Pizza Moda. Photo: Emilie Raguso
Jeff Davis, owner of Pizza Moda. Photos: Emilie Raguso

Come along with Nosh as we explore East Bay restaurants in photographs. This week we focus on Pizza Moda, at 1401 University Ave. in Berkeley. (Click to see the menu.) Ingredients are said to be local, organic and sustainable, and gluten-free pizzas are available for $2 extra. Every Wednesday, every bottle of wine costs $15. If you’ve tried the spots we feature, please let us know about your experience in the comments below. If you’d like to submit your own photo gallery for consideration from a meal you enjoyed, email for more information. You can also add photographs to our Flickr group. (Photos by Emilie Raguso.)

Pizza Moda. Photo: Emilie Raguso
Upper left, spaghetti with pancetta, garlic, lemon and olives. Lower right, pancetta pizza with tomato sauce, mozzarella, kale and chili flakes

Pizza Moda. Photo: Emilie Raguso
Avocado and citrus salad with shaved fennel and watercress
Pizza Moda. Photo: Emilie Raguso
Black olive pizza with tomato sauce, feta and mozzarella
Pizza Moda. Photo: Emilie Raguso
Arugula salad with toasted sunflower and pumpkin seeds and pecorino cheese
Pizza Moda. Photo: Emilie Raguso
Clockwise from upper left: mushroom pizza with garlic, mozzarella and truffle oil; fritto misto: breaded and lightly fried winter vegetables with aioli; margherita pizza with tomato sauce, basil and mozzarella; chicory salad with pancetta and toasted almonds
Pizza Moda. Photo: Emilie Raguso
Kabocha squash pizza with red onion, mozzarella and blue cheese
Pizza Moda. Photo: Emilie Raguso
Caesar salad with garlic croutons and parmesan
Pizza Moda. Photo: Emilie Raguso
Calabrian chili pizza with tomato sauce, garlic, oregano and mozzarella
Pizza Moda. Photo: Emilie Raguso
Apple, pear and cranberry crisp served warm with a scoop of organic vanilla ice cream

The restaurant invited Nosh to try its offerings with a complimentary meal.

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[Editor’s Note: Pizza Moda treated Nosh to dinner while the photographs above were taken.]

Emilie Raguso (former senior editor, news) joined Berkeleyside in 2012 and covered politics, public safety and development until her departure in 2022. In 2017, Emilie was named Journalist of the Year...