Oakland’s Pizzaiolo is a favorite for good pizza and good atmosphere, but what’s really sold chowfish on the place is its namesake cocktail made with amaro, Campari, tonic, and lime juice. One thing that makes Pizzaiolo’s drinks special is the homemade tonic water says pastryqueen, who orders it on the rocks with a lime wheel.
twocents played with the cocktail ingredients to come up with proportions for making the Pizzaiolo cocktail at home: 1 1/2 parts Campari to one part each Averna amaro, lime juice, and tonic water. chowfish confirms the recipe is “just right.”
Pizzaiolo [East Bay]
5008 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland