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Fillmore Street's Pizza Inferno is Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot

Pizza and beer. You can find this classic combo all over the city. However, Fillmore's Pizza Inferno now carries the largest selection of draft beers on Fillmore and has a VPN certified pizzaiolo. That is, new Chef Ettore Rusciano is a member of Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (VPN) and hails from Naples, the birthplace of the pizza. Pizza Inferno also has an extended happy hour. Still the same chill spot at the corner of Fillmore and Sutter, Pizza Inferno is hot.

The menu has been revamped to include 33 Naples-inspired organic, authentic 12” pizzas that adhere to the rules of the VPN. A couple of those rules being the way the Caputo “00” flour is stretched (minimally, so there are less bubbles therefore minimizing belly bulge the next morning) and only using imported Italian mozzarella and San Marzano tomatoes. Appetizers, salads, soups, made to order sandwiches on freshly baked bread, pastas, and calzones round out the offerings. One must try the Chef's Special: prosciutto di parma, roma tomatoes, arugula, parmiggiano, buffalo mozarella.

Resident beer nerd Lee Estees helped craft the extensive beer and wine selection. With 20 craft beers on draft and more than 35 specialty beers, most microbrewery and some hard-to-find Belgians, beer lectures and tastings will soon be offered. Wines from California, Italy, and Argentina, compliment the thin crust deliciousness. Then there's the double happy hour. Find selected drafts beers 50% off and $5 wines by the glass Monday-Thursday 3PM-7PM and Sunday-Thursday 9PM-closing. Like them on Facebook to stay abreast of news.

While fresh blood is always sprouting around the city, it's necessary to keep the classic neighborhood spots happy. Spacious and friendly, Pizza Inferno broadcasts Giants games and lovable '80s music. And lots of pizza and beer.

Pizza Inferno, 1800 Fillmore Street, (415) 775-1800

Samantha Durbin (sami.7x7@gmail.com) is a lifestyle writer who honed her blogging skills as Editor of FabSugar.com. Samantha graduated from The Fashion Institute of Technology, and also writes for 7x7 Magazine and Gilt City.