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How many pies does Pizzeria Delfina sell each day? Who supplies Gialina's cheese? And what was Gioia Pizzeria's biggest pizza-selling day EVER. This and more vitals on the San Francisco pizza world below in PIZZA BY THE NUMBERS.

gialina.jpgGIALINA
Average pizzas sold in one day: 125
Largest amount of pizzas sold in one day EVER: 189
Oven temperature: 650 degrees
Cheese supplier: Grande and Italfoods
Sauce used in a day: 23 liters
Biggest seller other than pizza: Wild arugula salad with roasted beets, goat cheese & pistachios.
The most interesting pizza combination ever served: According to owner Sharon Ardiana: "Right now we are working on a pizza with house made sauerkraut. My waitress Agata is from Poland and she is very excited about making the sauerkraut."


Ragazza1.jpgRAGAZZA
Average pizzas sold in one day: 110
Largest amount of pizzas sold in one day EVER: 175
Oven temperature: 650 degrees
Cheese supplier: Grande and Italfoods
Sauce used in a day: 20 Liters
Biggest seller other than pizza: Arancini w/ smoked mozzarella & "angry" sauce
The most interesting pizza combination ever served: Fava Leaves & Sunchokes w/ roasted garlic & Perlagrigia truffled cheese
gioia-logo.pngGIOIA Berkeley
Average pizzas sold in one week: At just 500 square feet, they go through 1,500 pizzas in a normal week!
Largest amount of pizzas sold in one day EVER: 300
Oven temperature: 650 degrees
Cheese supplier: Grande Cheese
Sauce used in a day: Close to 30 liters
Cases of mushrooms used in a week: 20
Current best-seller: Owner Karen Gioia tells us, "a lot of meatballs!"
The most interesting pizza combination ever served: "I think new Yorkers would be surprised to find butternut squash pizza with Gorgonzola and Gremolata. We do it in the fall and people are crazy for it and are always sad when we take it off the menu."
gioia250.jpgGIOIA San Franicsco
How much busier than Berkeley: 25% more. Due to the structure, this location sees 75% dine-in customers, and Berkeley sees 80% takeout.
Pizzas sold since opening: "In the 18 days we've been open, we've probably made 3,000 pizzas."
Most popular worker: "Presently my [4 year old] son Julian likes to host and take guests to the table. I think I'm going to let him take over!"
PDelfina18th.jpgPIZZERIA DELFINA 18th Street
Average pizzas sold per day: about 300 per day.
Largest amount of pizzas sold in one day EVER: PR gal Ashley Bellview chimes in: "Whenever there's a movie in the park at Dolores, we get crushed on 18th Street. One night a couple of years ago we sold about 420 pizzas (both dine in and take out). For a restaurant that only seats 30, that's pretty incredible."
Cheese supplier: Belfiore Cheese Company in Berkeley.
Fun fact: In a year on 18th street, prep cooks will spend over 125 hours hand rolling toasted arbol chiles to make the house-made chili flake you see on their spice plates.
pdelfinacast.jpgPIZZERIA DELFINA California Street
Average pizzas sold per day: about 300 per day
Largest amount of pizzas sold in one day EVER: "While we're not sure it's record, last Saturday we sold over 440 pizzas on California Street. There wasn't anything special happening that day, other than the sun shining. Now that we have a parklet space for people to lounge while they wait, the good weather draws a real crowd."
Oven temperature: just over 700 degrees.
Sauce used in a day: We go through about 5 gallons of tomato sauce a day.
Biggest seller besides pizza: The Insalata Tricolore comes in a close second at both locations.
The most interesting pizza combination ever served: "We're geeks, so we still think the Margarita's pretty interesting."
Fun fact: In 2011, California Street sold 6,607 pounds of meatballs. That's about 18 pounds a day.

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[Photos: Gioia, Eva Frye, Gialina, Naseema Khan, No Salad as a Meal, Food GPS]

Ragazza

311 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117 415 255 1133 Visit Website

Delfina

3621 18th Street, , CA 94110 (415) 552-4055 Visit Website

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