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Pizzando opening in Healdsburg

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UPDATED 6/14

Spoonbar chef Louis Maldonado has been tapped to open Pizzando in downtown Healdsburg. A sister property to h2hotel’s Spoonbar, the new pizza cafe is slated for an August opening at the former Cafe Newsstand inside the Hotel Healdsburg.

More than just another pizzeria, owners have called in former A16 chef, Liza Shaw to consult. Also involved is Paolo Petron of Mill Valley’s venerable Piazza D’Angelo, whose Piazza Hospitality Group manages Hotel Healdsburg, h2hotel and Spoonbar. The casual pizzeria will be the second restaurant inside Hotel Healdsburg, which also houses Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen.

Wanna get an advance taste? Maldonado tests the new Pizzando menu at a series of bi-monthly pop-up previews inside Spoonbar beginning Wednesday June 27.  Expect wood-fired pizza (in a portable Mugnaini oven, natch) with gourmet toppings of stinging nettles, burrata, lardo, and mushrooms; fried chicken; the chef’s own take on Spaghetti Carbonara and grilled Romaine hearts. The Pizzando pop-up menu will be served in a tasting format–$32 for three courses, all served family style. Cocktails for the dinners will focus on Italian apertifs and wines.

Reservations for the limited seatings can be reserved by calling 707-433-7222.

 

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6 Responses

  1. T June 19, 2012 at 7:09 pm #

    What is going in old Shimo space? Looks like application is on the window.

  2. T June 18, 2012 at 2:17 pm #

    With the now abundance of pizza in Healdsburg it would be great to have a place where you can pop-in and get a slice of pizza for lunch. Here’s hoping….

  3. vince June 18, 2012 at 2:09 pm #

    I also just heard that Mary’s is taking a hard look at a Healdsburg location.

    • Lee June 19, 2012 at 12:40 pm #

      re; Mary’s Pizza Shack

      We’ve been hearing this for quite a while, but there really is nowhere available except the former Cafe Gratitude spot, which is big, but really does not have a kitchen… I met the agent of that building recently and he indicated that they are hesitant on that spot, since it’s very, very expensive to hook up a new restaurant to the city sewer…
      The former Shimo spot looks to be a new Kendall Jackson food and wine facility, at least for the short term…

  4. Sofia D. June 15, 2012 at 9:29 am #

    Yes, yes me too. Gluten free options please. And, must say Russo in Santa Rosa does really great GF pizzas.

  5. Sara June 14, 2012 at 10:42 am #

    I hope they bring their gluten-free menu with them!

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