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Vignette Pizzeria

6750 McKinley St. (Morris St.) Send to Phone
Local innovation meets old-world Neapolitan.

Lunch Thurs.-Tues.; Dinner Mon.-Tues., Thurs.-Sat.

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Vignette Pizzeria Restaurant Review

: Chef-owner Mark Hopper’s (Farmshop Marin, Thomas Keller Restaurant Group) first solo venture is a lively addition to The Barlow, Sebastopol’s food-art-wine marketplace. Cans of tomatoes dot steel-washed walls beneath lofty ceilings, while transparent garage doors splash natural light and provide a grassy courtyard view. The patio features two large wooden tables cheery with market umbrellas and dog bowls at your feet. A blue-tiled wood-burning oven commands attention; traditional Neapolitan pizza is the focus, with thin crusts, bubbled rims and minimal toppings in a harmonious medley of flavors and textures. The margherita is vivid with San Marzano tomatoes and fresh mozzarella di bufula. The gamberetti kicks in a hint of spice with shrimp sautéed in chili oil and garlic breadcrumbs. Sides include the sweet and savory kale cacio e pepe: chopped kale with peppadew peppers, smoked mozzarella and toasted walnuts, tossed with citrus-yogurt dressing and topped with a softly poached egg. The simple wine list features Italian-inspired boutique wines, and craft beer offerings follow the artisanal theme. For dessert, pizzelle cannoli are Mama Hopper’s not-to-be missed delicacies, or try the creamy affogato with nearby Tomales dairy-farmed water buffalo milk gelato.


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