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Stopped by a couple weeks ago, a week after their opening. Located in the former Farina spot right on the corner of Valencia and 18th with several outdoor seating right along the sidewalk. A prime Mission spot compared to the original Flour + Water on Harrison. Pizzas are the mains here but they offered plenty of appetizers. We ordered the mozzarella sticks (get it), a kale salad and two Margherita pizzas. The pizzas may look Neapolitan in style but I don't think it's what they're going for here. The first thing I noticed when we were being seated was the large industrial gas oven sitting in their kitchen as opposed to the stone/brick wood burning ovens that are the standard in Neapolitan pizzerias. This produced drier, crispier crusts (no floppy crusts = forks + knives not necessary) and so the ample sauce provided for the mozzarella sticks were repurposed as a dip for the crust. No complaints on service. Even though we had a designated server, the others checked in on us, too throughout our meals. Before bring over our check they asked if we wanted dessert. We originally planned to get the soft serve but opted out as it was going to push us over the edge after having the pizzas. Now having read Cherylynn's review, it looks like I will need to reserve space for it the next time.
The crust and sauce are delicious and service is great. I've ordered at the pickup window and had pizza seated and both are great experiences. I recommend the Margherita Pizza and the soft serve - do the swirl and order a large!
If you've been to Flour + Water, the restaurant, the name means something. It invokes something. Amazing creativity, unparalleled quality. So there's certain expectations with Flour + Water the Pizzeria. When the owners of Nopa opened Nopalito, it wasn't just another taqueria. It has a unique, inventive menu, and incredible quality. When the owners of Rich table opened RT Rotisserie, it wasn't just another sandwich shop. It's at a whole other level of incredible-ness. So when the owners of Flour + Water opened Flour + Water Pizzeria, the expectations were Del Popolo quality, Delfina quality, at least Tony's quality. Sadly this is not the case. Flour + Water Pizzeria is just another pizzeria. It's not bad. As neighborhood pizzerias go, it's on par with a couple dozen very good neighborhood pizzeria's. Looking at it that way perhaps two stars is a little harsh. However I gave the restaurant five stars and I gotta keep it real. And the reality is, with Flour + Water in the name, we expect more than just another pizzeria.
I forgot what I had ordered but I know their cauliflower mushrooms are good. Very unique pizzas. I'm hoping to try something not pizza next time I come.
This place is worth a visit, even for those who aren't big pizza-eaters like me. The appetizers and salads can make for a full meal. The ricotta meatballs are worth the hype (note: I can't vouch whether the meatballs are fully gluten free, for celiacs). I could eat the tomato sauce all day long. The slices of bread that come with it let you recreate a small dream of pizza flavor, but without the commitment of eating a full pie. The vegetable sides are surprisingly good, with the cauliflower + pine nut combo having punchy flavors that aren't trite. The salads are substantial and for sharing. The kale and quinoa has a creamy lemony-dressing, although I would've liked more zest and salt. Next time, I'll come for the fior de latte and caramel soft serve! Wish this place took reservations, but the casualness of it feels quite neighborhood-y.
Came for lunch on Saturday around 11:45 thinking it would be crazy busy but there were only a few parties seated. I shared the mozzarella sticks and OG bear with a friend and was so pleased! The mozz sticks had a crispy crunchy breading and the most divine marinara sauce as accompaniment. Then it came down to deciding between a red or white pie. We decided to go with white and chose the OG bear thanks to all the Yelp recommendations we saw. So good! I loved the mushroom and the garlic. It was so delicious and not heavy at all which I thought maybe a white pie might be. As we were on our way out parties started to queue up at the door so come earlier to secure a seat! I'm definitely coming back to try a red pie!
Super decent spot at Valencia and 18th in the mission with reliable pizza, lots of antipasti and a cool vibe. Had the burrata - wish there was a bit more burrata - and the meatballs which were really great. Olives were also a treat. Pepperoni pizza was pretty good as well. Fast and good service - except for trying to get the bill. Definitely recommend.
Wow finally checked their newest addition. I have been to their main restaurant but this one was delicious. I had their quinoa salad, the honey pizza, the peppers, and some rosé to go with this. I would definitely love to try the rest of the pizzas. Open space and an area to sit outside. I think the best part is all the dogs you will get to see and pet 24/7.
My first beautiful taste at a flour + water restaurant, too bad it wasn't the original but I'm too poor for that so pizzaria it is. The garlic potato was super good, sausage was just ok since it was a little dry, and the pancetta was awesome. If you're also poor like me and want to try some great baked dough, come here for some PEEEEZA
After driving in from Sacramento we were pretty darn hungry. There were a couple dessert type shops I wanted to check out in the Mission district so we figured on pizza here for lunch then sweets afterwards, a wonderful choice I'd say. I've read that this place gets crowded so we were fortunately to that it was still pre-lunch rush so seating wasn't a problem...by the time we left though, it was full. To start off we got an order of mozzarella sticks, they were delicious. Pretty hefty sized sticks that were super crunchy and served with a bowl of marinara to dip into. For pizza we ordered the Sausage which is tomato, smoked mozzarella, taggiasca, olives, rosemary (Mark H isn't a fan of olives so we omitted those) and added pepperoni. Super delicious pizza. The crust was a nice mix of soft yet chewy with a good shot of char. The toppings weren't overloaded so you got a good taste of all the ingredients which is definitely key to a good pie. One thing I loved was dipping the puffy ends of the crust into the leftover mozz stick marinara...thumbs up for that. I wanted to try some of the soft serve for dessert but we still had a couple of places to go so didn't want to fill any more than we already were. They have a lot of good looking pies, both red and white ones so another visit the next time visiting will be a must.
