At Vesta Redwood City for a family birthday dinner, I got the Vegan Pesto pizza – pistachio pesto, spinach and tomato sauce for 17.00. When the pie came out to the table, I was a little worried it might be too plain but the taste was fantastic.
So simple but that thin crust, wood-fired pizza is packed full of flavor. Plenty of red sauce for maximum umami and just the right amount of spinach. A cheese-less pizza but trust me, you’re not going to miss the cheese, not with the extra-good pesto.
While I’m always pleased as punch to find one clearly marked vegan item on the menu (that’s good and not an afterthought), I wish Vesta made a few more of their dishes vegan. The rest of the table enjoyed the small plate roasted cauliflower with toasted almonds, currants, serrano chili and breadcrumbs. I’m told it’s really good, but it’s made with honey. So close…
Vesta Redwood City
Located in downtown Redwood City, it can get busy and a little noisy at Vesta. Serving handcrafted wood-fired pizzas and small plates, there’s something on the menu for everyone. Attempted to eat there before at lunchtime but they were packed. Best to make reservations unless you don’t mind waiting.