Pizzetta 211 Restaurant Review, San Francisco

Reviewer: Foodnut.com

Pizzetta 211

211 23rd Ave (California/Clement)

San Francisco, CA 94121


Pizetta 211 San Francisco Outside

Pizzetta 211 is a small but cozy 4 table, 4 seat counter restaurant in San Francisco’s Richmond district. We first dined there in 2008 and finally returned in April 2013.

Pizzetta 211 is located just off the Clement street neighborhood commercial district. The place specialized in thin crust artisan style pizza. They have a menu with some rotating options. Pizza is the draw, so we focused on it. The pizza is thin crust artisanal style.

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Decor, Vibe – Pretty plan decor, the place is primarily functional.  Pizzetta 211 feels like a small casual neighborhood restaurant transported out of Europe.  Lots of locals, families and small groups were there.

Pizzetta 211 Menu Pictures

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Pizetta 211 Picks

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Artisan Cheese Salad ($10) with Organic Greens, Artisanal Cheeses and Spiced Walnuts was an excellent salad with fresh greens, a light dressing, decent bread and stellar cheese. A nice starter before the pizza.

Pizetta 211 San Francisco pepperoni pizza

Tomato, mozzarella & basil with pepperoni Pizzetta ($12.75) was a dinner sized thin pizza for one to 1.5 persons. Lots of grease on top that can be wiped away.  Very crunchy crust, fresh cheese.  Couple pieces of good tasting pepperoni. One of the better pizzas in San Francisco.

Pizetta 211 San Francisco Calzone

Calzone ($13.75) was pretty big and filled with a ton of cheese. Beautiful golden brown crust.

Pizetta 211 San Francisco Panna Cotta

Panna Cotta Special ($5) with raspberries, was very smooth and creamy. Good stuff.


Pizetta 211 San Francisco Rosies farm egg

Rosie’s Farm Egg, Arugula Rabe, Redwood Hill Goat Cheese & Prosciutto Pizzetta ($13.75) was an unusual combination for a pizza. The eggs where cracked and cooked poached style on top of the pizza. The pesto had a strong flavor.  Crust was thin and crunch throughout, even in the center. This pizza isn’t open minded or adventurous eaters.


Pizzetta 211 has an unusual home feel, because it is so small. The wait can get long, so go early. You may need to get your own napkins, utensils, and water.  The wine comes in a plain glass but was very good.
Service is friendly and above average. Not a place to linger, with people waiting and watching you. The bathroom is one of the few we’ve encountered that has a TV.

If you are into thin artisanal pizza, check Pizzetta 211 out.  A16 , Tony’s and Pizzeria Delfina don’t have the super crunch crust, but have  better environments and better combination’s on top of the pizza. Gialina should also be on your shortlist to try the best pizza in the city.

Wine selection was minimal and markup was medium with glasses $7-$9 and bottles $26-34, and they charge $15 corkage. Bring cash. They have started serving coffee in the mornings.

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Pizzetta 211 Overall Rating: (Very Good 2.5)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Good)
Service Rating: (Average)
Atmosphere Rating: (Good)
Value Rating: (Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Hours:Wed-Fri 5pm-9pm. Sa/Sun Noon-9pm. Wed-Fri Noon-230pm

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  • elsiebb
    October 1, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    I LOVE Pizzetta 211! My favorite is the one with egg on it – but I always love them all. Last time we had one with squash blossoms. Mmm, yummy. I would give the food a 3. It was cold last time but they have warmers outside and they brought us blankets. 🙂 Very cozy and fun.

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