About Us

Pizza Place Mural

Two Friends From Boston

Two friends from Boston, David Ashin and Kevin Baryza , who cooked around town in such kitchens as Acquerello, Farallon, Globe, Brunos, Fish and Blue Plate, missed the pizza from their childhood, so they decided to make their own.

They worked at a pizzeria together in high school and moved to California together at the age of 18 to attend culinary school. The chef/owners, who both live nearby, opened The Pizza Place on Noriega because they wanted to serve their community and make it a gathering place for all.

Kevin’s wife, Cindy, part owner, who manages the restaurant and keeps the business running, previously worked at such spots as Stars, Vertigo, Farallon, Jardiniere, The Slanted Door and Garibaldis. The team collectively brings about 60 years of experience to the table.