211 23rd Ave (California/Clement)
San Francisco, CA 94121
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.
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.
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Pizetta 211 Picks
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.
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.
Calzone ($13.75) was pretty big and filled with a ton of cheese. Beautiful golden brown crust.
Panna Cotta Special ($5) with raspberries, was very smooth and creamy. Good stuff.
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.