Neapolitan thin-crust pizza. Wood-burning oven.Larkspur, CA
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As someone who enjoys making daytrips in search of food, I've found that pizza can be a great way to avoid Bay Area rush hour. For instance, If I’m driving back to Napa from Oakland or Berkeley, the Gilman Exit off of Highway 80 leads to Gioia Pizzeria. Or, if I'm returning from San Francisco, the Tamalpais Exit off the 101 leads to Pizzeria Picco. At 5pm yesterday evening, the latter choice made perfect sense. Rather than sit bumper-to-bumper on the 101, I drove into Larkspur and watched the sun dip behind the trees from the bustling sidewalk patio at Pizzeria Picco. I ordered a Margherita Pizza and a cup of Straus vanilla soft-serve with caramel sauce and sea salt. Talk about a delicious diversion -- by the time I had paid the check, I had open road ahead of me.February 6, 2012 Like Add a Comment