The name Del Popolo means ‘of the people’ and stems from a belief in the simple and egalitarian nature of pizza. Located in San Francisco, with everything prepared in-house by owner and operator Jonathan Darsky who specializes in the pizza, along with Chef de Cuisine Jeffrey Hayden, who handles all other aspects of the menu, including the small plates the restaurant is known for, as well as the private events in The Garden. Darksy's thin and perfectly blistered crusts have been called out by The San Francisco Chronicle, 7x7, San Francisco Magazine, Gourmet, Food & Wine Magazine, The New York Times and Sunset Magazine among others.
In addition, Del Popolo also has a mobile pizzeria designed to bring Neapolitan-inspired pizza to the people, rather than drawing them to a fixed location. Designed by Darsky, It features a 5,000-lb Stefano Ferrara wood-fired brick oven inside a deconstructed, modified transatlantic shipping container mounted to a Freightliner M2 truck. The end result is a glass-enclosed exhibition kitchen much as one might find in a restaurant.