Best Thing We Ate

Milano Pizzeria's Total Redo, Designer Pies

By Tamara Palmer  |  January 22, 2014
Credit: Tamara Palmer

After an ownership transfer and a remodel, under-the-radar Milano Pizzeria in the Inner Sunset reopened with an entirely new look in late 2013. Gone is the old-school Italian pizza parlor feel, replaced by new green walls with colorful art pieces and dark wood tables — still a casual feel, but nothing like its previously over-the-top iteration. Different also is the menu, which currently offers a few pastas, hot sandwiches and – our go-to order – one of the nine pizzas ($14-24). Where the old Milano served a fairly standard thick crust pie, the new Milano opts for a chewier and thinner variety, more like the designer pies at places like Pizzetta 211 and Pizzeria Delfina. The most adventurous of the new bunch is a sausage and honey pie, which is a white pie with mozzarella that's dotted with mascarpone cheese and serrano slices. While the honey-accented pie across town at Tony's Pizza Napoletana is markedly sweeter, this version just has a kiss of honey.