Slice of SF's Bay Area Pizza Reviews

Every Single Slice of SF Review, Rated

a Mano - 450 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102
For a very hyped restaurant, it was underwhelming. The pasta deserves recognition but the pizza does not. The low-hydration dough gets really crunchy and the roof of your mouth with end up more shredded than @terrycrews . Worth a try but I’d probably order pasta. A perk: the pizza is fairly priced.
Rating: 7.3

Al Hamra Indian Pizza and Curry - 3083 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Al Hamra Indian Pizza and Cuisine is yet another Bay Area spot pumping out pies topped with classic Indian tastes. While all of these spots serve up a flavorful bite, for most, it seems like the dough is an afterthought (excluding Zante for one, who clearly works hard on their unique and delicious, spiced dough). The pizza here was entirely screen-baked, too thick, and too dense. More importantly, they served me some very unsafe food. Look at the last photos and you will see that a big piece of plastic wrap was baked into the crust...seriously. So, while this bite may have tasted pretty good, I need to be kind of harsh here. Low quality pizza and unsafe food means I’m not coming back. Go to Zante instead and you’ll be way happier...and safer.
Rating: 3.1

All Good Pizza - 1605 Jerrold Ave, San Francisco, CA 94124
This place is so cool. Located in the Bay View neighborhood, this spot was founded by Iowa born but true SF local, Kristin. She started this restaurant to support her community by sourcing local produce (I mean neighborhood level local) and offering delicious, affordable food. Most importantly, it has always worked the way she wanted. Kristin figured out how to encompass both her life experiences and passions all under one roof...or lack thereof.
As for the pizza, it is thin, crisp, and flavorful. Her time spent living with a pizza-family in Sienna, Italy clearly helped. She also offers a plethora of options to satisfy any pizza palette. This pie was a margherita with Calabrian chilis and honey...all good. The garden vibe definitely reminded me of @humblepie_seattle. Thanks for being you, Kristin.
Rating: 8.7

Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria - Various Locations
This is a mediocre delivery chain that isn't as "east coast" as they say but gets the job done...definitely convenient.
Rating: 5.9

Arinell Pizza - 509 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Slightly above average, authentic NY style. Crisp, thin but a bit floppy. Their sicilian is definitely their best item.
Rating: 7.6

Arizmendi Bakery - 1272 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Arizmendi Bakery is a Bay Area staple with a daily rotating slice of whatever is fresh. Their mission is admirable and their pizza is fine. The baked goods are awesome!
Rating: 7.1

Artichoke Basille's Pizza - 2590 Durant Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
This is the first franchise experience of Artichoke that I’ve had but I grew up with Artichoke in NYC. While the pizza didn’t taste the exact same, it was really, really close. I don’t like that creamy artichoke slice but the crab one is weirdly good. My favorite is the Sicilian. The best thing about artichoke is the classic NY style base and their amazingly flavorful sauce. I also love the fact that they top all slices with freshly grated Parmesan. Open late.
Rating: 7.9

Atlas Cafe - 3049 20th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Stepping outside of my wheelhouse on this one and I know this is going to annoy purists...sorry I’m not sorry. Atlas Cafe is over 20 years old and is a beloved cafe, hangout, gallery, music venue, and workspace for all kinds of people. They have jazz every Thursday and Friday along with a selection of flavorful, healthy, homemade bites. I went for the jazz and stayed for my first vegan pizza ever. It is tomato based topped with beets, sweet potatoes, tofu, and avocado. While this is well outside the confines of your typical pizza, it was a tasty, flatbread-style bite. Their other pizzas are much more familiar and look like the ideal brain food for a cafe. The crust was a bit dry and cracker-y but the toppings saved the day. This is also probably the most appropriately priced restaurant in the city. Check it out for the vibes alone!
Rating: 6.8

A16 - 2355 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123
A16 has tasty Neapolitan pizza with creative and fresh toppings. The scissors are a nice touch but the dough left something to be desired but the sauce had enough zip to bring it back up. Solid.
Rating: 7.4

Baiano Pizzeria - 100 Gough St, San Francisco, CA 94102
This pizza tasted like dry cardboard and the ingredients had been baked beyond the point of no return.
Rating: 4.1

Bar Bocce - 1250 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965
They serve deceptively good wood-fired pizza here that go very well with the copious amounts of alcohol you're likely to consume.
Rating: 7.4

Barbara Pinseria & Cocktail Bar - 431 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133
The pinsa here is different and delectable. The 72-hour fermented dough is a delicious base for toppings like truffles, pesto, prosciutto, buffalo mozzarella, and much more. Also, the dough is lower in calories than normal pizza so it’s basically a salad. This spot is in a bright new space in busy North Beach and is great for a date or easy weeknight dinner.
Rating: 8.1

Bare Knuckle Pizza - 351 12th St, Oakland, CA 94607
This under-the-radar, neighborhood Neapolitan spot in Oakland is a gem. Their wood-fired pies are beautifully charred next to a roaring fire inside of a beautiful oven. The owner, Viet Nguyen has been making pizza for over 20 years and it shows. This shop is his homage to the east coast greats like @grimaldispizzeria, @lucali_bk, and @pauliegee123. Another example of East Bay pizza crushing it.
Rating: 8.3

Beer Nerds - 3331 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
While the beer selection was exciting and served in fun beakers, the pizza was not. The cheese slices were over-cooked on the reheat. The dough was definitely under-proofed too. I think they could be good but they didn’t try. The whole thing took a while and felt careless. Go here for the beer but skip the pizza.
Rating: 5.6

