Spotted SF / Russian Hill / Gioia Pizzeria

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A charming and rustic spot I like to pop into when I’m in the Russian Hill area, serving pizzas, pastas and other tasty small dishes. I’ve shared larger pies with friends over dinner, but on my recent day off I discovered they serve them by the slice for lunch. The sweet and spicy Julian (italian ham, parsley, aged provolone, onion, garlic, chili) and the Funghi have been my top picks so far, but I must admit their seasonal salads are my favorite. The menu changes accordingly and the latest one with arugula, peaches, figs, and pistachios is absolutely perfect for summer.

Gioia Pizzeria
2240 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
tel: 415 359 0971
www.gioiapizzeria.com
– A second location is in Berkeley.

* All images by me, Leslie.