We are taking a journey to Northern San Francisco, California to visit the city’s hidden gems. Our first stop is Acre Pizza for their famous 72 hour fermented dough pizza pies.
Pizza is a universal favorite and we all have our own way of making it, topping it, or eating it. It’s great because there are so many different styles to choose from- thin crust, deep dish, stuffed crust…just to name a few! Acre Pizza serves up New York and Detroit style pies and uses California grown ingredients, old world baking techniques, and that famous 72 hour fermented dough for a light and crispy crust that will leave your taste buds delighted and satisfied.
We went to the Acre Pizza location in Petaluma, California. Petaluma is the town where the iconic movie American Graffiti was filmed so it sounded like a fun day already. There was a lot of outdoor seating with umbrellas and that was great because it was a very hot day. The inside wasn’t really set up for in-door dining and the atmosphere was super casual where you can place your order at the front counter and get a ready-made salad if you wanted one with your meal as well as a selection of bottled soft drinks were available from little refrigerators. Pizza styles are New York Round 16 IN or Detroit Pizza Square 8×10. We chose a New York Round pepperoni with fresh mozzarella cheese, tomato sauce, extra virgin olive oil, wild oregano, pepperoni, and garlic infused oil and grana padano cheese (softer and butterier than parmigiano). We also shared a Caesar salad.
The Caesar salad was quite a large portion for two people and it was crispy and really tasty. Our pepperoni pizza came out pretty darn fast and we were ready. It was a really nice looking pie with great color and smelled delicious with hints of garlic. The pizza was piping hot and had a lot of toppings and cheese. At first glance it appeared a little oily and my slice was a bit floppy but the crust was perfectly crisp and solid, it just had to setup a bit. The pizza had a nice amount of sauce, the pepperoni tasted great, the cheese combo was very nice and not too salty. You could definitely taste the wild oregano too and it really complimented the toppings. We ate several slices and enjoyed them very much and I especially liked how crispy and light the crust actually was. The pizza turned out to not be greasy or heavy at all (and I ate a few slices too). Definitely a delicious pizza with a garlicky punch.
Let’s rate Acre on a scale of 1 (being lowest) to 5 (being highest):
Style/Crust : Oven baked pizza – 4.5
Sauce: Basic red sauce – 4
Experience: Location/Staff: 3.5 (service was great when we ordered but no one came to check on us or see if we needed or wanted anything once the pizza came out)
We will definitely be back. We can’t wait to try the Detroit Pizza Square style. There are lots of fun things to do up in the North Bay and if you are in Petaluma you can visit the outlet malls, the annual Salute to American Graffiti classic car show, and the two marvelous outdoor antique shows a year plus wine tasting and lots more!! Be sure to check out Acre Pizza for a really delicious pie.
All pics by my sweet hubby Gary Greco
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