Bellissimo Pizza - 920 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94109
This place is bad, late-night pizza on its best day. Avoid.
Rating: 1.8

Benchmark Oakland - 499 9th St, Oakland, CA 94607
They are more proof that Oakland is the Pizza Capital of the Bay Area. My meal was fresh, local, approachable, and pleasant. The neo-Neapolitan pies from Benchmark masterfully blend chew and crisp with a perfect char and a profoundly flavorful dough. Pictured is their signature fried sage pizza with brown butter and lemon (our server added sausage because she knows what’s up). House made Calabrian chili hot sauce was an amazing compliment too! The lemon breadcrumb pasta, Caesar salad, and buttermilk panna cotta were all excellent and fairly priced...leaving me wondering how many days it will be before everyone finds out about this place. Imagine waking up from a dream and hearing yourself say out loud “wait don’t waste the pizza” the day after a meal...because that happened. So could say it was good. The restaurant is just a relaxed and overall nice place to be. Give them a try, you won’t be disappointed.
Rating: 8.6

Beretta - 1199 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Very busy and hyped, this place is owned by the same people as a Mano and Delarosa. The best stuff here is served at brunch.
Rating: 7.3

Bizza - 1463 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117
In the world of conveyer-belt pizza, Bizza was surprisingly fine. They have an insane variety of toppings and offer most pies as slices too...which leads to some hefty za. The crisp of the relatively boring dough was actually pretty nice but the structural integrity lacked for sure. Overall, this place will scratch the itch and comes through in the fun topping department but the slice house is a block away...sooooo....
Rating: 5.7

Blue Line Pizza - Various Locations
My experience at blue line has been a bit better than at the parent, Little Star. That said i don't love their cornmeal crust.
Rating: 7.0

Bluebird Pizzeria - 496 E 14th St, San Leandro, CA 94577
Bluebird in San Leandro is a hidden gem. The owner, Fran, is a New Jersey native who is in there with her son, every day, slinging pies. Her history, passion, and attention to detail shine through her beautiful pizza. My first bite of their plain cheese slice immediately reminded me of home. The slice was crisp and I think what stood out to me most was the sauce. It is uniquely bright and contrasts the cheese so very well. My only critiques are that it could have been a tad thinner and it was also partially screen baked. Without the screen it could have definitely developed a better undercarriage but overall the team at Bluebird does an incredible job. If you find yourself in the area or simply looking for a fun outing, I’d highly recommend checking them out! I’m going back for the Sicilian next time.
Rating: 8.4

Bobby G's Pizzeria - 2072 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
The plain slice here was simple, classic and good. It was a bit floppy and overly cheesed but overall the execution was solid and the price is right. I’m more intrigued by these pan-friend pizzas that they time it’s on. Lucky for me, it was #sfbeerweek so they had a special TRIPLE IPA from Hen Houseon tap. Like Pi Bar this place is an awesome hangout with solid pizza and even better beer.
Rating: 7.3

Boudin Bakery - Various Locations
The pizza here is an $11 disappointment. Terrible cheese. Bland tomatoes. The sourdough crust is the only thing lifting this pizza out of the 2s. Tourists love Boudin for the bread and definitely not the pizza.
Rating: 3.2

Capo's - 641 Vallejo St, San Francisco, CA 94133
There is no better deep dish pizza in the bay area and I would argue that this rivals the best deep dish pizza anywhere. Owned and operated by Tony Gemignani, 13 time world pizza champion, they serve amazing deep dish, cast iron bar pizzas, and a special 4 time baked quattro forni with limited availability.
Rating: 8.9

Casey's Pizza - 1170 4th St, San Francisco, CA 94158
Casey’s does upscale east coast pizza well. The ingredients are carefully sourced, the specials are seasonal, and the menu has options that can satisfy any palette. They also have fantastic beer and pepperoni from the spectacular Ezzo Sausage Co. I only wish my pie spent a bit longer in the oven. I’ll be returning...especially next baseball season (it’s near the @sfgiants stadium).
Rating: 7.9

Cellarmaker House of Pizza - 3193 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110
The first time I came by, I was not blown away but now they have got it dialed in. It is airy and moist, has a beautifully crisp and cheesy edge, and their toppings are excellent. Very impressed with their improvement over the first few months. Please keep it coming...especially the awesome experimental beers and pizzas!
Rating: 8.2

CENTO Osteria - 100 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA 94107
The pizza from the talented team here is different. There is a distinct tang on the base that comes from both a 72-hour fermentation and a unique blend of flours. Furthermore, every component of this pizza is made in-house (even the cheese!) and that work all comes through in the final product. I think my favorite bite was the spicy salami pizza with their house made hot sauce (which is 🔥). It had a nice smokey flavor from that almond wood in the oven. By the way, they trained in the kitchen at the Three Michelin-starred Saison so you could say they have a decent background (read: they are super f***ing talented). More about them to follow.
Rating: 8.4

Che Fico - 838 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117
While the wait and service here are terrible, the pizza and all of the other food is incredible. Good luck getting in but when you do, try the pineapple pizza because it is unique.
Rating: 8.7

The Cheeseboard Pizza - 1512 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709
This is easily one of the most famous businesses in the Bay Area. The way they support local business, focus on sustainability, and serve their community is commendable. When it comes to ingredient quality, this place does it right. The toppings are so, so fresh and the cheese is incredible. The pizza itself leaves quite a bit to be desired, though. My crust was burnt and I was pretty underwhelmed. That green sauce helped make up for the weaker base. All that is to say, I’ll continue to support them. Their popularity speaks to the community they have built.
Rating: 7.0

