People keep asking us “what kind of our pizzas do we serve at Mozzeria?” They know our pizza style is Neapolitan, and that our pizzas are baked inside the hot flaming Stefano Ferrara oven within 90 seconds. A friend dubbed our Stefano Ferrara as “Darth Vader”. See the look-alike pictures, above.
What do you think? Do they look alike?
Let's get back to pizzas.... I really enjoy creating imaginative and unique pizzas.
Roast Duck Pizza
This pizza is a nod to my Chinese roots. I love duck.
We roast all ducks in-house, and we make our hoisin sauce from scratch. I like to think that our spring onions show at its prettiest. We always offered it on Fridays, but now we are excited to announce that roast duck pizza is now available Tuesdays through Sundays.
Thai Shrimp Pizza
I was inspired to create this pizza after passing Thai restaurants. Florida Gulf Shrimp, lime, snap pea, red bell pepper, mango and spicy peanut sauce.
Belgian Endive Pizza
I thought Belgian endive is among the pretty vegetables so I wanted to incorporate it in my vegetarian pizza. Baby spinach, radicchio, kumquat, candied walnut, burrata and champagne mustard vinaigrette. Divine taste but little messy when holding your slice.
Green Garlic Pizza
I learned green garlic is available only during the spring season. I wanted to take advantage of this seasonal vegetable, so I created this green garlic pizza with white garlic sauce, topped with fresh thyme, thinly sliced yukon potato and in-house pork sausage. I originally offered that as a pizza special for one week, but customers loved the green garlic pizza so much I decided to add it to the spring menu. Green garlic is out of season now, but we will definitely offer green garlic pizza again next spring.
Flower Blossom Pizza
I have had this idea for a long while, and wanted to honor all mothers on Mother's Day celebration by offering Flower Blossom Pizza. Mothers who dined at Mozzeria on Mother's Day loved this flowery pizza! Edible pansies, fresh mozzarella, fried squash blossom with ricotta, baby arugula.
Japanese Funghi Pizza
I wanted to come up with an unique mushroom pizza, and I thought of Japanese mushrooms - king oyster, enokitake and buna shimeji. Bechamel sauce came to my mind and I tried it with these mushrooms along with baby spinach. Great tasting pizza for vegetarians! It became so popular that this pizza is now on the Mozzeria menu.
Chive Flower Pizza
I love the taste of chive and saw chive flowers at a market. Then I had the idea to combine three kinds of cheeses - fresh mozzarella, ricotta and fontina then add yukon potato and, after baking, garnish with chive flower. It’s really good! We sold all chive flower pizzas in one weekend when we had expected it to last through the week.
Mozzeria Benedict Pizza
When Mozzeria launched brunch service several months ago, we wanted to offer a breakfast pizza. Our egg benedict was originally on a muffin, but we wanted to give it a twist. My friend came up with a great idea – to make a pizza out of it. We tested this egg benedict pizza recipe and it ended up as our best-selling breakfast item! Although we no longer serve brunch, we will continue to offer Mozzeria benedict pizza during lunch service only. It comes with three choices - prosciutto, mushroom or eggplant.
Micro Basil and Egg Pizza
I wanted to create something special for Easter, when people traditionally eat ham. Fresh egg, yukon potato, micro basil and brown sugar-shallot crumbs. That pizza was a hit with our customers on Easter! Some customers asked if we could continue serving that pizza on the weekends. We also serve it during lunch service.
Korean Short Rib Pizza
This newest creation - my husband adores Korean short ribs and had learned a secret recipe during our vacation in Hawaii years ago. Boneless short rib strips, caramelized onions, baby bok choy, scallions and pickled julienne carrot.
Mozzaeria offers different pizzas every week, in addition to regular pizzas on the menu. If you want to know the current weekly special, you can follow MozzeriaSF on Twitter and 'Like' Mozzeria on Facebook.com/Mozzeria.
Which pizzas are your favorites? If it’s hard to select one, name a few. :)