Best Customizable-Pizza Joint

BUILD Pizzeria Roma


Downtown Berkeley’s newest pizzeria allows diners to customize their pies in an assembly-line setup. Specializing in authentic Roman-style thin crusts, BUILD allows you to choose from an array of high-quality pizza foundations and fixings. Highlights include Molinari sopressata salami, 45-day-old Il Boschetto di Tartufo cheese, and Italian mixed olives. If you’re feeling uninspired, try one of the house recipes; we’re partial to the Mediterranean and the Carni, a meat-lover’s paradise. Check out the iconic black-and-white photographs decorating the walls while you wait for your personal pie to bake. Tack on a side salad for only $3.50. Although a build-your-own-drink feature doesn’t exist yet, there are beers and wine on tap. Don’t hesitate to build up your expectations.