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A Pizzaolic's List of Recommendations

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This list tracks recommendations from various sources (books, magazine, friends, etc.) that we plan to visit and test to our satisfaction.  After we sample, the recommendation gets promoted (*, **, and **) or demoted (deleted from list).

 

Recommendations for NYC are in a separate list.

 

City

 Source

 Establishment & recommender's comment

 Our test

Boston

 

Despinas in Boston (Comm Ave/Marlborough st)

 

 

Pending

Boston

John Mariani

Galleria Umberto, 289 Hanover St, Boston, 617-227-5709.  Long lines.

Pending

Boston

John Mariani, Food and Travel Correspondent for Esquire and other publications.  This collection was in a July 2003 article clipped out for us by Susan L.

Pizzeria Regina, 11 1/2 Thatcher St,  Boston, 617-227-0765.  North End landmark.

Pending

Chicago   Lou's Pending
    Uno - the original downtown location, before it spread Pending

Dallas

John Mariani

Arcodoro & Pomodoro, 2708 Routh St, Dallas, 214-871-1924.  Sardinian-style.

Pending

LA

John Mariani

Angeli Caffe, 7274 Melrose Ave, LA, 323-936-9086.  Noted chef Evan Kleiman.

Pending

SF

John Mariani

Chez Panisse Cafe, Berkeley, CA.  Above the main restaurant.

Pending

SF   Cheeseboard Pizza Collective, Berkeley, 1512 Shattuck.  Asiago pizza and glass of juice. Pending

SF

John Mariani

Tommaso's, 1042 Kearny St, SF, 415-398-9696.  May be the city's best.

Pending

  Ken Brett Extreme Pizza, Fillmore & Sutter Pending
    Sprago Pending a revisit
  Eye-on-the-Bay tour of East Bay Pizzerias Pizza Antica, 3600 Mount Diablo Blvd.
Lafayette, 925-299-0500
pizzaantica.com  - fancy-schmatzy, oval-shaped pies
Pending
    Cheeseboard Pizza Collective, 1512 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley
(510) 549-3055
cheeseboardcollective.coop
 
    Pizza Rustica, 5422 College Avenue
Oakland, (510) 654-1601
www.caferustica.com
 
    Gay 90's Pizza Co, 288 Main St
Pleasanton, (925) 846-2520
www.gayninetiespizza.com
 
    Gioia Pizzeria, 1586 Hopkins St.
Berkeley, 510-528-4692 NY Style, etc
 
    Oliveto's , 5655 College Ave.
Oakland, 510-547-5356
www.oliveto.com
 
    Zachary's, 5801 College Ave.
Oakland, 510-655-3365
www.zacharys.com
 
    Pizzaiolo, 5008 Telegraph Ave.
Oakland, 510-652-4888
www.pizzaiolo.us
 
    Skipolini's Pizza, 1033 Diablo St.
510-672-1111
www.skipolinispizza.com
 
    Pyzano's Pizzeria
3835 East Castro Valley Blvd.
Castro Valley, 510-881-8878
www.pyzanospizzeria.com 
NUMEROUS Recommendations - must visit

WDC

John Mariani

Pizzeria Paradiso, 2029 P St., NW, Washington DC, 202-223-1245.  Try the Atomica - with hot spices. (Dupont Circle)

**

WDC

Washington Post Reviews

Pizzeria Paradiso (also listed above) WDC on Dupont Circle, now also has a Georgetown outlet: 3282 M St.  202-337-1245

**

WDC

Washington Post Reviews

Ella's Wood Fired Pizza 901 F St., NW, Washington,  DC  Phone: 202-638-3434  -  Pizza and Chianti

No * - Blah-blah.  The guy in the Washington Post doesn't know what good pizza is.

WDC

Washington Post Reviews

 Matchbox in Chinatown- WDC

Pending

R. Abileah 2006
Last updated: 09/03/07