The pizza and pasta at Thomas McNaughton's Mission gem has consistently attracted a full house since opening in 2009. The Neapolitan-style pies are nothing short of excellent, and though the flavors change daily, you can expect a classic Margherita and meatier pizzas like salumi with Mangalitsa pancetta, stracciatella, broccoli rabe & Calabrian chili. And then there's the pasta. In a perfect world, you'd try each one on the menu and luckily, Flour + Water has a pasta tasting menu.
Flour + Water and Penny Roma are not only two of our favorite spots for Cal-Italian fare in San Francisco, their spaces are some of the loveliest in the Mission. They’re also well set up for events of all shapes and sizes—the upstairs space at Penny Roma can host 32 seated and 45 standing, and a full restaurant buy-out gets you up to 80 seats. Flour + Water’s offerings are more intimate (save a 50- to 70-person buyout); the Dough Room has room for 16 seated, and the Test Kitchen has space for 10 (surrounded by chefs Thomas McNaughton and Ryan Pollnow’s favorite cookbooks). All of these totally private options include a family-style chef’s choice tasting menu.
How to book: Inquiries can be made online for Flour + Water and Penny Roma.