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Press Box: The Pizza Place on Noriega
For a funky pizza place on the edge of town, this one sure has a following. With specialty pizzas named after everyone from iconic movie characters to the produce guy down the street, you can tell the pies here are made not only with fresh ingredients, but with care. Looks like the critics noticed, too.
“And though the crust at PPoN is only as thick as your typical New York–style joint, slices look extra hefty because toppings get piled on with abandon. PPoN uses a brick-lined gas oven to turn out these sizable pies. It creates an endcrust that crackles when you bite into it and boasts just enough salt to go with a light, buttery flavor.” — Serious Eats
“The cheerful hangout serves pizza whole or by the slice, bringing together East Coast–style superthin crusts with California–fresh toppings.” — SFGate.com
“Knowing that surfers can't live on pizza alone, spaghetti and meatballs is also now on the dinner menu. The mammoth serving platters are piled with enough to serve four: a tangle of Barilla spaghetti, a choice of either homemade marinara or pesto sauce, and three plump, tender meatballs made from finely ground pork and beef…” — Tasting Table