Tried F+W for the first time and though they had delicious pizza! Prices are pretty fair for SF. The menu (for lunch anyway) included some appetizers, a few salads, plus a handful of options for white pies and red pies. We got one of each to try. The only downside was most of these don't come with meat by default, so adding that on for the carnivores is additional on top of the pie's price. Nonetheless, the pizzas were very enjoyable and the service was pretty fast. The host at the front doubled as a bouncer because he had to shoo away aggressive or loud homeless people hanging out front. The store wasn't full when we arrived during prime lunchtime on a weekday and has a good amount of seating so you likely won't have to wait unless you're a really big party. There are also some seats outside in case that's your style (though those seats are also more prone to homeless people randomly walking up to you and yelling). If you're paying by card, they have a handheld gadget that you do everything on. All in all, great pies and I'd come back!
Solid 3.5 The pizza is good but it gets way less good after the temperature goes down. A little thick. Only get the burrata one if u like a lotttttt of burrata. Fritto misto, batter was so thick throughout the vegetables inside and batter/vegetable itself had very little flavor.
An extremely yummy pizza place, right in my backyard. Flour + Water took me back to my trip to Italy. We ordered the Burrata Cheese Pizza and it was amazing. I can't say I've ever had cheese of this consistency before, but with every bite, I didn't want my pizza eating experience to be over. The pizza had plenty of olive oil, was spiced to perfection, and the spicy sauce on the side was a great touch. I ordered a side of ranch, but didn't even need it because the pizza tasted so good. I really enjoyed their IPA on tap, it was fruity and hazy just as I like it. I'll definitely be back.
Flour and Water is really popular for foodies like Italian food like pasta and pizza with the right nutrients and food practices. It's got a super nice interior. It's on Valencia and people love Flour and Water. I noticed the stand that sells slices of pizza for $9 and ice cream swirlies for $5. It's super cute and fun. The slice of pizza took a very long time and I had the pizza in the shop at the window. It was very good. The mozzarella and tomato and the crust were on the spot with detail and harmony. It had arugula. I really want to visit Flour and Water again and have the regular sit down menu. It's fancy, but not impossible. Really interesting experience for SF dining. You can try the pizza window.
Heard so much about this place and I'm glad I finally got to try it since it opened up sort of near my work. I must admit that I did have high expectations since I heard so much great things about it and I usually try not to since it might cloud my judgment. However, I tried the Burrata pizza and added the prosciutto for meat since it didn't come with any. The Burrata pizza comes with tomato, fresh burrata, basil, chili and lemon for $19.50+$3 for the prosciutto. This was the most expensive pizza on the menu, so I assumed it would be amaaaazing. I love burrata but it just didn't shine through on this pizza for me. This pizza was good, I liked the thin crust but the flavors weren't all there for me. I feel like I drowned it with the semi-chili or red sauce they have on the tables so I can enjoy the flavors more. Don't get me wrong - the pizza was good but as I said, I had high high hopes. I definitely want to come back to try the other pizzas though! Their soft serve, however, lives up to the hype! My coworkers were raving about their salted caramel soft serve and it was so good. I'd walk the 20 minutes just to get it but then again I'm a sucker for soft serve :p My only issue was that it was basically only half the cup. There wasn't much soft serve served for $5. I kept scraping the sides of the inside of the cup just to get every last bite/lick. Got the swirl (fio di latte and salted caramel). Fio di latte is kinda like their vanilla I assume? I love that they have a dine-in restaurant with outdoor seating but they also have a little take-out booth that's super cute. You can just order soft serve and pizza by the slice here :) Will definitely be back!
I came here with a friend because he absolutely loves pizza and Flour + Water Pizzeria was highly acclaimed by many friends as the hottest new spot to go to in San Francisco. They weren't wrong, the pizza was amazing! We got here early because I heard this place gets packed. The dinner rush starts around 6 so I would highly recommend to get here around 5:30 which is what we did. The wait can take up for to an hour or two during the busiest time. We got seated right away and opted to sit outside since it was nice outside and I love people watching! They even turned on the heater to make us feel more comfortable. We started our dinner with a bottle of wine and a few appetizers: Ricotta Meatballs and Mozzarella Sticks with Marinara. The Ricotta Meatballs came out cold and the Mozzarella Sticks were unflavorful and bland. I tried my friend's meatball and they were hot so I think mine was just not thoroughly cooked. I was so disappointed with the appetizers. We shared the Burrata Pizza with tomato, fresh burrata, basil, chili, lemon and we added pepperoni and a side of jalapeños. The pizza was amazing! I wish the appetizers were just as good. I love Burrata and the way they made it, it was perfectly done. They have a take out window where you can buy pizza by the slice and take it away. I think I'd rather do that next time. Possibly buy a few slices and eat it at Dolores Park. Although I thoroughly enjoyed my pizza, ambiance and the bottle of wine, they failed hard on the apps! That shouldn't have happened. Hopefully it doesn't happen again with other food enthusiasts.
