Just open as of Tuesday evening is Pizzando, a new pizzeria in downtown Healdsburg from the Spoonbar team of Louis Maldonado and consulting pizza chef Liza Shaw, along with former Petite Syrah guy Ben Davies. It takes the place of that small café on the plaza, at the corner of Healdsburg Avenue and Mattheson Streets, in the Hotel Healdsburg. Thus it's a pretty tight space, and you may even see ingredients rolling back and forth down the sidewalk since they need to utilize the Spoonbar kitchen for prep. But they've got a nice new wood-burning oven, and the space has been remodeled into a casual spot that is sure to be bustling, especially in the warm months. You can rarely go wrong with pizza, after all, and Ms. Shaw knows her way around an oven after years at A16.
Check out the full menu here, and check out our slideshow of the compact interior.
Pizzando - 301 Healdsdburg Avenue, Healdsburg - 707-922-5233 - Open Sunday to Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., and weekends 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.