I’d recommend A16 since it was one of the first if not the first to kick off the Neapolitan pizza craze. Robert and I argued whether or not the center was too soggy sometimes about a decade ago. Ah, good times
Then Una Pizza Napoleatana because when he was in NYC he sparked the Neapolitan pizza boom there.
My friends swear by the pizza and pasta at Flour + Water. So much so that they’re pretty meh on Bestia.
Guess you could toss in some deep dish ones from that list depending on how gluttonous you are.
Certainly more “fresh” than "unctuous ". Use of fresh produce was evident and made for a satisfying meal as I was feeling a bit under the weather at the time. Black sesame ice cream sandwiches was a definite highlight.
I finally got around to trying Ippudo Berkeley. No wait at 9:30 on Tuesday. Everything was very high-quality and tasty. I personally prefer noodles not in soup, so I’m no ramen connoisseur, but I liked the chewy, extra-firm thin noodles a lot. My favorite thing was the pork shoulder(?) in the appetizer bun.