Gialina is tucked inconspicuously into a tiny corner of the cozy neighborhood of Glen Park, but that doesn’t deter the big crowds, who come from across town for fantastic, fresh and authentic thin-crust Neapolitan-style pizzas. Owner-chef Sharon Ardiana’s crust and sauce recipes are legacies from her grandmother, who came from the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. Chewy on the inside, crispy on the edges, and just blackened enough, the pizzas are crowned with a wide range of seasonal toppings—everything from wild nettles, pancetta, red onions and chilies, to arugula, chard, figs and preserved lemon. Seating is very limited, so get there early or prepare to wait.
2842 Diamond St
|Cross street:||at Kern St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 5–10pm; Fri, Sat 5–10:30pm; Sun 5–10pm|
|Transport:||BART to Glen Park / Bus 23, 36, 44, 52|