March 4, 2011
best wild mushroom pizza + fresh crab pasta
The best first time to a restaurant imaginable. Driving from Stanford to Berkeley in the rain, Jenna and I left at 4:30 and didn't get there until 6:30. I think it's normally an hour drive. Needless to say we were late for our 5:45 reservation and the restaurant (understandably) gave our table away. The next table wouldn't be ready until almost 7:30, which was the time we needed to get going to head to campus for a Classics lecture.

The sweet, sweet hostess told us that if we could finish by 7:15, we could eat quickly at a table that was reserved. Even though it was 6:40ish by that time, we knew that we had to be out of the door by then so we agreed. Jenna, long time Pizzaiolo veteran, knew exactly what to order. Everything came out so quickly and it was amazing:

Fresh bread
Garden salad with beets
Fresh pasta with crab
Wild mushroom pizza

Seriously, this place is good. Everything is fresh, simple perfection. I'm already trying to plan my next visit!
garden beet salad
salt + pepper


  1. oh wow, I'm jealous everything looks so good

  2. looks so yummy!

    question: do you take your slr into restos? i have only had mine for about two months and i feel weird whipping mine out in a restaurant sometimes. my point and shoot seems much less obtrusive.

  3. Cute little restaurant. It looks lovely, and the food looks delicious!

  4. sounds like a wonderful experience :) i just love finding great little pizza nooks like that that are delicious and have great atmosphere!

  5. wow that sounds and looks amazing.. crab pasta?! I die. seriously.

  6. Loving the ambiance of this place. the dim lights and candles so serene. That pizza looks just amazing.

  7. chapstick fanatic-- yes i do! it can be a little bulky but i think my photos come out better. and i also have no point and shoot at the moment!

  8. Oh my, that place sounds amazing and the food looks so good. How nice of them to give you a table!

  9. oh i've heard rave reviews from several people on this place. unfortunately, i never got to go. it looks so yummy! glad you got to eat there despite the driving hassle.

  10. sounds and looks delish! i love me some shroom pizza!