Pizzeria Delfina Delayed in Hayes Valley; Antica Pizzeria Napoletana Due By December

Proxy, the semi-permanent retail development going in at Octavia and Fell.
Proxy, the semi-permanent retail development going in at Octavia and Fell. Photo: Envelope Architecture + Design

And in what’s become our weekly update on the Great Pizza Boom of 2010, Grub Street brings you reports today on two more previously discussed pizzerias on the horizon: Pizzeria Delfina in the Proxy complex in Hayes Valley, and Farina’s pizza offshoot at 18th and Valencia, named Antica Pizzeria Napoletana and likely to be confused with SoMa’s Una Pizza Napoletana forevermore.

Newly installed project manager Jason Rose (previously of the Tyler Florence Group and La Cocina) will be helping Craig and Annie Stoll with both the openings of the Proxy pizzeria and Locanda, both of which he says will be happening in January. Proxy had originally been announced as a fall thing, but we assume since we’ve seen no construction activity on Octavia that the Biergarten component is delayed as well.

And today the Scoop reports that Farina’s pizza project is still on track to open “before the holidays,” which probably means early December? In related news, they’re opening a rooftop terrace at Farina later this month, and they’ve cut ties with chef Paolo Laboa, who’s been with the restaurant since they opened in 2007. Laboa is off to open his own place, apparently.

In other pizza news, we’re also on the lookout for one last pizzeria opening in December: Lark Creek Pizza, in the former Zazil space on the fourth floor of the Westfield, next door to Lark Creek Steak.

Farina parts ways with chef Paolo Laboa; rooftop terrace nears [Scoop]
Earlier: Farina Pizza Gets a Name, and a Nameless Pizzaiolo [Grub Street]
Steak, Pizza, and Lots More Casual Eating: Our Fall Trend Watch [Grub Street]