The Other Critics

Roth Calls Farina Pizza ‘Average’ and ‘Inconsistent’; Miller Loves Marcella’s Lasagneria

Farina Pizza
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SF Weekly critic Anna Roth files the first review of Farina Pizza, and she’s not exactly impressed! While the presentation and ostensible Neapolitan authenticity are nice and everything, she says “it feels as revolutionary as latte art” at this point. And the biggest problem is the pizzas are “average renditions of Neapolitan-style pies” with high-quality toppings and doughy crusts with “downright soggy” centers. Also, the non-pizza parts of the menu are “inconsistent,” and what’s this about there only being one red wine available? Sounds like Anthony Mangieri has reason to feel a little smug this week. [SF Weekly]

And at the Guardian, Virginia Miller rounds up a few “destination dishes” this week, highlighting in particular the Bolognese lasagna at Marcella’s Lasagneria and Cucina in Dogpatch. She writes that chef “Massimo [Di Sciullo] corners lasagna balance: there’s never too much of any one ingredient. The entirety melts in your mouth, as heartwarming as your Italian mama’s cooking.” Also, she’s a big fan of the Millionaire’s Bacon at newly open Blackwood in the Marina. [SFBG, Earlier]

Roth Calls Farina Pizza ‘Average’ and ‘Inconsistent’;