Today we are tasting Piraat Pizzeria and Rotisserie located in the heart of Nob Hill above Union Square in San Francisco. Piraat Pizza is a little pizzeria located on the corner of Sutter and Taylor Street and it has that quintessential neighborhood pizzeria feel with the green, white, and red awning resembling the Italian flag and you know you can always grab a hot fresh slice or order a full pizza and other dishes. Does Piraat have the best pizza in San Francisco?
Once inside, Gary and I couldn’t believe how cute the pizzeria was. There are so many fun and whimsical details decorating the pizzeria like the wood beam accents on the ceiling, lovely Italian style tile and pottery, and the wonderful figural details. It was very bright and clean too. This was the first time in one year since COVID-19 that we were actually dining inside (we were the only ones there but a few folks stopped in for slices to go) and there was one friendly professional lady helping us and taking our order and what seemed like one pizzaiolo in the back.
Gary and I were starving and had looked over the menu that was posted on an outside window so we knew what we wanted. Piraat is also a known for their rotisserie (the rotisserie was not on when we visited) and they offer a nice looking menu with various pizzas, you can also create your own pizzas with multiple topping options, sandwiches, calzones, pasta dishes, salads, and of course the rotisserie with a selection of sides. Everything also seemed priced right (you won’t break the bank eating here). You can even get pizza by the slice. Being the meat lovers that we are, we chose the Presidio pizza which has pepperoni, Italian sausage, salami, red sauce, and mozzarella cheese.
We got our pizza after what seemed like a relatively short wait. It was sizzling hot and our mouths were watering. I love how ooey gooey the cheese was when I went to serve myself a slice!! The pizza was hot and fresh. Smelled yummy too!! A couple bites in and Gary and I thought the pizza was delicious. Not greasy pizza. The crust was perfect, soft and crispy. The pizza was not too saucy, in fact, it didn’t seem to have much sauce at all and that was ok (I am usually a sauce eater and can be very picky when it comes to sauce) because the toppings had so much flavor and it was the perfect amount of cheese to topping ratio complimented by a really great crust. As you can see from the pictures, we enjoyed this pizza very much and practically devoured it all. This entire pizza was under $20!
Let’s rate Piraat Pizza and Rotisserie on a scale of 1 (being lowest) to 5 (being highest):
Style/Crust : Oven baked pizza – 4
Sauce: Basic red sauce – 3
Experience: Location/Staff: 4
We will definitely be back. We can’t wait to try Piraat’s lasagna and spaghetti and meatballs, calzones, and of course their famous rotisserie. If you are in the city and want a casual, fun dining experience with a yummy selection of pizzas and more that won’t break the bank then you’ll want to try Piraat Pizza and Rotisserie. You can also walk off your meal as Piraat is located a few blocks away from Union Square where all the high-end designer shops are located and there is so much to see and do making for a lovely day in San Francisco.
All pics by my sweet hubby Gary Greco
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