Costco - Various Locations
Classic, not good pizza that is somehow delicious...I prefer a chicken bake though...
Rating: 2.3

Cotogna - 490 Pacific Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133
So many people have told me it is their favorite spot in the city but I don’t really get it. The pastas were delicious but absolutely nothing blew me away. The pizza was disappointing and ultimately not worth the hassle. It was floppy and under-baked...really just lacked flavor in the dough. This goes to show that pizza is a craft in and of itself. Just because someone is a talented chef doesn’t mean they can make a great pizza.
Rating: 7.3

Crossroad Pizzeria - 1596 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102
I thought this bite would be worse that it was. @crossroadpizzeriasf is a newer spot in Hayes Valley and they happen to offer a @flaminhotcheetos pizza which I have yet to see. That is exactly what I ordered and I am embarrassed by how much I enjoyed it. This is complete stoner food but the spice on the Cheetos added something to the bland, dense, off-looking, yet properly-baked crust. They have some iterating to do but if you are stoned, this might be the bite for you.
Rating: 4.9

Del Popolo - 855 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94108
This place is amazing. Their wood-fired, neo-neapolitan pies have a decent funk to them that I really enjoy. Their pies are different and beautifully crafted with only the freshest ingredients.
Rating: 8.7

Delarosa - Various Locations
Very carelessly assembled pizza on flavorless dough. Not terrible but not great or worth the hype.
Rating: 6.5

Deja Vu Pizza & Pasta - 3227 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
I don’t get these made-to-order slices. Why are there lots of hole-in-the wall slice shops that basically just make triangle-shaped, personal pies and call them slices. Not only will they obliterate the roof of your mouth but they also won’t have proper topping coverage. The one perk of the pizza from Deja Vu Pizza in the Mission: there is a lot of value here. It is basically two slices for $5 and at least you know it is fresh. Better than you can say about most. Bonus for the crisp.
Rating: 5.9

DNA Pizza - 371 11th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Over $6 for a slice...are you kidding? The excessive cheese coupled with mediocre topping quality makes this a desperation spot only. Maybe I’ll return at 4am...maybe.
Rating: 4.9

Donairo's Pizza - 6905 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94121
This stuff isn’t good. Donairo’s in the Richmond tastes slightly better than Nizario’s and would pass for desperation pizza...maybe. Good thing this place is close enough to Pizzetta 211 or Fiorella so just go there.
Rating: 3.9

Doppio Zero - 395 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102
I knew this place was going to be good when I was greeted by someone with a tenuous grasp on the English language. I really liked the Neapolitan pies here. Everything just tasted fresh and the food comes out so fast. They also are one of the few spots in SF with the VPN certification. Can be inconsistent.
Rating: 7.9

Drake's Dealership - 2325 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612
@drakesbeer is known for craft brew but they have a few outposts that actually made some great pizza. @drakesdealership in Oakland has a wide selection of New Haven style apizza...which always gives me pause. I immediately start comparing to the likes of @frank_pepes_pizzeria, @sallys_apizza, etc. Against all odds, I still very much enjoyed mine. Atypically shaped slices of thin, crisp pizza is always delicious and when paired with one of their great beers, you can’t really go wrong. The pizzas are wood fired which adds a nice smoky flavor. However, there was definitely excess flour on the bottom of the pies and some of ours really could have stood to spend more time in the oven. Overall I enjoyed the variety of options and quality of toppings, favorites being the merret and bulgogi. The space is awesome and the beer is great but the pizza won’t leave you disappointed either.
Rating: 7.7

El Dorado Kitchen - 405 1st St W, Sonoma, CA 95476
While this is not a pizza place, they offer a nice flatbread option! The base was crisp and flavorful, surprisingly enough. The mushrooms were fresh and the truffle oil made it rich. If you spend the day up here I’d recommend this for your lunch break. It’ll help soak up all the fancy grape juice.
Rating: 7.6

Emilia’s Pizzeria - 2995 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
Emilia's is a quirky hole in the wall serving amazing, New York style, whole pies that must be preordered on the phone or through the website. Trust me, it is worth the hassle.
Rating: 9.1

Escape from New York Pizza - Various Locations
Decent NY slices with the potato pesting being the most special.
Rating: 7.0

Extreme Pizza - Various Locations
Not good and insanely floppy.
Rating: 1.4

Fifth Arrow - 430 Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94102
It took me long enough but I finally got to Fifth Arrow, a bowling alley with food quite a few bowling leagues above those gross nachos you’re used to. The salad was the best bite but the pizzas are well crafted as well. My complaint is that the slices were floppier than the pins after it’s my turn to bowl. I would liken the Margherita pizza to a spare rather than a strike. The crust was also way too much of the pizza. Their saving grace is the fact that the dough has a delicious flavor as did the sauce. They carefully craft their pizza but it could use some refining.
Rating: 7.3

Fiorella - Polk and Clement Locations
This is some of the best (maybe THE best) Neapolitan pizza in the bay area. They also have wonderful brunch, pastas...and everything.
Rating: 9.2

Firepie - 3498 Cesar Chavez, San Francisco, CA 94110
Firepie is oak-fired pizza that was meant to be baked for longer than it was…
Rating: 5.9

Flour + Water - 2401 Harrison St, San Francisco, CA 94110
This place is incredible. Neo-Neapolitan pizza unlike anything I've ever had. It is worth the hassle of getting in. Their pasta is also amazing.
Rating: 9.1

