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New Hot Spots to Visit in Napa Valley this Summer

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Live Fire Pizza opened at the Oxbow Public Market in Napa in June 2017. They serve dine-in or to-go California style wood-fired pizza, Italian sandwiches and local salads. Liza Shaw, former executive chef of San Francisco’s A16 and consultant to Redd Wood in Yountville, was enlisted for LiveFire’s menu development and chef team training.

Jennifer Singer

As editor of the Visit Napa Valley blog, Jennifer brings you the Napa Valley experience with tales of tastes, treats and trips.

ZAGAT – 11 Pizzas You Need to Try Right Now in San Francisco

Zagat Article Here


There’s never been a better time to be a local pizza lover. Yes, stalwarts like Ciccio, Del Popolo and Pizzeria Delfina are as great as ever. But, as these 9 pizzas prove, the new guard of pizzaiolos are just as special. From a zany hot dog concoction at ​Katani Pizza to foldable East Coast–style pies at Casey’s new storefront, these pizzas will make you want to grab an extra slice — or three.

Sausage at Live Fire Pizza
Consulting chef Liza Shaw, A16’s former executive chef and the chef-owner of SoMa’s much-missed Merigan Sub Shop, helped create the pies for this newcomer that gives the Oxbow Market a key addition to the competitive Napa Valley pizza scene. Live Fire’s pies are on-the-mark classic Neapolitan, whether you want one topped with calamari or simply tomato (vegan). One standout is this deftly balanced combo of pork sausage (from fellow Oxbow neighbor, Fatted Calf), spinach, red onion and chile peppers.

Price: $18

644 1st St., Napa; 707-346-3993

CHERYLSFOOD | Live Fire Pizza – Oxbow Market

Restaurant Reviews

When you’re invited to a pizza party, you say yes! Live Fire Pizza is a new addition to Napa’s Oxbow Public Market where you can enjoy pizza and other side dishes at the bar or outside in the outdoor seating area. I got to attend a media preview (thanks to Emily with Emily Martin Communication & Events), where I was able to try almost every pizza on the menu! Let me just say that every pizza was delicious. By the way, if you’re a wine + pizza type of gal, Live Fire Pizza is a must to visit. read more

Janet Fletcher’s Planet Cheese | My Kind of Cheese Pie

by Janet Fletcher

See published article here.

I enjoy a good pizza Margherita, but typically my favorite pies don’t have tomato sauce. Pizza bianca—a “white” pizza—is always my preference, and Liza Shaw shares that taste. The consulting chef at the new Live Fire Pizza in Napa, Shaw is turning out crusty, balanced, wood-oven-seared pies—like this mushroom and radicchio combo—that really flip my switch. I’ve tried four in two days. Of course, what makes white pizza white is the cheese, and Shaw makes some delicious choices on that front. read more

Vineliving Restaurant Spotlight | Live Fire Pizza at Oxbow Market

by Mallory Uran

Live Fire Pizza at the Oxbow Market opened just a few weeks ago! I was invited to experience their offerings during a blogger gathering. We were treated to a pizza making demo and a presentation of their wine list from Master Sommelier Peter Grannoff who manages the wine program at the Wine Merchant at Oxbow, he was tasked to help create their wine list. The owners of Live Fire enlisted industry veteran Liza Shaw to help cultivate their California inspired wood fired pizza options. Liza is also well known for helping create the offerings at Redd Wood in Yountville, as well as A16 in San Francisco. read more

LiveFire Pizza headed to Napa’s Oxbow

Exterioir photo of the Oxbow MarketBy  

LiveFire Pizza, slated to open spring 2017 in Napa’s Oxbow Public Market, will basically be a new iteration of the LiveFire pizza in the Napa Farms Market in the San Francisco International Airport. The project, which will replace Ca Momi, will be led by industry vets Michael Levine, Scott Rodrick and Ervan Lim.

The menu will be focused on California style wood-fired pizza, and yes, there will also be Italian sandwiches.

The space will have indoor and outdoor seating, both dine-in and to-go services, and a wine bar.


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