HOT ITALIAN at the Public Market in Emeryville, CA has been getting rave reviews these past couple of months and we’re not surprised as to why. This fast paced, authentic Italian eatery is serving up handcrafted signature pizzas made from locally sourced ingredients that would make any expat Italian feel and taste a bit of home. Founders, Fabrizio Cercatore and Andrea Lepore used their motto tutto e possibile or “anything is possible” and their shared passion for Italian food and culture to start their Italy meets urban California restaurants both in the Bay Area as well as in Sacramento, CA.
The pizza menus feature an outstanding array of local and seasonal ingredients, ranging from their Murino pizza with seasonal pears, Del Rio farms honey, mozzarella and gorgonzola dolce cheese to their Taricone pizza topped with smoked swordfish, smoked mozzarella, heirloom cherry tomatoes and fresh, peppery arugula! Along side the pizzas, HOT ITALIAN also offers their antipasti “Salumi & Formaggi” menu consisting of a variety of cured meats, cheeses, olives, seasonal fruit and Marcona almonds from both California and Italy. Grab one… or three of their Italian pies and buon appetito!
5959 Shellmound Street, Emeryville, CA 94608
Photos courtesy of HOT ITALIAN.