Long-awaited Acre Pizza, from the owner of Acre Coffee, has opened at the Barlow in Sebastopol.
Steve Decosse has hired well-known pizzaiolo Alastair Hannmann as the opening chef, where he’s making authentic New York and Detroit-style pizza.
What’s Detroit-style? The pan-style pizza with crispy caramelized edges gained a furious following in the 1940s when Gus Guerra, the owner of Buddy’s Rendezvous restaurant baked a Sicilian-style dough in a heavyweight rectangular pan and covered it with hearty brick cheese and tomato sauce. Whether or not those pans were borrowed from a motor-industry friend who’s factory used the pans for spare car parts is part of the legend, but the Sicilian-inspired pizza has gained a following throughout the country.
The casual pizza shop took over the former Village Bakery, sharing the space with Red Bird Bakery’s new commissary kitchen. The gourmet pizzas are selling for a song, with hearty quarter NY pie slices for between $4.50 and $6 and whole pies for between $16 and $22. More details coming soon.
Open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday, until 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 6760 McKinley St., Suite 150, Sebastopol, order online at acrepizza.com.
5 thoughts on “Acre Pizza Opens in Sebastopol’s Barlow”
Hopefully their pizza is better than their coffee, which, according to their staff, the owner doesn’t even drink. Perhaps pizza will be a better bet for Acre.
Typo on last line, 6760 McKinley St., Suite 150, Sebastopol, not Petaluma.
Never ceases to amaze me that mediocre pizza in the US sells for $15 and up when great pizza in Rome or Naples sells for €5.
It’s flour, yeast, water, salt and a selection of toppings – nothing fancy and originally a left over dish, but Americans are willing to shell out big bucks for something that simple.
Yeah they’re also the size of a “small” in the US. But you already know that and just like to complain about everything around you probably.
Someone who’s been outside the US. Thumbs up for that. See, I don’t complain about everything – just what I think is ridiculous.
There are actually hole in the wall type pizza shops in New York who make a great pizza at a reasonable price. Over here not so much. But then, I rarely go out. I rather spend more on high quality ingredients and cook at home.