Flour + Water Pizzeria - 702 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110
For starters, it is really good and their food (pizza and beyond) matches or exceeds the quality you’d expect from anything associated with @flourandwatersf. All of the pies get a thin layer of aged mozzarella before anything else. They are then topped with only the highest quality ingredients. There is also a welcome variety of white and red pizzas, somewhat of a rarity. The margherita is simple yet unique and well done. The kale pizza with whole cloves of garlic confit that melt in your mouth was close to a spiritual experience. My one critique is that the crust was a bit dry. It seems like the pizza bakes for too long and the amazingly light, crispy crust loses some of its much desired moisture content. By and large this is easily one of the best pizzas in San Francisco and you can even get takeout. If you don’t go here you’re making a mistake.
Rating: 8.9

Gather - 2200 Oxford St, Berkeley, CA 94704
I just learned that Gather serves pizza so I had to go give it a shot. The inventive, highly diverse menu made it tough to decide what to get but eventually I managed. The meal started with some of the best brussels sprouts I’ve ever eaten and a couple of the Wine Wednesday $5 glasses. After getting nice and lubricated, I tried a unique, veggie curry alongside the “Mozzarella Pizza” (Read: cheese pizza) with pancetta—weird things to order together, I know...and I don’t care. The curry was packed with flavor and lots of fresh vegetables. The pizza was a bit under-baked for my taste—not the highlight of the meal—though flavorful nonetheless. I will be back at Gather for those brussels sprouts alone and maybe even for the brunch pie!
Rating: 7.2

Gialina - 2842 Diamond St, San Francisco, CA 94131
Gialina is a staple out in Glen Park, a quiet neighborhood south of the Mission. It is owned by the same folks as Ardiana and Ragazza so I expected a similar experience but everything about Gialina was better: the friendly servers, the pizza, the families and young kids frolicking all around. It was hard not to jump all over those delicious-looking pasta dishes or fresh appetizers but I came for pizza. The red pie pictured is the atomica, a slightly spicy yet sharp and earthy pie featuring mushrooms and Calabrian chilies. The white pie is Yukon gold potato with bacon. Both were delicious in their own right and impressively crisp. The crust was significantly lighter than expected but the dough also tasted like it was made day of, thus lacking some flavor. This place is definitely an example of California pizza, showcasing the best ingredients of the season. If you’re in the area, I would stop in or even make a trip just to change it up. Keep on keeping Glen Park fed, Gialina.
Rating: 7.6

Gioia Pizzeria - Berkeley and Hayes Valley Locations
Originally from the East Bay, Gioia is a solid New York-esque slice with a more buttery crust. There is slightly inconsistent, INTENSE charring at times but overall I very much enjoyed it. The Julian is my favorite slice (kale and sausage). They also have awesome chicken parm!
Rating: 7.6

Goat Hill Pizza - Various locations
The main location feels like your neighborhood family pizzeria. It is cozy and inviting. Their sourdough crust, while a bit thick, is unlike anything I’ve had here. I really liked the flavor of each component and they got along as well as bad decisions and tequila. Worth a visit. (Bonus tip, Monday is family night featuring all-you-can-eat slices!)
Rating: 8.0

Gochee’s - 2 Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, CA 94111
For an impulsive FiDi lunch, Gochees pizza was way less bad than I expected. Screen-baked and definitely a bit thick, this slice still hit the spot. It at least had a slight crisp to it and didn’t have overly sweet sauce. The rubbery cheese wasn’t my favorite though. If you have low expectations, you might enjoy yourself here. What is your favorite FiDi lunch spot?
Rating: 5.0

Golden Boy - 542 Green St, San Francisco, CA 94133
Golden Boy is an ultra-hyped, albeit delicious doughy square slice shop. My favorite slice is the clam but whatever you pick you'll be happy. These are unique BUT pick your time wisely...the line sucks.
Rating: 8.0

Gusto Pinsa Romana - 1000 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94109
First thoughts: tiny, cute, Italian, on a hill, long wait, etc. Pinsa usually is not my favorite but this was quite pleasant. It was definitely overly cheesy but very well baked with a wonderful contrast of crunch and chew. Apparently it is basically health food (fewer calories in the dough) but this was über rich. I got the Montenara and the Margherita which I enjoyed but wanted about half the heft to each slice. Give em a shot as they fine tune but don’t count on a quick meal.
Rating: 6.9

Il Casaro - North Beach and Castro Locations
Traditional Neapolitan pizza done very well. The Church Street location has a slightly broader menu.
Rating: 8.5

Irving Pizza - 928 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94109
If you happen to ever be drinking around the Tenderloin then you probably will stumble in here. And, for pretty typical, ehh-looking, mass-produced pizza, it was better than expected. In the spirit of giving, I will give a fine rating.
Rating: 5.1

Jersey Pizza - 145 2nd St, San Francisco, CA 94105
Jersey has cupping pepperoni and New York-esque pizza. It is good and they have some solid deals but nothing mind-blowing.
Rating: 7.2

Jules Thin Crust - 5804 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618
Though I had just eaten an entire deep dish pizza across the street, I had to take the opportunity to try out @julesthincrust! Their name is descriptive because this pizza dough is more like a cracker than a standard pizza dough. They sell long, narrow, and thin crust smirk pies with many topping combos that are basically the perfect sidewalk or bar snack to me. This bbq chicken slice reminded me of @californiapizzakitchen but thinner. To say I enjoyed myself isn’t entirely accurate but to their credit, I started this review very, VERY behind…It definitely tasted good and I definitely didn’t finish it. I think if you’re looking for an easy, quick bite then Jules will get it done but I probably wouldn’t head here for a big dinner with friends or order this for delivery. I can only imagine what happens to this thing when it travels far.
Rating: 5.5

