Discover the places where you will find the best pizza in SF. My list includes options for every budget. I've also added in a few places where you can casually grab a slice or enjoy a sit down experience where you can savor an entire pie.
Many of the best options are in North Beach. However, you will also find some great pizza places in the Mission, Nob Hill, and Pacific Heights.
Baonecci Ristorante is one of my favorite Italian restaurants. It's also a great find if you are looking for the best, thin crust pizza in SF. The crust is handmade daily and it's simply amazing. If you love thin crust pizza, then head over to Baonecci Ristorante.
They are open for dinner Monday – Saturday and also Saturday for lunch. They are closed on Sunday.
Average Price: Regular pizzas are $18.95, specialty pizzas are $19.95
Address: 516 Green Street
District: North Beach
Golden Boy Pizza is a long standing pizza restaurant in the North Beach District. It's one of my favorite places to grab a slice, and sometimes a beer, for lunch or a quick dinner. They serve pizza by the slice or you can order an entire pie. The slices are thick, so you can usually get away with just one slice a person.
Their specialty is the garlic clam pizza, although I usually steer toward the pepperoni or veggie pesto slices. They have a quick customer turnover, so you can always find a place to sit. You will often find a small line, but not to worry as their ordering station is right inside the front door. Make sure to order first before heading inside to find a seat.
Average Price: Slices are $2.75 to $3.75, full pizzas are $35.00 to $48.00 each
Address: 542 Green Street
District: North Beach
Little Star Pizza is always on the top of my list when I want to head out for pizza. Their menu features both deep dish and thin crust options. You can either order one of their preplanned pizzas or create your own.
Their deep-dish pizza is incredible and VERY filling. Because of that very reason, I often order their Pesto Chicken or White Pie thin crust pizzas. Unlike most pizzerias, their pizza crusts are made out of cornmeal and have a very distinct flavor. They have two locations in San Francisco.
Average Price: Pizzas range from around $13 to $26 each
Western Addition/NOPA Location
Address: 846 Divisadero Street
Address: 400 Valencia
Pizzeria Delfina is a pizza place very popular with the locals. They offer two locations, one in the Mission District and one in Pacific Heights. The key to their success is they use basic, fresh ingredients and their food is delicious and consistent.
They offer traditional pizzas such as four cheese and Margarita. They mix the traditional options with creative ones such as Broccoli Raab and Clam Pie. They offer just a few other dishes, but their focus is on pizza.
Average Price: Pizzas are $10.50 to $19.00 each
Address: 3611 18th Street
Address: 2406 California Street
Tony's Pizza Napoletana is the creation of Tony Gemignani, an 11-time winner of the World Pizza Championship in Italy. He was the first American to win this award. Their kitchen houses seven different types of pizza ovens, so they pretty much have any type of pizza you could ever imagine.
Last time I was there, I was able to try their limited quantity Sausage and Stout Pizza. It is a wood-fired Napoletana pizza with handmade dough that includes Guinness beer. It was a little pricey, but it was amazing.
If you are a pizza connoisseur or just want that chance to try a pizza that is different from anything else you've ever tried, then stop by Tony's for lunch or dinner.Average Price: $15 to $41 a Pizza
6. Carmel Pizza Company: Fisherman's Wharf, 2826 Jones Street, $9 to $15 per pizza
7. Il Casaro Pizzeria & Mozzarella Bar: North Beach, 348 Columbus Avenue, $12 to $17 per pizza
8. Luisa's Pizza and Pasta: Nob Hill, 1550 California Street, $18 to $22 per pizza
9. Patxi's Pizza: Hayes Valley, 511 Hayes Street, $12 to $36 each
10. Delarosa: Financial District, 37 Yerba Buena Lane, $10 to $16 each
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