Category California

Golden Boy Pizza—San Francisco Square Kills It!

Although I was a child of the 70s, I totally embraced the music and spirit of the Flower Power decade of the 60s for which San Francisco was the epicenter. So, for me, walking the streets of North Beach was a mind-blowing experience. One highlight was snorting down an Espresso named for the late Jefferson […]

Jersey Restaurant—Pizza with a Taste of Trenton in San Francisco

Still discovering new pizza in the vast Bay Area, I got quite excited when I came across Jersey Restaurant. Run by two restauranteurs who moved west from the Pizza State, I liked what I saw at their website. The probability seemed high that Jersey would be one of the pizza highlights of my recent stay […]

Nizario’s Pizza—Somewhat Satisfying San Francisco Slice

In the midst of my second recent extended stay in San Francisco, there still were a few promising pizza places I had planned to visit. There also were tons of places that I lacked good intel on and some that just looked like they’d be downright awful. One that showed a spark of hope was […]

Bus Stop Pizza—Nothing Special, But A San Francisco Slice You Might Like

Bus stop, wet day, she’s there, I say, “Please share my slice of pizza.” My apologies to songwriter Graham Gouldman and the hit song “Bus Stop” he wrote for The Hollies in 1966, but I just couldn’t resist. However, just one look (yet another Hollies pun!) at the photo above, and you will see why […]

Azzurro Pizzeria e Enoteca—Some Killer Crust in Napa

Visiting the Cali-transplanted side of the family for Thanksgiving, we took a drive north from the Bay Area to the city of Napa. The Pizza Snob’s first and perhaps only-ever visit to the wine country would of course have to include pizza. Fortunately, this turned out to be an easy outing to convince the group […]

San Francisco’s Pizzelle Di North Beach – Don’t Let That Big Sign Lure You

On our last full day in Frisco, Mrs. Pie and I spend a good part of a pleasant day on foot. Walking through North Beach with the famous City Lights bookstore on my radar, I saw what may have been the biggest “PIZZA” sign I had ever seen. This sucker was visible from several blocks […]

Marcello’s Pizza – The Snob’s Favorite San Francisco Slice

Wandering around the downtown Market Street area in the late afternoon, I must have passed over at least a dozen pizza joints that simply looked like they’d be awful. However, some iPhone pizza research detected a possible worthy place over in the Castro district. I also was somehow successful in luring Mrs. Pie in that […]