Patxi's Pizza, based out of the San Francisco Bay area, opened its second East Bay location today in Livermore, Calif.
The space features a rustic and contemporary design, with Old-world chrome lighting fixtures, exposed brick walls and reclaimed wood. It includes an 80-seat dining room, a peek-through kitchen window and an indoor/outdoor bar separated by two large industrial-style garage doors. The outdoor space with seating for 40 guests is fully covered and complete with fans and heating elements.
"Livermore is a fantastic, close-knit community and Patxi's is a community-oriented brand. We're really looking forward to becoming part of the fabric of the Livermore community — a place where families and friends can get together, and where community organizations can raise funds through our 52 Weeks of Giving program," said William Freeman, partner. "Additionally, we're looking forward to being another great local dining option near the renowned Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center."
Patxi's menu features pizzas and an array of salads and small plates. Executive Chef/Partner Patxi Azpiroz said all dishes are made using fresh ingredients and sourced locally when possible.
Patxi's signature is the Chicago-style Stuffed Pizza: a deep dish pizza with a layer of crust on the bottom, followed by toppings and cheese, all covered by another thin layer of dough, and topped with homemade sauce. The stuffed style is also available with a whole-wheat crust.
New to the menu, introduced after much testing in 2012, is the Thin Crust Pizza, made with extra fine, imported '00' flour and hand-pulled. Whole-Wheat and Gluten Free options are available for the thin crust pie.
There is also a Create Your Own Pizza option, where guests can create their own pizza with myriad fresh toppings, four styles of mozzarella and more than 30 different meat and veggie toppings.
This opening marks Patxi's eighth Bay Area location, with one in San Jose on the horizon. There are also two in Denver.
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