Fava leaf salad
Margherita D.O.P. pizza
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... on the side
Families of all sizes, shapes, and colors meet at the slick black tables in the back, while couples canoodle at the counter and in the few window seats. The deaf community is well represented here and many tables speak only in American Sign Language.
at your service
Though not all of the staff are deaf, all servers are. To ensure that there is no miscommunication between customers and staff, tables are stocked with pen and paper, giving a whole new meaning to “passing notes.”
get it while it’s hot
Mozzeria cooks every pie in their imported Italian pizza oven using only almond wood. The oven reaches 1000 degrees, is fully insulated, and required a special venting system in its 100-year-old San Francisco home.
on the stereo
Alt-pop from the Black Eyed Peas, Arcade Fire, Kings of Leon, and Mumford and Sons is the norm, but here you can actually hear the music.
3228 16th St. (between Guerrero St. and Dolores St.), San Francisco, CA 94103; 415-489-0963 www.mozzeria.com $$