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July 5, 2012

Del Popolo’s is a traveling pizza truck located in San Francisco, that features an impress...

Del Popolo’s is a traveling pizza truck located in San Francisco, that features an impressive wood-fired pizza oven

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Del Popolo’s is a traveling pizza truck located in San Francisco, that features an impressive wood-fired pizza oven. The mobile restaurant has been constructed from a recycled shipping container which has been completely remodeled to include a modern kitchen workspace and two large glass doors that open out to the public.

The mobile pizzeria serves rustic Neapolitan style pizzas, topped with ingredients sourced from local and independent producers. The 20-foot (6.1-meter) transatlantic shipping container cost the owner, Jon Darsky, close to US$180,000 to refit, with the wood-fired oven being the main attraction. Any food-loving Italian knows that the smoldering temperatures (over 900ºF/485ºC) reached inside a traditional wood fired oven cooks the perfect pizza base in a matter of minutes.

There is no doubt that the Margherita is one of the most popular versions of a Neapolitan style pizza, so it is not surprising to see it at the top of Del Popolo’s menu. It's topped with tomato, fresh mozzarella, basil, extra virgin olive oil and sea salt, and Del Popolo diners can get their hands on one for US$10.

The Del Popolo’s truck doesn’t have a fixed site and its lunchtime or dinner locations are broadcasted via twitter.

Source: Del Popolo via Zagat

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We've had this in Buffalo NY for a while now. It's a local company that runs it out of Grand Island. The crust is not traditional Buffalo style but they more than make up for that by really heaping on the toppings. $6 for a personal pizza and a drink, I don't remember if they did full size pizzas but no reason they couldn't.

5th July, 2012 @ 09:31 am PDT

Very cool. You should also check out this one in Connecticut. http://www.pizzafiretruck.com/

Mark Lombardi
5th July, 2012 @ 09:57 am PDT

Great stuff! Please, Del Popolo's - come on down to New Zealand! We ***loooooooove*** pizza down here!

5th July, 2012 @ 10:43 pm PDT

In New Jersey there has been a wood fired oven pizza truck for several years. And the pizza in the truck or at their restaurants has always been excellent.


6th July, 2012 @ 12:22 pm PDT

Does a wood fire produce smoke? The unit is mobile, so it can move on before the police, and health authorities arrive on the scene.

6th July, 2012 @ 03:00 pm PDT


you are implying that they operate illegally. I doubt that is the case, I'm sure they have all the necessary permits and have paid all their fees to operate wherever they want.

Would love to have a mobile wood-fired pizza truck in my neighborhood...

Frank Fain
9th July, 2012 @ 07:26 am PDT

The truck serving the NYC area is:


Dean Medico
14th January, 2013 @ 10:05 am PST
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