From Our Editors
In Focus: Za Pizza
Specialties: four by-the-slice options each day and nine whole-pie pizzas
Pizza type: big New York–style slices with a thin cornmeal crust so it gets crispy
Behind the bar: locally brewed beers served by the pint, including Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and Anchor Steam, as well as a few red and white wines
Atmosphere: family-friendly neighborhood joint
The staff: when they're not baking pizza in the Bakers Pride oven, many of the employees are professional skateboarders
Inspiration: Artists including Da Vinci, Dalí, and Monet lend their names to pizzas and salads, and if you catch the art bug, you can craft your own pie with a choice of more than 20 toppings.
On the walls: artwork for sale by local artists, such as Tim Weldon and Saul Levy.
Punniest pizza: The Vincent van Dough, topped with roma tomatoes, fresh basil, and garlic, with a distinct lack of swirling sunflowers or starscapes.