Bruce Hill to Open Pizzeria in San Francisco, Will Be Called 'Zero Zero'


Bruce Hill, crafter of pizza awesomeness at Pizzeria Picco. [Photograph: Bix]

Bay Area foodos probably already know the name Bruce Hill. As do regular readers of Slice. He's the executive chef and partner at Bix in San Francisco, Picco in Larkspur, and, most important to Slice'rs, Pizzeria Picco (also in Larkspur, right next door to Picco, in fact).

Well, folks, Mr. Hill will be opening a new pizzeria in San Francisco proper. To be called Zero Zero, it "will feature chef Hill's famous wood-fired pizzas, artisan pastas, grilled meats and seafood, house-made salumi, antipasti, and seasonal organic salads."

You might know that we at Slice are fans of Pizzeria Picco, so if Mr. Hill simply brings that same pie down from Marin County, all will be right in the world.

Don't get me wrong, I don't mind driving over the Golden Gate Bridge and through the hills and woods north of the city, but if I can get my Picco fix via a short ride on the BART, I'll call it a draw.

Zero Zero, of course, is named for the Tipo "00" flour often used in Neapolitan-style pizzas. It will open in the former Azie space at 826 Folsom Street in SOMA. Here's what San Francisco Chronicle food critic Michael Bauer had to say about the impending opening.

Zero Zero

826 Folsom Street, San Francisco CA 94107 (4th/5th streets; map)