Long Bridge Pizza
2347 3rd St., Dogpatch
Phone: (415) 829-8999
Status: Softly open; grand opening February 24
Dogpatch pizza-lovers now have a pie joint to call their own in the form of Long Bridge Pizza, a new spot from high-school friends and Bay Area natives Neal DeNardi and Andrew Markoulis. Having logged stints at Tony's Pizza Napoletana, A16, and with Jeff Krupman of PizzaHacker, the duo concocted a pie midway between New York and Neapolitan, with dough made on premises and locally-sourced toppings (a fraction of which they plan to grow themselves). They named their pie joint for a wooden causeway that ran through 3rd Street in the 19th century.
Long Bridge is in soft-opening mode until February 24, serving a limited menu of pie options: margherita, pepperoni, sausage-red onion-pepper, or a white pizza. Pies run $12-14.50 for a small and $22-26 for a large; aside from a few sodas, there's nothing else on the menu. Once they're fully open, they'll add daily and weekly specials, as well as a create-your-own-pie option, two salads (a Caesar and a seasonal salad), and some bite-sized dessert. A beer and wine license is still in the paperwork phase, but they hope to bring it on eventually. The spare space seats around 20, so to-go pies will definitely be a big part of their business. Soft-opening hours are Monday-Saturday from 11 am-2 pm and 4:30-8 pm; beginning February 24, they'll expand to weekdays, 11 am-9 pm, and Saturdays, 12-10 pm.
· Long Bridge Pizza [Twitter]