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Nopa Welcomes Ragazza And Her Gorgeous Gas-Fired 'Zas

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Local favorite Heath ceramics is behind these vintage tiles and Ragazza's plates and bowls.
Local favorite Heath ceramics is behind these vintage tiles and Ragazza's plates and bowls.
[Photo: Naseema Khan]

Please meet Ragazza, all set to join the pizza club on Wednesday in the former home of Metro Kathmandu. Owner Sharon Ardiana introduces the same style of Italian thin-crust pizza that made her Glen Park mainstay Gialina so popular; but this time she's using a an XL gas-fired Wood Stone oven, big enough to accommodate baked pastas, roasted meats and other menu extensions. The most spine-tingling thing at Ragazza, however, may be the expansive garden patio out back. A truly welcome respite on Divis, it won't be open for dinner service at the start, but you'll be able to relax back there with a beverage until Ardiana decides its ready for prime time. Like neighboring Little Star Pizza and that other new hot shot, Ragazza won't take reservations. But egg-loaded brunch pizzas loom in the future and we encourage further reading on all this over at Haighteration, SFoodie and Tablehopper. [Correction: Ardiana will not open the garden or patio for public use at the start; she's going to let Ragazza settle into the neighborhood first and hopes to allow al fresco drinking followed by dinner by Spring of next year.] · Coveted Pies (And A Priest!) At Una Pizza's Opening Night [~ ESF ~]
· The Shutter: Levende Lounge Metro Kathmandu [~ ESF ~]
· All Previous Ragazza Coverage [~ ESF ~]
· First Look Inside Ragazza [Haighteration]
· At Last Sharon Ardiana of Gialina Gets Her Second Location [Tablehopper]
· Gialina's Owner Is Jazzed About Her Pizza Oven [SFoodie]


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