Michael Bauer, food critic for the San Francisco Chronicle, continues his Pizza Friday series on his blog Between Meals with a trip to Pauline's in San Francisco. Pauline's makes California-style pizza:


Bauer says:

The dough is made with whole milk, olive oil and sea salt, producing a crust that is miraculously both chewy and crisp.

The pesto pizza is the must-order topping; for many, it's better than tomato. Garlic lovers swear by the garlic pizza with fontina cheese, and I love the more traditional Italian combination with salami, Italian sausage, mushrooms and green onions.

Pauline's

Address: 260 Valencia Street, San Francisco CA 94103 (at 14th Street; map)
Phone: 415-552-2050
Website: paulinespizza.com
Hours: Tues. to Sat., 5 to 10 p.m.

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