I went a few times to Cellarmaker House of Pizza in Bernal Heights/La Lengua for dinner. This is Cellarmaker’s second location after their original brewery and taproom in SoMa.
The first time I went they were out of pizza. So I had the meatballs instead. Pretty solid meatballs. Tender. They are beef, pork and chicken. I was a bit leery about the chicken part of the equation but they were flavorful and not dry. Chunky tomato sauce. It came with some pieces of grilled buttered bread and was topped with some arugula and parmesan. Was enough for a meal.
The second time I went there was a line to get in so I went somewhere else. They keep the occupancy at a max level so it doesn’t get too crowded, which is probably a good idea as the space is about the same size as the SoMa location (not that big) which can get crowded as well. The SoMa location doesn’t really serve food so I’m guessing turnover is faster there as well.
The third time I went on a weeknight and managed to get a pizza. Their pizzas are Detroit style deep dish - a style that is becoming more popular in SF with Tony’s in North Beach and newly opened Pizza Squared in SoMa offering examples of the style. I had the classic red top ($16). This is the first Detroit style pizza I’ve had so I can’t say how authentic it is. It’s a square pizza cut into four pieces so each slice had two sides of crispy crust with crisp cheese. The inner part of the pizza in contrast to the edges was quite airy and tender. Somewhat thick crust that tasted a little buttery… A few streaks of chunky tomato sauce were dabbed on the top. I liked it. Nice chew to the crust. One pizza is plenty (actually a little much) for a hungry person, or can be shared maybe with a side in addition.
Cellarmaker is one of my favorite SF breweries and the beers I tried were all quite good. They also have beers from other brewers in this location. Had a nice sour from Rare Barrel.
In general the food was solid and a good accompaniment to the beer. I think the next time I go I might just focus on drinking beer though.