Deets on Farina's New Pizza Place

I know, I know, MORE PIZZA. The latest establishment to toss their pie into the ring is ~FARINA~, which will be simply calling their upcoming establishment ~PIZZA~. This pizzeria is going to be all about Neapolitan authenticity: the oven, ingredients, and yes, the pizzaiolo will all be from Naples (does that make him a DOP pizzaiolo?). And it’s smack dab in the 18th Street corridor, on the corner of 18th and Valencia; it’s going into the ground-floor commercial space in a new building, with apartments above. The 2,000-square-foot space will have a menu running at a lesser price than Farina’s, with quick but quality items like salumi, cheeses, croquettes, a calzone fritto, and items from the grill. There will also be pasta dishes, but not made by hand like how they do it at Farina. The space will have a small wine bar to hang out at, and a counter selling fresh items to take home (or to Dolores Park), like focaccia, tomato purée, and hopefully Farina’s famous pesto. There will be around 49 seats with the oven as the focal point in the space, with large windows overlooking the street, and outdoor sidewalk seating. The look will have a similar taste to Farina’s, with wood, ceramic, and steel, but with less marble. They hope to open at the end of the summer. 700 Valencia St. at 18th St.