Zante Pizza in San Francisco, a longtime local favorite, combines classic Indian flavors with classic pizza-making technique. In this episode of Dining on a Dime, host Lucas Peterson heads to the Bernal Heights neighborhood to sample chicken tikka masala pizza — and a few chutneys, too.
Dalvinder “Tony” Multani is the mastermind behind restaurant and got his start in classic Italian pizza, a trade he learned in Queens, New York. When he first arrived in San Francisco, all the pizza was kind of the same, so he started making what he called “Indian pizzas,” featuring a dough flavored with traditional Indian spices and topped with classic dishes like saag paneer and chicken tikka masala. Watch to learn more.
Update: The original copy accompanying this video incorrectly identified the restaurant as new, the technique as novel. As Lucas and Tony show in the video, Zante’s has been serving these dishes for decades.