Michael and Jeniphur Pasquarello continue their mission to almost single-handedly feed the city's budding Loft District, adding this wood-fired pizzeria to their 13th Street lineup that already includes Cafe Lift and Prohibition Taproom. The stylish, reclaimed-wood decor and seasonally tuned, affordable menu is appealing, even if the creative takes on Neapolitan pizzas and "SPQR" Roman-style square slices can sometimes use some tweaks to reach their full potential.
Burrata salad (with chili oil, raisins, and asparagus); antipasti; Tritato salad; baked scamorza; "SPQR" square slices: potato and rosemary; Rossa. Neapolitan-style pizzas: Margherita; lamb merguez; artichoke, goat cheese, and Sicilian olive; asparagus with speck, egg, and horseradish cream. Strawberry cake; affogato. Pizzas, $10 to $13.
BYOB. An Italian "pizza wine" like aglianico or nero d'avola is the logical choice. But beer fans can pop by Bufad's next-door sibling, Prohibition Taproom, for a growler from one of its nine craft taps.
A reasonable 83 decibels (including classic-rock soundtrack) makes for a sound level that's mellow by pizzeria standards. (Ideal is 75 decibels or less.)
Entire menu Tuesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.