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Huh, are you craving pizza? Or Indian? Oh, decisions. Darling, you really can have it all, and the answer is ~ZANTE'S INDIAN PIZZA~. Their specialty pizza totally suffers from multiple personality disorder, but manages to appear totally together: tandoori chicken, lamb, and prawns, plus cauliflower, eggplant, spinach, onion, cilantro, and a scary pile of garlic and ginger. (They also do a vegetarian version.) Make sure you don't have any important meetings or dates for the next 48 hours—the garlic on this thing is as deathly as hobo breath. I also ask them to make the crust as thin as possible since it's a little doughy and sweet for my taste.
This is a once-a-year kind of pizza for me, but man, it warms up like a dream, and I crave its wacky mother lode of ingredients more than I'd like to admit. Don't be tempted to use their online ordering service—just call, it's faster.
The parking in that neighborhood is almost as bad as Russian Hill, so thank god Zante's delivers because otherwise I'd never get to scratch my schizo pizza itch.
Zante's Indian Pizza
3489 Mission St.
Cross: Cortland St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
Daily 11am-3pm, 5pm-11pm
Large Indian Pizza $21.99