Kezar Pizzetta - 775 Frederick St, San Francisco, CA 94117
My first impression was that they had a unique menu and good beers. Their topping combinations are atypical to say the least but they are all very carefully developed. You can taste quality in their ingredients and care in the preparation. We got numbers two and three (menu pictured) and were very pleased. The pie with humboldt fog goat cheese, greens, leeks and mushrooms was a taste sensation I haven’t yet experienced and for that, they deserve credit. The base is VERY normal and neither special nor disappointing. It is baked beautifully too. If you are near by, you should definitely think about going. @rigdeez approved.
Rating: 7.9

Lagunitas Brewing Company - 1280 N McDowell Blvd, Petaluma, CA 94954
The beer is incredible and the atmosphere/live music is awesome. Would recommend. These flatbreads are a welcome addition to the drinking foods they offer. But, on the general scale of pizza, it was decent.
Rating: 6.5

Leaning Tower of Pizza - 498 Wesley Ave, Oakland, CA 94606
Leaning Tower is easily one of the best, most innovative pizzerias in the Bay Area. They are always works to grow, experiment and improve. From unique combos and wildly interesting dough, I can't get enough. They also make a mean Detroit Style Pizza!
Rating: 9.3

Liguria Bakery - 1700 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94133
Authentic is the first word that comes to mind when you think of Liguria Bakery. Founded, owned and operated by the Soracco family in the early 1900s, this place does one thing and they do it well, focaccia. Their options are not wild and crazy or funky and confusing but rather simple and well-executed (and I mean really well executed). This stuff is fantastic. Even more amazing is the fact that their oven has been functioning for over 107 years! Note that their hours are incredibly inconvenient. Tuesday-Saturday from 8am-2pm, you can take a stab and securing this uniquely delicious focaccia the way @teslamotors secures funding. But go early because they will almost definitely sell out.
Rating: 9.0

Little Caesars Pizza - Various Locations
The day has finally come. The most anticipated review yet. After much begging, I finally tried @littlecaesars and I must say, you can’t beat the value. At $4 per Detroit Style Pie, you’re essentially losing money when you don’t go here. Is it doughy? Yes. Is it chewy? Absolutely. Does the sauce/cheese taste like a bowling alley? Indubitably. Will I get this again? You bet your a** I will. Shoutout to @zackpizzabikes for encouraging me to try this and @pizzaman_420 for pulling the trigger on the order. @squarepieguys should take notes.
Rating: 4.0

Little Star Pizza - Various Locations
Little Star has a lot of hype. It’s decent. Not amazing. The thin crust is okay and the deep dish is okay but has WAY too much cornmeal.
Rating: 6.7

Long Bridge Pizza Co. - 2347 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94107
They have fun creative pies as well as your classic staples. The crust was delicious and the toppings were flavorful and perfectly distributed. I only wish the bottom has a bit more crisp to it and there was perhaps a bit less cheese. Pictured are the sweet and spicy Hot ‘n Honey pie as well as the standard Margherita. Do yourself a favor and get here. (Also there are awesome places like Harmonic Brewing right around the corner...)
Rating: 8.8

Marcello's Pizza - 420 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114
I did not expect this slice to be as good as it was but the pesto mushroom from Marcello’s on Castro was pretty damn delicious. Really appreciate the followers recs. By the way, they have a rotating oven with multiple layers that is mesmerizing. Cranky staff makes it authentic right? Just please reheat it more next time.
Rating: 8.1

Marina Pizza & Caffe - 2139 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123
This pizza is not good. The marina is not known for food and this floppy, luke-warm, bland slice is no exception. Even after a disappointing, long night, Marina Pizza won’t comfort you.
Rating: 3.1

The Mill - 736 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Unique sourdough pizza served at one of SF’s best bakeries. They offer cheese, pepperoni and a seasonal, weekly-rotating slice as well.
Rating: 9.0

MONTESACRO Pinseria SF - 510 Stevenson St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Montesacro serves good food in a unique, quirky environment. They serve traditional Roman style pinsa and it is solid though light in the topping department.
Rating: 6.7

Mozzeria - 3228 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Mozzeria is a special dining experience. The all deaf staff has a great system for communication and also makes a good, traditional Neapolitan pie. Fun topping choices too like Peking duck.
Rating: 7.3

Mustafio's Pizza - 1116 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109
Mustafio’s Pizza, for some odd reason, hits me right in the nostalgia. Is this objectively “good quality pizza?” Probably not. However, I rather enjoyed the oily and dense dough, the toppings about twice as thick as the crust...somehow it is comforting. I’d say this fits the bill of easy drunk pizza and not much else but something about it gets me. Pictured is their fresh tomato slice (they didn’t have any regular cheese at the time). Definitely has its place but don’t go looking for it.
Rating: 5.8

Mythic Pizza - 551 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117
If you catch them at the right time this is actually really good. If not, it can be terrible. Inconsistent for sure.
Rating: 6.5

New York Pizza - 690 Main St, Pleasanton, CA 94566
New York Pizza in Pleasanton, CA is definitely not New York Pizza. I’ll hand them back some points because this pie had been sitting for a while but boy was it greasy and thick. On the reheat it was...fine. To rant a bit, the whole NY Pizza thing across the US is a bit annoying in my opinion. I get if you serve an NY style slice but don’t call yourself New York Pizza because you’re objectively incorrect. In this case, you are Pleasanton, California Pizza. Rant over.
Rating: 5.9

