image_1Pazzia – SoMa

Everything seemed very authentic – the menu was in both Italian and English and they had a wide array of Italian dishes from Gnocchi Pomodoro to Chicken Marsala. We were even served a bit of roasted bread and given some oil to tide us over before ordering.

I was feeling rather full from a few beers I had been drinking earlier, so I ended up splitting the pizza del giorno with my partner in crime. While the name of the “pizza of the day” eludes me – due in one part alcohol and one part to exhaustion – it was expertly made with fresh prosciutto, mushrooms, and mozzarella cheese. The crust was thin and crispy, even cracker-esque. It was a very fundamental pizza, but the simplicity forced you to concentrate on the quality individual components of the pizza – in this case, a very good thing.

The atmosphere was great. There were a lot of people laughing and having a good time. The lighting was dim, but not so dim that you couldn’t see what you were eating. The restaurant was pretty packed around 8PM on a Wednesday night, but we were served very promptly even without reservations. I would definitely come back here just to get try another one of their pizzas! I can’t vouch for any of the other dishes, but Pazzia knows pizza. Ciao image_2

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7 responses to “Pazzia

  1. Prodigal Daughter

    December 20, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Love your page, this is what I call the living directory! We always struggle where to go and your reviews are helpful, more!!

  2. Nellie Tran

    January 18, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    I don’t live far from this restaurant and from your post it seems worth checking out. I love thin crust pizzas. Good point about the lighting in the restaurant- I tend to not like restaurants that are so dark you can’t see your food. It makes me wonder what they are hiding!

  3. Staci and Gina

    January 29, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    Oh wow. Now that’s an authentically italian pizza.

  4. hsmith20

    April 2, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    I’ve very recently moved to SF, and your blog is a delightful discovery! (so thank you for liking my post on two counts). This restaurant in particular sounds really good, so I’ll have to keep it in mind!

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