Firewood Caf

★★★☆☆
  • 101 4th Street, Ground Floor

    San Francisco, CA 94103

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  • 415-369-6199

About Firewood Caf

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  • Restaurants
  • Italian Restaurants
  • Pizza Restaurants

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I first emailed the owners about their reasoning of silverware not being in wrap or instead in a basket where everyone's hands reached in to pick up a utinsil. They ignored my email.

It's flu season. There's a open basket where reuseable silverware is there for the taking (this is a semi fast food self serve restaurant) and EVERYONE reaches in this basket with their hands.

You order yourself fast-food style forming a line and then take a table. Food is later delivered.

Bring your own water as none is offered.

Wine prices were stiff at $7.00 to 9.50 a glass for a very small pour.

Pizza was good. Pasta's were weak.

As long as you don't mind paying restaurant prices for a no-service semi fast food restaurant, FIREWOOD will work for you.

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★★★☆☆

I first emailed the owners about their reasoning of silverware not being in wrap or instead in a basket where everyone's hands reached in to pick up a utinsil. They ignored my email.

It's flu season. There's a open basket where reuseable silverware is there for the taking (this is a semi fast food self serve restaurant) and EVERYONE reaches in this basket with their hands.

You order yourself fast-food style forming a line and then take a table. Food is later delivered.

Bring your own water as none is offered.

Wine prices were stiff at $7.00 to 9.50 a glass for a very small pour.

Pizza was good. Pasta's were weak.

As long as you don't mind paying restaurant prices for a no-service semi fast food restaurant, FIREWOOD will work for you.

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Nice atmosphere. Prices are within reason and the pizza...well, technically this is pretty good pizza but it's the kind that's so thin it's almost into matzoh cracker territory and some people don't care for that. I don't mind the style but it's not particularly filling and makes this pizza more of an appetizer than a meal. The sauces and toppings are okay but not soul-thrilling or innovative. This is mall food and for that it's not bad. I did order a vegetarian tortellini that turned out to be inedible balls of not-quite-cooked vegetable paste in doughy casings. It was in a passable marinara sauce but even the sauce could not hide the structural failure of these tortellini. Mushy and underdone.

Stick with the pizza. The kid's portion pizza is excellent. Our 5 yo gobbled it up and (owing to the thinness of this pizza) started in on her parent's food. The service was fine. Cafeteria style, self-seating. They accepted my rejection of the mushy tortellini and brought me a pizza margherita I ate and enjoyed.

So to sum up: Thin to insubstantial but reasonably tasty pizza crackerlettes running at about $8.95 each. Useful as a snack but you will be hungry again within 2 hours.

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★★★☆☆

Nice atmosphere. Prices are within reason and the pizza...well, technically this is pretty good pizza but it's the kind that's so thin it's almost into matzoh cracker territory and some people don't care for that. I don't mind the style but it's not particularly filling and makes this pizza more of an appetizer than a meal. The sauces and toppings are okay but not soul-thrilling or innovative. This is mall food and for that it's not bad. I did order a vegetarian tortellini that turned out to be inedible balls of not-quite-cooked vegetable paste in doughy casings. It was in a passable marinara sauce but even the sauce could not hide the structural failure of these tortellini. Mushy and underdone.

Stick with the pizza. The kid's portion pizza is excellent. Our 5 yo gobbled it up and (owing to the thinness of this pizza) started in on her parent's food. The service was fine. Cafeteria style, self-seating. They accepted my rejection of the mushy tortellini and brought me a pizza margherita I ate and enjoyed.

So to sum up: Thin to insubstantial but reasonably tasty pizza crackerlettes running at about $8.95 each. Useful as a snack but you will be hungry again within 2 hours.

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