Brownie a la mode – Mozzeria

Brownie a la mode - Mozzeria
Banana, walnut, vanilla ice cream. Pre fixe menu
Mozzeria, San Francisco CA

Mmm, this was pretty good and I’m not even into really sweet desserts. The brownie was moist and not super sweet as brownies go, thank goodness. I also liked that they bruleed the bananas individually. A great way to finish off a less than stellar meal. 🙂

Coast live oak
Coast live oak (Quercus agrifolia, Fagaceae), Bon Tempe Lake.

Bucatini with meatballs – Mozzeria

Bucatini with meatballs - Mozzeria
Veal-pork meatball, pomodoro, grana padano. Pre fixe menu
Mozzeria, San Francisco CA

Finally, something that was delicious at Mozzeria! I loved the texture of the pasta. It had a nice bite and was beautifully made. The meatballs were nice and big, and super juicy and flavorful. Unlike the other things I’ve posted from here, I’d eat this again.

Harvest brodiaea
Harvest brodiaea (Brodiaea elegans, Asparagaceae), Bon Tempe Lake.

Spinach pizza – Mozzeria

Spinach pizza - Mozzeria
Almonds and red onions. Pre fixe menu
Mozzeria, San Francisco CA

I’m all for pizzas not having sauce, but this wasn’t very good. It was super dry and sad. The only thing providing any juicy element were the few strands of caramelized red onions because even the spinach had dried out from baking. The dough was also a little too thick to have it without sauce, and the warm toasted almonds dried out your mouth even more. I’d say this pizza was a FAIL.

Fort Funston graffiti
Random graffiti, Fort Funston.

Burrata cheese – Mozzeria

Burrata cheese - Mozzeria
Cherry tomato, aged balsamic vinegar, basil oil, served with crostoli (fried dough with sugar). Pre fixe menu
Mozzeria, San Francisco CA

Ugh, what a disappointment! I love burrata, but this version had none of the characteristics that make the cheese so lovely. I don’t know if they make this in-house, but it wasn’t very good. This burrata was hard and chewy like a plain mozzarella, not soft and super creamy as it should have been. You could cut through this sad disc and it would hold its form without oozing out onto the plate. This made me really sad! 😦

Primaterra Primitivo - Mozzeria
Primaterra Primitivo, house red wine.

Tall flatsedge
Tall flatsedge (Cyperus eragrostis, Cyperaceae), Bon Tempe Lake.