Location: 826 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94107, United States
Telephone Number: +1 415-348-8800
Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 11:30am to 10:00pm; Friday and Saturday 11:30 to 11:00pm
Official Website: www.zerozerosf.com
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ZERO ZERO, SoMa, San Francisco: Where to Grab a Bite After Moscone West
In South of Market Street (SoMa), where the infamous Moscone West Convention Center, home of the annual Google I/O conferences and Apple Worldwide Developers Conferences (WWDC) reside, there’s no place better to grab a pizza than at Zero Zero 00. Chef Bruce Hill of BIX, Picco and Pizzeria Picco brings his culinary expertise in traditional Neapolitan pizza dough to SoMa, where loyalists in Pizzeria Picco in Larkspur, Marin County always go to for a better bite of pizza.
Zero Zero is the type of Italian finely ground flour used in their phenomenal wood-fired thin crust pizzas. You can guarantee that the pizza quality is topnotch, as pizzaiolos in Naples are using the same type of flour for hundreds of years. Dubbed by Chef Bruce Hill as “Calipolitan”, Zero Zero’s Neapolitan style pizzas mixed with California sourced ingredients, you’ll surely get a taste of how pizza done here is unlike any other.
As my friend and I happen to have irregular food cravings in the middle of afternoon due to the Pacific timezone, one whole pizza is just going to do the trick. Luckily their bar area is opened and we get to sit at the supposedly busiest counter during lunch and dinner.
Castro – $19.95
Sopressata, House made sausage, Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Grana Padano and Basil. Cooked in 800 degrees Fahrenheit, Castro is like a tamer version of your meatlovers pizza dish, the taste manly yet no female can resist that gooey cheese. You can really tell the quality of their pizza is that good, the hint of burnt crust not overly done and designed to build the deliciousness with bitter flavor. Don’t take the mozzarella cheese for granted, the house-made mozzarella stretched daily, made from locally produced formaggi di Ferrante. Sausages are cooked sous vide to lock in the flavors and not to produce too much oil, where pizza’s greasy characteristics can be such a turn off.
As guidelines laid down by the Italian ministry, only pizzas that are round, 14 inches in diameter and no thicker than 0.1 inches in the middle can only be called Neapolitan pizzas. Does Zero Zero pass the test? Absolutely! Therefore you must eat the pizza folded, with that chewy center slowly taking you over.
It may just be one pizza for the Zero Zero experience, but it’s definitely enough for me to come back for more of their Fettuccine with Slow Cooked Duck. Oh and there’s that “Build Your Own” ice cream using Straus dairy organic ice cream and custom toppings on the menu. You won’t be able to resist.
Zero Zero SF Rating:
|Taste and Originality:||( 4 / 5)|
|Customer Experience:||( 4 / 5)|
|Value for Money:||( 3 / 5)|
|Brick and Mortar:||( 3 / 5)|
|Average:||(3.5 / 5)|