Patxi's Chicago Pizza is a Best Pizza of the Bay Area establishment that caters to indulgent pizza partiers and intimate diners alike. Printed on resilient pizza dough, Patxi's menu features a build-your-own arsenal of toppings, such as feta cheese, green bell peppers, Italian sausage, kalamata olives, sundried tomatoes, salami, zucchini, soy cheese, and much more, available atop Chicago–style crusts ($14.45 for a 10" before toppings) and thin crusts ($9.95 for a 10" before toppings).
When to Go: Stacks is opening for breakfast and lunch every day starting at 7 a.m. If you’re not one for long lines, stick to the weekdays—weekend brunch tends to get crowded.
While You’re Waiting: Sip on complimentary coffee and iced tea.
The neighborhood eatery offers a fresh menu of authentic Italian fare for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch. Start with an order of oregano-, lemon-, and olive-oil-marinated olives ($6), savoring the flavor-infused spheres while a herbivorous tablemate noshes on the grilled polenta cakes with Manchego cheese, mushrooms, and red-wine sauce ($8). Personal pizzas, such as the prosciutto pie with gorgonzola cheese and balsamic reduction ($12), please orbital eaters, while plate-bound diners can feast upon house-made pastas, such as the butternut-squash ravioli with brown butter, sage, and mascarpone ($14). Other entrees include a decadent pork osso bucco ($18) with potato puree and aromatic vegetables under a port red-wine sauce and a filet of sole with veggies and mustard-seed and caper-berry aioli ($18).
Mazzat serves classic Lebanese cuisine in a warm setting tucked into a corner of Lower Haight. Here are a few more things to know about this cozy-chic eatery.
Though it has all the qualities of a California bistro, Dobbs Ferry Restaurant also has a few East Coast strands in its DNA. The result is a marriage between two very distinct places. Here are a few tips to keep in mind if you visit.