?
- maria lorraine Feb 12, 2014 07:57 PM
Looking for great ideas on restaurants and specific dishes. We're having a casual celebratory meal. I'm bringing a variety of wines.
re: Melanie Wong
We may have to venture farther afield to find what we're looking for: Sichuan, great wood-oven pizza, Latina fresca.
Read about diNapoli, the Basque Cultural Center -- any further recs?
Any more thoughts on Xiao Long Bao Kitchen on Grand Avenue? -- recommended in the other thread.
If nothing comes to mind, we will venture into SF proper, but I thought I'd check.
I don't know if they have wood-burning pizzas, but Delfina opened in Burlingame.
Also, I like the thin-crust pizzas at Toto's (not wood-burning though) in San Bruno on El Camino Real. The last time there I brought wine and corkage was only $5. The drawback is the low-end stemware but that's expected at a pizza parlor with a Round Table-type atmosphere.
And Delfina it was! Worked out perfectly. We enjoyed the 4 Formaggi and the Margarita pizza with prosciutto and arugula added. The roasted beets with farro topping and Greek yogurt were amazing, as were the appetizer olives.
The burrata seemed a bit wanting for something, and needed to be doctored at the table.
The pizza itself -- perfect crust, simplest but truly great tomato sauce. Would like to see a bit more punch from the mix of cheeses used.
All in all, a wonderful meal. Perfectly satisfying.
Wines brought from home. $15 corkage.
Thanks for the lead, baron45.
And thanks also for all the suggestions for future visits. A drive along Grand Avenue yielded more ideas.