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Step onto the balcony at Rose Pizzeria and you’ll feel like you’re about to eat a meal in a friend’s cozy backyard. Roses line the patio, wine is served in mismatched, goblet-like glasses, and the staff is welcoming and chatty. The casual Berkeley spot also happens to churn out excellent pizzas. They’re thin crust, crispy, and slightly charred. And the topping combinations, like sausage and caramelized fennel, and burrata and garlic confit, are so well-prepared and flavorful that we’d eat them on their own. Pair the pies with a glass of pét nat and a spicy miso caesar salad and there’s really no way to go wrong here. Come any time you want to catch up with friends or go on a date and split a few pies in this homey space.

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