Villa del Balbianello in San Rafael, California, has been named the new home of the Pizza Express, the first pizza restaurant in the United States to be certified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a vegan restaurant.
The restaurant has been serving vegan pizza since October and will be the first Pizza Express restaurant in California.
Pizza Express is also the first U.s. pizza restaurant to be accredited by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
The news was first reported by News24.
The restaurant is located at 825 E. San Rafael Avenue.
A spokesperson for Pizza Express told News24 the restaurant is working on making the pizza in-house and will also be able to use more sustainable ingredients.
“We are working to ensure that the ingredients that we use are as fair and sustainable as possible.
The menu has been made in house by our own team and we are constantly evolving the menu based on what we are seeing in our community,” the spokesperson said.
Villa del Balbiñello is a community of 1,500 residents, and serves up about 10,000 square feet of space.
There will be a variety of pizzas to choose from, including a chicken parmigiana with fresh basil, roasted eggplant and crispy mozzarella, and a pepperoni pizza with fresh peppers, roasted tomatoes, red onions, garlic and basil.
In the restaurant’s announcement, the Pizza Empire team explained that it is not a fast-casual restaurant, but instead serves traditional pizza.
“We serve our food in small batches, with our team of chefs carefully selecting the ingredients for each slice, and we do our best to pair them with delicious toppings, sauces and desserts.
This is how we have created the pizzas at Villa del Balbia that you can enjoy for lunch, dinner, or a night out.”
The Pizza Express will be open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and will offer a wide variety of sandwiches and salads.
For more information, visit the Pizza Empire website at http://www.pizzemans-pizza-express.com.