Nick’s Pizzeria - Nick’s Pizza, 6211 Shattuck Ave, Oakland, CA 94609
Nick's pizza serves amazing, fresh, rotating pizza by the pie or slice as well as delicious bread and cookies. I do not appreciate the owner's behavior at times, however and do not choose to spend my money here.
Rating: 8.5

Nizario’s Pizza - Multiple Locations
If you’ve drank so much you can’t taste anything then Nizario's is the spot for you.
Rating: 2.1

North Beach Pizza - 1462 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133
North Beach Pizza is greasy and bread-y, kind of like like a grilled cheese your mom made at 8am but you didn’t eat until lunch time. It had fresh shrooms which I appreciate but when in this area I’d stick to the classics.
Rating: 5.6

On the Bridge - 1581 Webster St Ste 206, San Francisco, CA
They serve an okonomiyaki pizza from On The Bridge Restaurant in Japan Town and if you enjoy sweet, savory Japanese flavors, you’ll likely enjoy this. Interestingly enough, the base is a traditional, albeit somewhat doughy, pizza with red sauce and cheese. It is then topped with hoisin, kewpie mayo, bonito, and nori. Totally worth a try for any semi-adventurous eater. The other dish you see is flying fish roe spaghetti accompanied by a wasabi beer. Weird right? No matter what, this restaurant is worth a visit for the atmosphere and charismatic owner. Thank you Patti Smith for the recommendation. I knew your music was influential but not your food tastes.
Rating: 6.9

Oz Pizza - 32 508 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114
This is a mediocre NY slice shop.
Rating: 5.9

The Pizza Shop - 3104 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
New York slices done right.
Rating: 9.0

Paris Pizza & Grill - 448 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133
Why do I subject myself to this kind of thing. Paris pizza is terrible. This place sees as much action as the North Beach strip clubs do on a Tuesday other words, nobody goes here. It sucks. Also, the French aren’t known for their pizza...
Rating: 2.7

Parkside Cafe - 43 Arenal Ave, Stinson Beach, CA 94970
Weekend plans? Check this place out. It’s not far from the city and serves the perfect snack for #beachszn: heavy, sourdough pizza by the slice. While it’s very expensive, you can tell it was carefully made with quality ingredients. I definitely liked it but it’s ticcccc.
Rating: 7.2

Patxi’s Pizza - Various Locations
Variable quality but I have had solid experiences. I don’t care if you count deep dish as pizza because it is delicious. Patxi’s Pizza does a great job balancing their ingredients but I cannot fathom how anybody eats this without destroying their clothes and their mouths.
Rating: 7.5

Pauline's Pizza - CLOSED - 260 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Sadly it is now closed. A classic, long-standing SF institution influenced by the likes of Alice Waters, Pauline's made solid pizza with the season's best ingredients.
Rating: 7.0

Pi Bar - 1432 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110
True to the name, they open at 3:14pm and have one of the best beer lists that I’ve seen in SF. Their PIZZA, though, really surprised me. They have real NY slices, Sicilian on Sunday, and an unbelievable mushroom pie. If you like good beer and familiar, delicious pizza, come by. Mine was a bit over baked but the other’s I saw were not. Benefit of the doubt on that.
Rating: 7.5

Piccino - 1001 Minnesota St, San Francisco, CA 94107
I’ll start by saying this tasted good. The pizzas from @piccinosf are “different,” however and more flatbread-esque. To start, the crust was more like a cracker and baked quite pale. It was crisp, sure, but it had very little browning. The flavor combination of taleggio, speck, asparagus and egg was delicious but the dainty crackers upon which this sat was a bit more like a passed hors devours than a pizza. The single biggest issue here is the fact that you cut the pizza into squares and the egg sat by itself in the middle! Who gets that slice?!?! The winner of the next mega-millions? All of that said, I quite honestly enjoyed my meal and the beet salad we started with was delicious. Piccino is a cute restaurant with a great atmosphere, kind staff, and delicious food. I would recommend ANYONE eat here but I also probably wouldn’t recommend ordering a pizza over all of the other amazing food.
Rating: 6.2

Pink Onion - 64 14th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
I’m not sure what I was expecting from Pink Onion but it was a pleasant surprise. I was immediately greeted by a Sicilian woman with a thick accent and knew that this place would be legit. We decided to order what they said was the “fan favorite.” This pie is the “Tyson Punch-Out,” a mix of sausage, ricotta, mushrooms and green onions. It was delicious and the crust had a way better crisp than I’d expected. The edge was doughy too which was pleasant dipped in the chili oil. It gad a gum-line (thanks for the vocab @Pizzaman_420) and was a bit bland. Overall I really enjoyed it and will definitely go back. Maybe I’ll try some pasta.
Rating: 7.5

Pizzaiolo - 5008 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609
Long and IMPORTANT post ahead: I finally got to try Pizzaiolo and I was impressed. The restaurant is beautiful (great date spot) and the pizza is pretty darn good. However, after eating here I learned a bit more about the restaurant’s disappointing and frankly disgusting past. While I try not to research places before I go, I wish I had in this case. I know that I am reviewing the pizza, not morality and character, but I hope you factor environment, ambiance, and quality of people into your dining decisions (read: vote with your wallet). The margherita and brussels sprout pizzas were delicious, but not even close to good enough to combat the owner’s past. #foodforthought
Rating: 7.8

