Slice of Life
It’s a good time for pizza — brick ovens, gluten-free dough, creative toppings.
Go out and grab a slice, or a whole pie, at one of these spots.
BAR BOCCE A bayfront fire pit
and bocce ball court make for a
special slice, and, somehow, the
thin-crust pizzas still steal the
show. (Sausalito) barbocce.com
FARMSHOP A brick oven —
positioned near the full bar
— churns out artisanal pies
replete with local cheese
and toppings. (Larkspur)
PIZZERIA This restaurant is
named for Mulberry Street in
Manhattan’s Little Italy, and
for good reason: hand-tossed
crust, traditional toppings,
family-owned. (San Rafael)
PIATTI A quartet of cheesy
offerings is topped off by some
serious atmosphere. Try the
asparagus pie, finished with
lemon cream, parmesan and
sea salt. (Mill Valley) piatti.com
PIZZA ANTICA This family
favorite offers a variety of
pizzas with opportunities to
mix and match tasty toppings
— think portobello mushrooms
and house-made ham — making for an ideal slice experience.
(Mill Valley) pizzaantica.com
crust serves as a base for
house-made, local and organic
toppings. In a rush? Grab a flash-
frozen pie and transform your
kitchen into an instant pizzeria.
TAMALPIE PIZZERIA This Mill
Valley hot spot features a menu
of pies named for local trails.
Try the Troop 80, finished with
house-made fennel sausage,
or the Tenderfoot, topped with
wild mushrooms. (Mill Valley)
WAYPOINT PIZZA This
seaworthy pizza joint serves
up unforgettable specialty
pies along with “Between the
Sheets” (pizza-style sandwiches), with crusts crafted
from a honey beer dough.
LUNCH FOR LESS
Lunch isn’t the meal on
which to blow your buck.
Fortunately, these county
establishments know a
thing or two about eating
on the cheap, satiating
your midday cravings for
$10 or less.
AMBERJACK SUSHI Lunch Box
combos make medleys of tempura,
teriyaki, sushi and sashimi a lunchtime steal, each served with rice,
miso soup and salad for around $9.
(Mill Valley) 415.383.1327
FALAFEL HUT In the mood for
Middle Eastern? This San Rafael
favorite shells out the Falafel
Deluxe, which takes the traditional
falafel wrap up a notch with eggplant and potatoes. (San Rafael)
A go-to of Marin’s executive
editor Mimi Towle, Harmony’s
lunch special is only $7.50 and
contains a shareable amount of
scrumptious bites — trust us,
we tested. (Mill Valley)
LOUIE’S DELI A light lunch of
tabbouleh and hummus will keep
the wheels turning until dinner-time — and cost you $7.95 or less.
SOL FOOD Skip the food
coma without missing out
on Sol Food’s addictive pique
sauce and plantains with the
Vegetariano: rice, beans, plantains,
salad and half an avocado, $7.50–
$9.50. (Mill Valley, San Rafael)
TAM TAM RAMEN While ramen
is always a comfort, it’s the Bao
Sliders stuffed with shrimp tempura — priced $3.99 per — that
will keep you coming back for
more. (Mill Valley) 415.381.3008
Considering Marin’s natural beauty, it’s no surprise
that most meals taste a bit better — and make you
linger longer — when enjoyed alfresco.
Beso Bistro and Wine Bar 502 S Palm Drive, Novato.
Fish 350 Harbor Drive, Sausalito. 415.331.3474,
La Playa 41 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley.
Panama Hotel 4 Bayview St, San Rafael.
Sam’s Anchor Cafe 27 Main St, Tiburon.
Sand Dollar Restaurant 3458 Shoreline Highway,
Stinson Beach. 415.868.0434,
Servino Ristorante 9 Main St, Tiburon. 415.435.2676,
Terrapin Crossroads 100 Yacht Club Drive, San
Rafael. 415.524.2773, terrapincrossroads.net
Sam's Anchor Cafe