Sfizio pop-up serves Italian food at Way Station Brew

Pop-up restaurant Sfizio opened at Way Station Brew, situated at 2120 Dwight Way, serving fresh new pasta and seasonal vegetables on a weekly basis.

Chef and owner Matt Solimano started serving pasta previous summertime at South Park Cafe in San Francisco throughout the COVID-19 pandemic just after he give up his position as the sous-chef of Italian cafe Pizzaiolo.  He started off creating pasta at Way Station Brew on June 16 and because then, Sfizio has been open each individual Wednesday night from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m, according to a publish from the restaurant’s Instagram account, @sfiziopasta.

“A close friend of mine applied to live throughout the street and turned very good mates with Warren (Spicer), the operator of Way Station,” Solimano claimed in an e-mail. “They explained to him about Sfizio and he was super thrilled. He’s been truly supportive and accommodating to us.”

Spicer has needed Way Station Brew to have a “European cafe vibe” where buyers can get coffee and pastries for the duration of the day and changeover to beer, wine and much more foods in the evening, Solimano additional.

Way Station Brew opened in October 2017, or as Spicer likes to simply call, “two decades and a pandemic” back. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Way Station Brew had been open up most nights but lower its hrs because of to absence of business enterprise and staffing challenges, only opening for lunch most days, according to Solimano.

Way Station Brew has authorized several pop-ups at its spot in the previous, and according to Spicer, it will go on to offer a platform for cooks to “put their get the job done out there.” Now, Sfizio is the only pop-up Way Station Brew is doing work with, Spicer added.

Solimano claimed he tries to retain his selling prices as affordable as possible. In addition, Sfizio’s menu modifications each individual several weeks and can be uncovered on the Instagram account.

Oakland resident Cindy Ngo tried the squid and egg asparagus for an appetizer and spaghetti and gnocchi for her key program.

“Customer support was great and the foods was outstanding,” Ngo reported. “The gnocchi was the standout entree and they even ended up capable to make mine dairy-totally free without the need of cheese.”

Sfizio’s recent menu involves appetizers such as grilled zucchini and eggplant, early woman tomatoes and cucumber and grilled Monterey Bay squid for $7. It also has Foundation Camp Bakery bread accessible for $3.

As for major dishes, Sfizio serves spaghetti pomodoro, fettuccine e mais and gnocchi primavera ranging from $8 to $13. For dessert, Sfizio gives grilled peach with a griddled biscuit and whipped product.

“We are not on a significant foot targeted visitors street. Bringing awareness of Way Station to a larger sized audience that appreciates high quality in meals, coffee, drinks and environment will only assist our accomplishment over time,” Spicer claimed. “We, like Matt, come to feel every person justifies obtain to a high-quality practical experience.”

Get hold of Nida Yar-Khan at [email protected], and comply with her on Twitter at @nidayarkhann.

Barbara J. Miriam

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