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Pizzaiolo Wood-Fired Pizza"Food That's Worth the Wait"
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SF Chronicle / BAUERShortly after 6 on most nights, all 83 seats at Pizzaiolo are filled. People begin to line up at the door and loiter under the large maple trees outside on Telegraph Avenue in Oakland, waiting to get into this 3-month-old pizza parlor... Read More
Pizzaiolo Founder Charlie HallowellRising Stars 2006 - Charlie Hallowell
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SF Chronicle / Ness It's not every chef who manages to squeeze mentions of Chef Boyardee, Chez Panisse and the French intellectual Roland Barthes into a quick riff on the perfect Bolognese sauce... Read More
Pizzaiolo Founder Charlie HallowellThe 50 Very Best Restaurants
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San Francisco Magazine / Newberry & Sens Like the Bay Bridge project, it took time to get going. Unlike the Bay Bridge project, it's in capable hands. Chef-co-owner Charlie Hallowell toiled at the pizza oven at Chez Panisse... Read More
Pizzaiolo Founder Charlie Hallowell2006 HOT TABLES
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CondÉ Nast TravelerPizzaiolo is the best eatery yet to open in Oakland's Temescal neighborhood, which has lately emerged as the southern counterpart to North Berkeley's Gourmet Ghetto... Read More
Pizzaiolo Founder Charlie HallowellThe Go List - Best Restaurants
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Food & WineChez Panisse alumnus Charlie Hallowell is serving top-rate pizzas as well as a wonderful Southern Italian menu that includes absurdly good meats and fish... Read More
Pizzaiolo Founder Charlie HallowellThe Children Of Chez Panisse
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Diablo Magazine / HockerChefs who have cooked at Chez Panisse emerge from its kitchens as from an artists’ commune—if not a seminary. They come out energized to practice and propagate the Gospel According to Alice, and we say, amen, hallelujah, and let’s check out Eccolo or Quince or Pizzaiolo... Read More
Pizzaiolo Founder Charlie HallowellOvernight Sensation
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Oakland Magazine / HolbrookThe doors at Pizzaiolo open at 5:30 pm and 15 minutes later, it's hard to find a table. Families with babies in expensive strollers, pierced hipsters and older diners all crowd into the smashingly attractive new restaurant right when it opens... Read More
Pizzaiolo Founder Charlie HallowellMy New Top 10
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San Francisco Magazine / Sens The power of sharp marketing is readily apparent in that popular game called Six Degrees of Chez Panisse. An ambitious restaurateur who once peeled a shallot in Alice Waters’s kitchen opens his own place, and the public follows, convinced that some wizardry must have worn off... Read More
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