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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Trick Pony

2031 S St. (21st St.) Send to Phone
916-706-1025
Inviting neighborhood pizzeria features authentic Italian wood-fired pies.
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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Trick Pony Restaurant Review

: Despite a rocky beginning, Trick Pony has come out on top as an option on the midtown dining scene. Thanks to new ownership, a revamped menu and a friendly, knowledgeable staff, it has become a true neighborhood gem. The space is small and intimate, the d├ęcor minimal, the enclosed outdoor patio inviting on a warm summer night. The menu is simple, offering a few salads in addition to the star of the show: authentic Italian wood-fired pizza. Our pies had the right balance of char and chew, the spicy pepperoni nicely offset by the milky buffalo mozzarella and slightly sweet tomato sauce. The namesake pizza, with salty prosciutto, peppery arugula and a sweet balsamic reduction, was also a hit. Both held up well to the accompanying dipping sauces: an addictive chili pepper oil and garlicky pesto. Daily dessert specials are offered as well; dense chocolate cake, sprinkled with cookie bits and topped with whipped cream, is decadent yet not overly cloying. A number of local wines are available by the glass, carafe or half carafe, as are several local craft beers.

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