Posts Tagged ‘Pizza’

Bella Napoli – Shanghai

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

By Carole Chung

Bella Napoli
No. 4 Lane 946 Changle Lu, near Wulumuqi Lu 200020 Shanghai
Tel. 6253-8358
Smoking: Yes
Credit Cards: Yes
L: 11:30 – 3pm; D: 5:30-11:00pm

A cozy Neapolitan Italian restaurant which offers various types of southern pasta dishes, many veal selections including a quite good vitello tonnato. Pizzas are made from quality ingredients and then cooked in a stone oven, on occasion they were more soggy than they should be, and at other times we found the pizza crisp and good; weather and the type and blend of flour can enter into this equation as well as the pizzaiolo, as at other times we found it crisp and good.

A16 Restaurant – San Francisco

Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

A16 is located in the
Marina District of San Francisco at
2355 Chestnut Street
between Scott and Divisadero
Tel. (415) 771-2216
Operating Hours:Lunch: Wednesday – Friday: 11:30am – 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday – Thursday: 5:00pm – 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm – 11:00pm
Restaurant accepts Walk-Ins
Credit Cards: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Prices: Moderate

Facade of A16 (Photo from A16)The restaurant is aptly named after the highway A16 that winds through Campania the region that is home to Napoli, Positano, Pompei, the islands of Capri and Ischia that lie off the coast among many other lovely towns.

This restaurant is currently one of my haunts when I am in San Francisco; I really enjoy it!.
They have a wood-fired oven serving Neapolitan Pizza, which I will not delve into since there are so many varieties. Please check with the A16 website link above for the full menu and wine list.

Some of the interesting dishes served (some may be seasonal) are:
Beet and potato salad with radicchio, green olives and toasted almonds, Roasted young favas with green garlic, mint, chiles and lemon, Tripe napoletana with onions, tomato, white wine and breadcrumbs, La Quercia Berkshire prosciutto, La Quercia acorn edition tasting: coppa, lonza and lardo, Prosciutto San Daniele aged months,Smoked trotter terrina (house-cured), Ciccioli (house-cured),Pig ear terrina (house-cured), Lonza (house-cured), Bresaola (house-cured).

The wine bar serves around 40 wines by the glass or 375ml carafe and are mostly Italian with a few special boutique California wines, some made from Italian varietals.
I include only a few wines by the glass from Campania, although they have so many more, again check with the above website for the complete list:

White Wines: Glass or Carafe (375ml)
Campania Whites
Villa Raiano, Fiano di Avellino 2006,Terredora di Paolo, Greco di Tufo 2006, Alois,’Caulino’, Falanghina 2005, Marisa Cuomo, ‘Ravello’, Costa d’Amalfi 2006 (Falanghina/Biancolella)

The parking can be quite difficult so I would highly suggest going by taxi rather than spending time looking for street parking (very difficult) or big money to park in the lot