The Fiori di Zucca pizza; photo from Pachino’s Facebook page.
~QUATTRO STAGIONI~, the recently opened pizzeria from Pino Spinoso of Tiramisu, is now ~PACHINO~ and under new ownership: Spinoso is now partnering with Gabriele Originario, previously the opening manager and wine director at Farina, and most recently the GM at Hubert Keller’s Burger Bar. Pachino is a 35-seat pizzeria, and the pizzaiolo, Salvatore Di Stefano, is from Sicily (he was previously at Tony’s Pizza Napoletana in North Beach, and has several years of experience making pizza in Italy as well). It just opened last Tuesday July 26th.
Pachino’s pizzas are Napoletana in style, with pies like the Gricia (pancetta, escarole, pecorino, mozzarella), the Fiori di Zucca (squash blossom, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, anchovies, mozzarella and asiago cheese), and a Diavola (spicy Calabrese salame, arugula, tomato, chile pepper, mozzarella); the pizzas range from $11-$16. There are also a couple Sicilian pizza selections (both $19): the Schiacciata Siciliana con Salsiccia (filled with sausage, broccolini, and Toma cheese) and the Schiacciata Siciliana con Prosciutto (filled with prosciutto, endive, tomato, and mozzarella). Each pizza serves two, and takes 10 minutes to bake. There are also appetizers, salads, pasta dishes, and a couple meat courses; you can check out the entire menu here. Open Mon-Fri 11:30am-3pm and 5pm-9pm. 318 Kearny St. at Bush, 415-956-4056.