Gialina and Ragazza are two restaurants in San Francisco created, owned and operated by the talented Sharon Ardiana. They both evoke feelings of comfort and romance. Whether you’re single or partnered, out for the evening with Nonni, or just looking to share a delicious pizza with someone special. Gialina and Ragazza are always remarkable and satisfying.
Gialina and Ragazza serve up artfully constructed thin crust pizza topped with some of the freshest locally sourced ingredients. Only one of the pizzas on their menu featured mozzarella cheese and I’m happy to tell you it was locally produced. All their pizzas are 12″ diameter and a perfect share for two, but don’t stop at half if you’re romanced by the flavors of bacon and thinly sliced German butterball potatoes with red onions, fresh thyme and sweet Gorgonzola. You must try the Wild Nettles w/ pancetta, mushrooms, and provolone. Don’t worry the nettles won’t sting. Gialina also serves some satisfying starters like Wild Arugula w/ persimmon, goat cheese and pistachios or Pork belly with braised swiss chard in a drizzle of saba syrup.
Gialina has a short, but studied wine list of whites and reds that are perfect accompaniment to their sparkling menu. Gialina is a must for any city dweller with a respect for refined pizza painted with an array of fresh inventive toppings. Make sure to leave room for the heavenly Chocolate Hazelnut Dessert Pizza (pictured above.) It’s the perfect end to a beautiful evening.
Gialina doesn’t take reservations, but if you give them a call as you’re beginning your journey they’ll add your name to the waiting list. Gialina has free parking conveniently located just down Kern Alley and nice window benches on the sidewalk to sit and wait. Ragazza’s parking is sightly more challenging in NOPA. Arrive early and peruse Page and Waller Streets for parking. If you give them your mobile number, you can skip to the bar next door for a quick drink while waiting for your table.
2842 Diamond Street
San Francisco, CA 94131
Sunday thru Thursday
5PM to 10PM
Friday and Saturday
5PM to 10:30PM
311 Divisadero Street (between Page and Oak Streets)
San Francisco, CA 94117