Il Casaro Opening a Second Location in the Castro

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An initial rendering of Il Casaro Castro. Courtesy of JMalnick Studio.

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An initial rendering of Il Casaro Castro. Courtesy of JMalnick Studio.

Fans of the Neapolitan pizzas at ~IL CASARO~ in North Beach will have a second location to visit by the end of 2017. Opening in the former Chilango on Church Street, co-owner Francesco Covucci (with Peter Fazio) tells me they are targeting December for their new Castro location.

Il Casaro’s delicious and affordable menu will mostly be the same, but the full kitchen in this location means a few more antipasti, and pastas will be added to the menu as well. The pizza oven will also be a bit bigger, but they’ll still be using the same imported Caputo 00 flour and D.O.P. San Marzano tomatoes on their pizzas like they do on Columbus. There will be a little more seating too.

It ends up there was a patio in the back of the restaurant, which they are developing, and they also filed to serve full liquor, so I’m looking forward to when that goes through. I already have visions of a Negroni sbagliato during brunch on the back patio. 235 Church St. at Market.