The very first pizza to come out of the oven. Looking good, guys. Photo courtesy of John Miles.
A look at the soon-to-be-finished space. Photo courtesy of Frank Bumbalo.
Yesterday I had a chance to swing by the about-to-open ~PRESIDIO PIZZA COMPANY~ that’s opening in the former Frankie’s Bohemian Café space, and they had just passed their inspections. Which means this new pizza spot will be opening for business this Thursday December 19th at 11am! I already mentioned a bunch of details in my previous piece, but here are the basics again for you: chef-partner Frank Bumbalo and the neighboring Fishbowl owners, Kevin Kynoch and John Miles, are behind this East Coast-style pizza shop. You’ll be able to get three kinds of pizza: thin-crust New York (Neapolitan round) style, Sicilian style, and grandma pizza, with roots in Long Island. You can take a peek at a preliminary menu here. Working with Bumbalo is Chris Norton, who was previously a line cook at A16.
Whether you want to come in and sit down at a table or just grab a slice and hang out at the ledge, you can do either here. There are three pretty standard beers on draft, but the bottle choices are a little more interesting (which include Ballast Point pale ale, Deschutes Mirror Pond, and Lagunitas Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’). There will also be some wines on tap (a chardonnay, pinot grigio, pinot noir, and malbec) plus a few Italian numbers available by the bottle.
Hours will be Sun-Wed 11am-11pm, Thu 11am-12am, and Fri-Sat 11am-2:30am. 1862 Divisadero St. at Pine.