Pizza margherita–straight-up pizza that’s just a crust with tomato, cheese, and some basil–is excellent at Bucci’s, says TopoTail. Another contender is Cugini, though they put fresh tomato slices on the pizza even when it’s not tomato season. The rest of the pizza is perfect, though.

wchane likes the pizza margherita at the Lafayette branch of Pizza Antica. And Robert Lauriston is partial to the version at Pizzaiolo.

All of the restaurants above have wood ovens except Bucci’s.

Bucci’s [East Bay]
6121 Hollis St., Emeryville
510-547-4725
Locater:
http://yp.yahoo.com/py/ypMap.py?&tuid=9952894&ck=2783306431

Cugini [East Bay]
1556 Solano Ave., Albany
510-558-9000
Locater

Pizza Antica [East Bay]
3600 Mt Diablo Blvd, at Dewing Ave., Lafayette
925-299-0500
Locater

Pizzaiolo [Temescal]
5008 Telegraph Ave., Oakland
510-652-4888
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