Gastrophoria is a lighter-than-air prosciutto pizza at Pizzeria Delfina.
Ever since hitting my late 20s, I started experiencing hangovers. Not from alcohol—as I’m an one-drink-wonder—but from food. I used to be able to put away plates at the buffet or AYCE KBBQ, do late-night Denny outings, and stuff my belly with heavy foods without a care in the world. Now? Not so much.
So, a change in my eating plan. Now it’s flavor over quantity. The mystic unicorn-spotting is to hunt down dishes with taste that puts me over the moon, yet without the meat sweat consequences.
The pizza from Pizzeria Delfina definitely fits the bill. The crust is crispy and blistered from their oven, yet pillowy and well seasoned on the inside, making it a joy to eat the whole crust even if you’re not normally a crust eater.
Instead of plastering the base with the red sauce and cheeses, this proscuitto pizza instead employs just panna (cream), proscuitto and dressed arugula. The cream gives the crust slight caramelization and holds on to the thin sheets of proscuitto di Parma, which are luxuriously melting from the heat of the pizza. The greens provide a peppery bite with balance out the dish. And a DIY sprinkling of red pepper flakes and oregano takes it to the next level.
Best part? No hangovers. Happy eating!
3611 18th St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (415) 437-6800