Due Forni, Italian for "two ovens," offers two styles of pizza: Neopolitan and Roman. Neopolitan-style pizza has a chewy crust and slightly crispy outer. The pizza is baked in a 900-degree oven for 90 seconds. Roman-style pizza has a thin, crisp texture, burned in a 500-degree oven for three minutes, for a firm crust.
Pizzas are topped with only the finest ingredients like sweet pequillo peppers, fresh mozzarella, prosciutto san Danielle, Roman artichokes and Taggiasca olives -- small, subtle, with a sweet (not briny) flavor.
Try the Tartufo, a pizza topped with Parmesan crema, Fontina cheese, cremini mushrooms and black truffle with an over-easy egg baked on top. Or if you're in the mood for a little spice, the Piccante features sauce, cheese, sopressata and Fresno peppers.
In addition to pizzas, Due Forni also has a selection of salads, like the panzanella -- rustic croutons mixed with arugula, tomato, onion and pistachios. The chef's platter (great for sharing) is an antipasto platter filled with cheeses and meats. The semolina gnocchi are tiny dumplings, served with Neuske's flavorful bacon, peas and creamy black truffle sauce.
The wine list includes 24 wines under $15 per glass and has options from Italy and Northern California.
-- By Nikki Neu