I was walking on Divisadero a while ago, and I swear, the lovely aromas I found were just like Grandma’s house on a Sunday. I literally stopped in my tracks, and realized the source – Ragazza. I had been to the restaurant several times before that day, and enjoyed it, but this experience cemented my impressions. If you were not lucky enough to have an Italian grandmother, Ragazza can fill in nicely on an as-needed basis….at least for food.
Pizzas at Ragazza range from a traditional margherita, to my favourite, the Magic Mushroom – walnut pesto, Maitake and portobello mushrooms and provolone. Antipasti come in a similar range, including hand pulled mozzarella with prosciutto, and arancini (Sicilian rice balls) to gorgonzola stuffed dates.
The dining room at Ragazza is walk in only (just like Grandma’s!), but the outdoor covered and heated patio can be reserved for parties of 6 or more. Ragazza also offers a takeaway menu that is only slightly reduced from the main menu.