Try It: Midtown's Hot Italian


We’re lucky to have so many good places for pizza in Sacramento – from Zelda’s and Pizza Rock to Masullo, OneSpeed and Luigi’s Slice. But one of the best – and most happening – spots for first-rate, thin-crust, Italian-style pizza is at midtown’s hip and contemporary Hot Italian. Starkly and sleekly decorated, thronged with customers and exuding an upbeat, energetic vibe, this popular eatery serves up wood oven-baked pizzas with an array of appealing toppings. Don’t miss the lusty “Bortolami,” piled with housemade fennel sausage, mushrooms, smoked mozzarella, and Treviso radicchio; and if you’re craving something really different, try the sophisticated, sweet-salty Murino, topped with seasonal pears and mozzarella and Gorgonzola Dolce cheeses, then drizzled generously with local honey. Tip: Save room for a cup of the pizzeria’s yummy gelato.