In case you missed it, popular mobile Neapolitan pizzeria Del Popolo is very close to its brick and mortar location at 855 Bush St. There are only six more days until the opening on Tuesday, November 17, and there’s now a menu to prove it. Owner Jon Darsky tapped chef de cuisine Jeffrey Hayden (Alinea, wd50) to beef up the truck’s normal roster of three pies to a full menu of small plates and seven to eight pizzas. "It's almost entirely new. The margarita pizza, of course, is classic and will always be there. But the entire small plate portion is new," Darsky told Eater. "The whole menu will change pretty frequently and will probably run for a couple weeks and then we'll change it." Darsky plans to see what people respond well to and go from there. "We don't want to overhaul the menu every single day, but we've been approaching with an open mind about what it's going to be," he explained.
As for the drinks, Ordinaire wine shop in Oakland collaborated on the offerings, and Andrew Merritt (Saison, Michael Mina) worked on the beer list. You can see the full opening menu below, and if you want to be a part of the opening, you can already make reservations on the web site, but only for four or more people in the 50-seat space.
Arugula & frisée with toasted almonds & pecorino. $10
Yellow Finn potatoes with salsa rosa & green garlic $8
Broccoli roasted in the wood oven with black olives & bufala ricotta salata. $11
Fuyu persimmon & chicories with pistachios, mint & yogurt. $11
Fritto misto of rock cod & lemons with pickled winter squash & aioli $12
Monterey bay squid with chili, fennel & castelvetrano olives. $12
Prosciutto di San Daniele with ricotta & pickled ramps $13
Kale, chanterelle mushroom, mascarpone & ricotta
Cauliflower, mozzarella, Calabrian chili & mint
Tomato sauce, montecato, capers & dried black olive
Spinach, mozzarella, housemade coppa & pecorino