Powerhouse Italian Restaurant’s Flour + Water Will Bring More Pizza to North Beach Next Year
North Beach diners can expect another option for thin-crust pizza with bubbly, blistered spots, this time courtesy of one of San Francisco’s most respected Italian restaurant groups. Flour + Water Hospitality Groupthe team behind the eponymous fresh pasta mecca in the Mission and Penny Roma just around the corner, will reopen Flour + Water Pizzeria on Columbus Avenue just up the street from Washington Square Park by the end of the year next.
The group recently signed a lease for the former Rose Pistola space at 532 Columbus Avenue and hopes to begin construction by the end of the summer. The news follows news that the pizzeria’s original location on Valencia Street is being rebranded as Yellow Moto Pizzeria following a split between the restaurant group’s original partners. This restaurant and space is no longer part of the Flour + Water Hospitality umbrella, but instead falls under the management of David White, who closed the pizzeria in mid-June to revamp and rebrand it ahead of its mid-July debut. .
In addition to on-site catering, the restaurant will be built around plans for a robust take-out and delivery operation and will serve a full menu of beer, wine and cocktails. Lundberg Design, which also spearheaded the recent renovation of Flour + Water at the corner of 20th and Harrison streets, will handle development plans.
With 4,000 square feet of space to play, the Flour+Water Hospitality Group team plans to make the new pizzeria a flagship venue – and a hub for a number of take-out spin-off venues scattered around the city. More details on these upcoming satellite locations are expected in the coming months, but they will rely on the glazed pulp production room at the North Beach Restaurant. Co-chefs Thomas McNaughton and Ryan Pollnow will continue to refine their dough recipe, working with growers and farmers across Northern California to guide the direction of the menu.