Member since October 22, 2008
annadonato22 has rated 4 pizzas:
Living in North Beach, I have a plethera of good pizza options, however this happens to be right around the corner and has a lovely view of the park. The pizza is okay, very thin crust, light sauce, and pretty decent the next day. My roommate had their caprese panini, and upon seeing it, I quickly regretted my choice. I will probably come back to this restaurant, but for their panini's not their pizza.
I love this place. Great cushy booths, good service, and awesome pizza. The crust is a good, sturdy thin with that lovely surprise of chewy dough. The sauce isn't overwhelming, and they have a great selection of toppings. Also try their calzones, which is so huge I often need to split it. Not so good for large groups, but a great date place.
Probably my favorite pizza in the bay area. Although I must admit that the last time I ate there, it was way too sauce heavy. Too many tomato chunks. The caesar salad is also amazing, and if you like anchovies, you should definitely ask for it on the side. You can't go wrong with this place and it's even been featured on the Food Network's Top 10 pizzas in the US. Not too shabby. The only thing that is a downfall is the wait, which can be up to an hour on a busy night. Double whammy- the pizza also takes about half an hour to cook, so sometimes they take your order ahead of time while waiting for a table. That's when you should try the ridiculously good caesar salad.
Rocco's is pretty much a staple for any sports team in the WC area. They have such great deals such as $5 for any large pizza for softball team players every night of the week, which is awesome!!
They have a huge space which comprises of a dining area, bar/ cocktails section, and a private dining area that can be rented out. For some reason it's kind of a see be scene crowd for locals, as every time I go in there I always run into some random person I haven't seen in ages.
So for the pizza.... it's usually pretty good, however very inconsistent which earned it a 3 star rating. Let's focus on the good, shall we? I have eaten here for several years, and the pepperoni and mushroom pizza is my favorite. They use the smaller pepperoni that curls up and gathers the grease into a nice little cesspool of cholesterol, but hey, we all know that's where the flavor comes from. Nothing a napkin can't fix. However this may also be the achilles heel of the pizza, as sometimes it will make the whole thing soggy. It is a very delicate tango.
Overall, the place has really come a long way and is a great place to go for a large group of people. It may also help that they are one of the few bars in WC that carry Fernet. Check it out!