Of all the pizza places in San Francisco, Del Popolo generated the most raves among our wine-industry friends. Some people point to the chewy, charred crust; others to the imaginative sides chef Jon Darsky creates, such as the roasted broccolini with ’nduja-inflected aioli. But it’s Essam Kardosh’s wine list that seals the deal, a sharp collection of cutting-edge growers like Minimus in Oregon and Envínate in the Canary Islands.
Tip: Ask for the friends-and-family wine list for one-off gems.
855 Bush St., San Francisco, California
This story appears in the print issue of October 2018.
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