Sunday, October 21, 2012

Pizzetta 211- Like Italy but in San Francisco

Pizzetta 211 interior
One of my favorite things to do is to explore neighborhoods within a city. While my sister was getting her hair done at a nearby salon in the Outer Richmond, my cousin introduced me to the cutest little pizza parlor Pizzetta 211. It's the type of place that really gives a neighborhood character. How many people can say their local pizza shop can rival one in Italy?  

It's definitely worth going out of your way for. Pizzetta 211 is tiny and can seat probably 10 people inside and four people outside. It's charming and rustic like a farm house. I really loved it and the service was very friendly. That made a big difference. Going to Pizzetta 211 is almost like sitting down at a friend's house for lunch, extremely casual and relaxed. It feels like home. That includes access to the kitchen. The shelves and food are laid out there.

The pizzas only take about 5 minutes to bake. They are thin and small, personal sized, but okay for sharing just as long as you get more than one. We started off with a field greens salad. It was simple, organic, very California (sans avocados!), and tasty with just balsamic vinaigrette and a sprinkle of salt. Then we moved on to two pizzas (Serrano ham, crescenza, oven dried tomato, wild arugula and Tomato mozzarella basil with pepperoni). Everything was just perfect. 

Field Greens Salad
Serrano Ham with oven dried Tomatoes and Arugula
Classic Tomato Mozzarella Basil with Pepperoni
A Zucchini pie to go for my sister 
One could say that after pizza and salad lunch was done but there is always room for dessert! Despite an early afternoon flight I had to catch at SFO, I decided to get dessert to go after quizzing the waitress what was the deal with the biscuits and fresh strawberries on the counter. She whipped up together the best warm strawberry shortcake for me complete with whipped cream. Since they didn't have any plastic utensils, she gave me one of their real forks. It was the best feeling to chomp on a strawberry shortcake while zipping through the streets of San Francisco in a Mini Cooper. I wasn't driving of course. 
Fresh Strawberries
Homemade Biscuits
Strawberry Shortcake
Pizzetta 211 is of the best gourmet pizza parlors in the Bay. For sure. This was the note I left on for my quick weekend SF jaunt. Lucky me.

Photography Credits: Roxwriting, Little 'Ol Me

Little 'Ol Me Neapolitan Pizza Challenge:: Pizzetta 211

Pizzetta 211
211 23rd Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94121


  1. So happy you liked it! That was a great weekend. Thanks for zipping over to the west coast for some QT with our nutty fam bam ;-)

  2. Can't wait for more adventures. Next year with the baby too!