Good place for a casual meal. Outdoor seating you can bring the puppers, and there are heaters for when it's cold. No reservations, so drop by and put your name down before you want to eat. Takeout counter on the side for something quick. We sat at the counter and had a good view of them making the pizzas. We've also ordered a bunch of pies for the office. Pizzas have a nice thin crust. The speck with corn is delish. The pepperoni pie was a bit sour from the pickled peppers. The sausage is decent. It's great that they're not cheap with the toppings - I hate places that will put on like 6 pepperonis. Gotta end with the fior di latte soft serve!
Whoa, not sure what's up with the haterade - how is this place only 3.5 stars? I'm going to guess it has to do with either the epic wait times (use the pager thingy and explore the Bohemian surroundings and or bars while you wait) or ordering something OTHER than the pizza burrata. Let me be straight with you: this place exists for the super hot, super fast bake pizza burrata. If you get anything else that's cool and all but it's on you if you don't love it. I've been a couple times and man oh man is that hot pizza what it's about. I'll be back. Note to families: there were plenty of families here on the early dinner side around 5pm.
I have heard rave reviews for the pasta serving sibling to Flour + Water, which is still Flour + Water. Their pizzeria restaurant is fairly new, but knowing that there is already a cult following for their pasta, their pizza shouldn't be too far off either. It happened by chance that my friend and I had hoped to have oysters one day and the spot we chose was closed. We randomly stumbled upon a pizzeria and it happened to be Flour + Water. Valencia has become a sort of mecca for up and coming food and walking along that very street just makes one hungry. It felt as if I had walked into a restaurant somewhere in Tuscany. We greeted by a friendly hostess and the aroma of pizza fluttered throughout. Crisp white, clean blue, and warm wood flank the restaurant. It felt very homey. It was rather busy for a weekday, but gageing from all the chatter and laughter, that everyone was enjoying their food. What we ordered: Margarita Pizza with prosciutto; this was amazing. Sometimes the simplest of ingredients make a very tasty dish. We each had three slices. I especially loved how light and crisp the dough was with just enough chew. Ricotta Meatballs: these had the perfect bite with a tomato basil sauce. The Asian in me wanted to dice the meatballs up and ladle the sauce onto rice; oh that sound so good too. Kale & Quinoa Salad: there was slivers of golden beets, and all of the ingredients together made this salad so light and flavorful. I love beets in general and this is a great way to eat it as a salad. We ended our meal with a sweet treat: fior di latte soft serve, which is made from fresh cheese also used to make mozzarella. I love soft serve ice cream and I think all soft serve should be in the form of fior di latte. My friend and I shared a bowl of the creamy sweet concoction. No toppings were added so that we can taste the gentle soft serve on its own. I loved dining at Flour + Water's pizzeria, and now I want to try their pasta establishment.
The wait here is ridiculous but the pizza is pretty darn delicious. We put our names on the list and then since my pregnant hunger took over, we walked across the street to Senor Sigsig and bought some Sigsig Fries as an appetizer. Thankfully the wait was actually shorter than they had anticipated (I like that they didn't give us false hope but an accurate estimate!)--I think because the wait is so long, many other parties gave up. Obviously, the thing to get here is the pizza. Light, crispy, and full of flavor--it's all about that dough and pizza oven! Love the OG Bear and the Sausage pies. Both were packed with flavor and easy to devour. The OG Bear is a white pizza with mushrooms, spinach, and garlic. Ricotta meatballs are also a great appetizer (if you can handle even more cheese!). I thought the flavor of the dough was better than its nearby competitor, Delfina. And then of course to top of the night, you need to get some of their softserve ice cream! They have two flavors: fior di latte (basically a plain creamy vanilla) and salted caramel. I found the salted caramel a little too sweet but you can also get both swirled together. Very creamy and smooth and a nice cap to the meal. Prices are SF steep but I guess that's what happens when you pay for quality. They also have a takeout window if you don't want to wait for a table--nice option also if all you want is some softserve!
Best. Pizza. I have ever had. Had Burrata pizza with added Prosciutto on top. Also split the meatballs. We went for my friend's birthday and both agreed the pizza was the best we have ever had. Next time we are in SF, we are going back. It was thin crust, plenty of prosciutto on each slice. They don't split pizzas, but one pizza is enough for two people if you don't want leftovers - although we did have an appetizer, and we weren't starving. Next time, I plan to try a white sauce pizza. But I'd push anyone visiting to do the burrata with added prosciutto. We sat at the bar, so the atmosphere was fun. We got to watch them make the pizzas. We were seated pretty quick (within 5 minutes), and the pizza took about 20 minutes to come out. Worth it. Service was fine - nothing spectacular. Price wasn't something I'd do every day. But it was a worthwhile treat.
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