Pizza Antica - 3600 Mt Diablo Blvd, Lafayette, CA 94549
I hadn’t had a Neapolitan pizza for a little while so I checked out @pizzaantica in Lafayette. They deserve credit for the focus on seasonality since the summer menu highlights fresh tomatoes and corn above all else. I tried a fresh heirloom tomato and buffalo straciatella pizza that kind of blew my mind. The tomatoes burst in my mouth and the tang yet creaminess of the buffalo milk was a perfect contrast for one another. The other pie was perfect comfort food. Covered in corn, bacon, caramelized onions and a lot of cheese, this pie made me want to curl up and take a nap in the best of ways. They were beautifully baked and had a nice chewy crust typical of an authentic Neapolitan pizza. It seemed just slightly under-proofed. Very well done in general, Pizza Antica. I’m impressed.
Rating: 8.1

Pizzeria Avellino - 2769 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123
This is the best New York pizza that the Marina has to offer but that isn't saying much. Don't order by the slice, order a fresh pie.
Rating: 5.8

Pizzeria Delfina - Several locations, original on 18th St.
The quintessential neo-neapolitan pizza in San Francisco. Very strong and some of their seasonal offerings are amazing like the cherry or the porcini pies. Highly consistent across locations.
Rating: 8.1

Pizza My Heart - 209 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010
First stop in Santa Cruz was the original Pizza My Heart in Capitola. Pictured is their famous Big Sur, a classic, NY style slice covered in roasted garlic, pepperoni, mushrooms and green onions. The slice was a bit floppy and could’ve used a slightly longer bake but I really enjoyed it. Also, a shirt is $7 and comes with a slice so you’re losing money if you don’t get one.
Rating: 7.9

The Pizza Place on Noriega - 3901 Noriega St, San Francisco, CA 94122
The Pizza Place on Noriega is clearly a community restaurant. The outside is covered with pizza and beach themed art. The inside has a lot of quirky SF, skateboarding and pizza related paraphernalia. It feels like this place has stayed the same for a long time but they have adopted to changing times by way of craft beer and CBD kombucha. I love everything they stand for from staff treatment to neighborhood pride. I didn’t, however love my pizza. The slice was very floppy and the dough had a chemically taste. The cheese layer was a bit thick and formed a pool of grease. I want to go back for some of the homey looking entrees and to retry the pizza but first pass was not amazing.
Rating: 5.1

PIZZA SQUARED - 885 Brannan St b2, San Francisco, CA 94103
Really solid Detroit style pizza with some unique flavor combos like french onion.
Rating: 8.2

Pizza Zone ‘N Grill - 1116, 178 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Explain why a slice is $7 and a pizza is $20. Pizza Zone N Grill is your run-of-the-mill, late-night spot. Poor ingredients, thick crust, and cranky staff. At least it is open after 2?
Rating: 3.9

PizzaHacker - 3299 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110
PizzaHacker serves charred, neo-neapolitan pizzas with a broad array of topping options. They are a neighborhood staple with a cool vibe and great pizza. The top-shelf Margherita is a MUST!
Rating: 8.5

Pizzelle di North Beach - 314 Columbus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133
The only positive about this place is that they serve a chicken bacon ranch slice. Mediocre pizza that hits the spot when you are desperate.
Rating: 4.8

Pizza Express - 813 Cortland Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110
I’ve been asked by several people to try Pizza Express in bernal heights so I found myself in the neighborhood and gave it a shot. Now, I get why people like it. It is a community staple with kind people behind the counter. They treat their regulars like family and are dependable. That being said, I have a hard time understanding how you can serve this slice to was dry, crunchy, clearly reheated several times just with added cheese...very disappointing. I’ll have to give them another shot for a fresh pie but my first impression was not at all good.
Rating: 3.1

Pizzeria La Bufala - 725 Front St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Pizzeria La Bufala in Santa Cruz makes a very good Neapolitan pie. The flash-cooked, spicy salami pie had amazing char with such flavorful crust. The base was definitely a bit dense and honestly there wasn’t much of a crust. They made up for this to some degree by being the first Neapolitan pie I’ve ever had with a nice little crisp on the bottom. if you’re in Santa Cruz I’d recommend stopping in!
Rating: 8.1

Pizzetta 211 - 211 23rd Ave, San Francisco, CA 94121
@pizzetta211 is an awesome restaurant. Cozy, quaint, unique and highly seasonal. The first time I came here, I loved everything about my simple and delicious cheese pizza with fresh basil and tomato sauce. This time around, @pizzaman_420 and I tried their Amatriciana with farm eggs and get that each component was very well done. What I now realize, however, is that the parts are greater than their sum in certain cases. The dough could not stand up to the heavy, meat-based sauce. While it is a lovely blank canvas, it is also a bit unexciting. I love Pizzetta 211 and the salad and cake we ate assured me of that. That being said, I think that the best pizzas here are the lighter ones. Good to know and see you soon....
Re-rating: 7.8

Pleasure Pizza - 1415 Pacific Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
A site from the famous surf movie, Chasing Mavericks, Pleasure Pizza has some work to do on its structural integrity. The slice you see was perfect for the day of hopping from brewery to brewery—chicken bacon ranch, however without the plate as a support device, the thing was almost inedible. Well baked but overly dense and well topped with mediocre quality ingredients, the biggest shortcoming here was the underproofed, white bread-like dough. Ambience and alcohol likely influenced this score.
Rating: 5.8

Portico Restaurant - 25 Beale St, San Francisco, CA 94105
Great for a grab and go at lunchtime. If price per calorie were the objective, this $5 slice would be a 10. More like a mixed combo parm sandwich than a slice. A bit dry at the end, but nothing a liberal amount of Valentina can’t correct.
Rating: 5.4

