Ragazza Adds Backyard Gazebo

Ragazza (311 Divisadero) has added a state-of-the-art heated gazebo to its back patio, meaning you can now enjoy your pizza outdoors no matter how cold, wet, or windy the weather might be.

The folks at Ragazza searched far and wide to find the right solution for their outdoor space. They ended up discovering an Australian company called Celmec, which makes a product called the Heatray umbrella. Electric panels underneath the Heatray's canopy produce radiant heat, which warms people and objects, but not air. That means customers stay warm inside the gazebo without it becoming a sweltering greenhouse.
According to Celmec, the umbrella is designed to withstand winds up to 75 miles an hour. Ragazza will also have large patio umbrellas ready in case it should rain, to ensure that people (and food) can shuttle back and forth between the gazebo and the restaurant without getting wet. The side panels of the gazebo can also easily be removed, which will allow for al-fresco dining on those rare warm San Francisco nights. The new space currently houses one 8-person table and two round tables that can seat up to 5, for a total seating area of 18. It provides a more intimate and serene alternative to the bustling scene of Ragazza's indoor dining area. Seating in the gazebo is available for small parties on a first-come, first-served basis. Parties of 7 or more are asked to call ahead. You'll also be able to rent out the entire gazebo for private parties. There's a food and beverage minimum equal to the greater of $50 per person or $600 total. To book the gazebo, or to get more information, email ragazzareservations [at] gmail {{dot}} com. In the meantime, enjoy a few more shots of gazebo porn:

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Ragazza adds backyard gazebo