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Foccacia [pizza joint][a bit long]

Jimbo | Jun 19, 200211:32 PM

I want to put in an unabashed plug for a small new place called Foccacia on Guerrero near 22nd. It appears to be a reincarnation of the place of the same name in the Castro. Moments after this place opened the Castro place closed so I'm unclear about the relationship between them but the Guerrero St. place is a great addition to the neighborhood and the pizzas are wonderful. The folk who run it are absolutely Italian [from Liguria I believe] and they have both 'by the slice" more traditional choices and "by the Pie" more innovative choices, farinitas- sort of antipasta yummy bits- spinach and artichoke "cakes", salads that are about 3 steps above the usual pizza joint after thought offerings, and homemade panacotta and tiramisu that are excellent.They serve beer and wine and the usual sodas etal. I personally appreciate the "white pizza "choices [not made with tomato sauce] and the fact that some of the pizza "names" represent towns along the Ligurian coast: especially the Cinqueterra-a favorite place of mine for 20+ years. Service can be a little disjointed, but the "heart" of the place, and excellent "authentic"food, make minor lapses of little import. It's also the ONLY place in San Francisco I've been in a very long time where the cashier "rounded down" rather than give back a few coins. " Just call it $10-[ rather than $10.31]" It happened to me and I saw the same graciousness extended on two other occasions!

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