With the now-closed Pomodoro nothing but history in Manhattan Beach, Pitfire Artisan Pizza is stepping into its place in downtown MB, offering rustic, fire-singed pizza and handcrafted cuisine when it opens its MB doors to diner at 11 a.m. on Wednesday.
To celebrate the opening, Pitfire has partnered with Walk with Sally, an organization dedicated to providing mentoring support programs to children of parents or siblings with cancer, and will donate 100% of the net proceeds from opening day to the charity.
Pitfire's MB location is its seventh restaurant. Other locations are in Los Angeles and Orange counties.
The MB location will feature Pitfire’s signature red wood-fired kiln, and indoor and outdoor seating. Menu items include variations of pizza, each cooked in a 630˚F wood-fired oven, including the Burrata Pie with housemade fresh burrata cheese, wild arugula, caramelized onions and whole hazelnuts atop sweet tomato sauce, drizzled with a crushed pesto sauce.
Pitfire also offers salads, pasta dishes and panini, including the Hand Chopped Salad with crunchy lettuce, garbanzo and cannellini beans, red onion, cherry tomato, provolone cheese, roasted corn, pepperoncini, and olives.
Diners can select from rotating on-tap brews, domestic and craft bottle beers, wine selections by the glass or the bottle and housemade Sangria.
Pitfire, 401 Manhattan Beach boulevard, will be open Sunday-Thursday from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m.-11 p.m.; (310) 359-9555.
Pitfire Artisan Pizza is a Los Angeles-based restaurant company first opened in 1997 by Paul Hibler and David Sanfield. Other locations are in North Hollywood, Downtown Los Angeles, Westwood, Mar Vista, West Hollywood and Costa Mesa.