Michael Bauer, food critic for the San Francisco Chronicle, continues his Pizza Friday series on his blog Between Meals with a trip to Pazzia Caffe & Trattoria in San Francisco. Pazzia makes thin-crusted pizza in a "Roman Tuscan" style:



Bauer says:

Crust: The thin crust has blisters that crumble like crackers; the light color often belies the crispness. What we had: The Margherita had a great sauce made in-house from fresh tomatoes, a slick of Polly-O mozzarella cheese and basil, which was missing from the blend on my visit. Still, it was a satisfying combination. The flavor of the mushroom and sausage, with a thick blanket of tomato sauce and cheese, was bold, but the crust sagged and couldn't support the weight of the additions, especially in the center where the majority were scattered.

Pazzia Caffee & Trattoria

Address: 337 Third Street, San Francisco CA 94107 (near Folsom; map)
Website: pazzia.ypguides.net
Phone: 415-512-1693
Hours: Lunch, Mon.–Fri.; dinner, Mon.–Sat.

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