I’m not too stoked to be writing this post, to be honest. After almost eight years of slinging one of our city’s finer Neapolitan pizzas, Anthony Mangieri is closing ~UNA PIZZA NAPOLETANA~ in late November/early December and going back to New York. Eater reports he’s partnering with Jeremiah Stone and Fabian Von Hauske Valtierra of Contra and Wildair and is going to open a location in the Lower East Side (at 175 Orchard Street). It will reportedly be named Una Pizza Napoletana, and in a switch from the austere menu in SF, this location will feature small plates, cured meats, and cheeses from Stone and Von Hauske Valtierra. (Which is good. I always wanted a salad on the menu.) The new spot will have 70 seats and a bar and is targeting a spring 2018 opening. Grazie for all the badass pizzas, Tony.
Another bummer: ~HUXLEY~ in the Tenderloin is closing after brunch service this weekend (on Sunday November 19th). I checked in with owner Kris Esqueda, who is moving to Nashville after 12 years in SF. We’re gonna miss you! No word yet on what is happening to the space, but Esqueda says, “We do have someone who has purchased it and most likely will become fast-casual.” Such is the SF dining trope right now. Go get your last Hux Deluxe while you can, and we’ll see where chef Manfred Wrembel ends up next.
Over in the Marina, the vegan and gluten-free SEED + SALT is closing on November 28th. Owner Mo Clancy is going to reformulate the business (the space is just too small and limiting their growth).
Moving in will be a second location of the extremely delicious DABBA from chef Walter Abrams and CEO Andy Mercy, known for their Indian- and global-inspired bowls, burritos, wraps, and more. And Dabba is inheriting the Seed + Salt staff, so that’s a nice transition. Stand by for an opening date. 2240 Chestnut St.
One last closure to report: a longtime tablehopper reader let me know the divey TEE OFF BAR & GRILL in the Outer Richmond was closing this past weekend. I know a bunch of folks are going to miss that place. 3129 Clement St. at 33rd Ave.
Una Pizza’s classic margherita. Photo: © tablehopper.com.