Precita Park - 3200 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Precita Park Cafe is a really cool place. They are a cross between a neighborhood coffee shop, relaxing bar/lounge, and restaurant. As you can see, their menu includes pizza so yea...I sent it. To be honest, that spicy Korean cauliflower was one of the better bites I’ve had in a long time. The pizza dough itself had a lovely texture but really lacked salt and overall taste. I liked but didn’t love it. Good thing is that their miso ranch is insanely flavorful so I will condone dipping IN THIS CASE! Give it a try if you’re around #bernalheights if for nothing other than a coffee, beer or scoop of ice cream.
Rating: 6.9

Presidio Pizza Company - 1862 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117
This place makes a delicious grandma slice and everything else is...fine. I've noticed serious inconsistency but it is decent enough.
Rating: 6.9

Ragazza - 311 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117
I respect Ragazza. They have done a lot for dining in SF. Sharon Ardiana founded it in 2010 and sister Gialina in 2007. (FYI, Ragazza means girl in Italian). It has a cozy, neighborhood feel and kind staff. The founder, Sharon, moved west from Phili in ‘89 and never looked back. People like her have helped teach the world more about pizza. That being said, I wish there was more to this pizza. It is a neo-Neapolitan pie that lacked in flavor and was a bit doughy. The topping combinations were exciting and delicious but I only wish the base had more to offer.
Rating: 6.9

Raymond’s Pizzeria - 130 Railroad Ave #102, Richmond, CA 94801
Raymond's Pizzeria is run by Skate Mental owner Brad Staba and serves incredible, light, NY style pizza and one of the more unique grandma slices I have ever had.
Rating: 9.1

Rotten City Pizza - 6613 Hollis St, Emeryville, CA 94608
First off, I’m dinging @rottencitypizza for calling a plain cheese, NY-style pizza “Neapolitan.” Nothing about that is correct. Their over priced, New York slices are above average for the Bay Area but leave a lot to be desired. I loved the addition of fried garlic to my mushroom slice and the square was delicious (to be rated separately). That being said, all of slices sported some serious flop and ultimately left a lot to be desired. Great company improved my experience but it will be hard to justify coming back and ordering a $35 pizza any time soon. Maybe for @prizefighterbar down the street.
Rating: 6.9

Seniore's Pizza - 320 11th St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Seniores pizza in SOMA is about as rough as its surroundings. It is across the street from DNA Lounge, the mediocre, 24 hour pizza spot, and is also right around a few fun and divey bars. If you want last night’s reheated slice to @eaze you into the morning (like me) or to soak up the booze when the line at DNA is long, then it makes sense. Otherwise, I’d pass.
Rating: 4.0

Serrano’s - 3274 21st St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Apparently slices can be made to order. Isn’t that just a triangular pizza? Serrano’s in the mission does just that but I won’t complain. The structural integrity of this slice is impressive as is its devastating ability to burn your mouth. A bit bland.
Rating: 7.0

SF Hole in the Wall Pizza - 3244 Scott St, San Francisco, CA 94123
With a tiny store front proportional to its rating, SF Hole in The Wall Pizza is painfully mediocre. This over-baked slice is like stiff cardboard. It isn’t the worst slice I’ve had but it really isn’t very good. The plastic cheese fits the clientele.
Rating: 4.2

Sister - 3308 Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94610
What once was Boot and Shoe Service and now is Sister has a very cool vibe. To paraphrase @skatemental, I’d go back to slam beers and eat that salad but they need to clean the oven floor. I don’t know if my words can better describe the experience. The back porch is awesome, the exposed brick and wood fired oven make for a lovely atmosphere, the salad was fresh and bright, and the pizza left a lot to be desired. The bottom was covered in ash leading me to believe the oven floor was very dirty and they kind of just burned it. The pies were well constructed and poorly executed. I was most disappointed by the undercarriage.
Rating: 6.2

Slice House Pizza - 1535 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117
Another of the Tony's locations dishing out delicious slices across a variety of styles.
Rating: 8.1

The Slice Pizza - 719 14th St, San Francisco, CA 94114
The Slice Pizza on 14th Street has a fun logo and a terrible slice. Thick, dense bread holds up a gluttonous amount of rubbery cheese that flows like lava...right off the slice as you pick it up. It is also never great to be made fun of in Spanish when people assume you don’t understand them. So yea...poor experience. If you’re near the Castro, go right to Marcelo’s for a slice and don’t think about stopping here.
Rating: 2.3

Sliver - Various East Bay Locations
Can you say knock-off? Sliver just wants to be Cheeseboard but really did almost nothing to differentiate itself. However, I hate to say that their base was simply better. BUT, this fresh tomato, pesto pizza was honestly pretty damn good. Deduction for stealing a morally upstanding business’s idea.
Rating: 7.3

SoMa Pizza - 483 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94107
Soma Pizza is hands down the worst pizza I’ve had in San Francisco. At 2pm on a Sunday with no line, they managed to take 15 minutes to over-reheat an old slice. This thing tasted like you stepped on a loaf of white bread, covered it with a scant amount of sauce and cheese, and then over cooked it. They are in what some may call a food desert so I guess that drives business but from service to execution, this was a brutal experience.
Rating: 0.9

Southern Pacific Brewing - 620 Treat Ave #2016, San Francisco, CA 94110
I love Southern Pacific Brewery (@sopacbrewing) for the vibes. Oftentimes, though, I believe brewery food is similar everywhere: good, not great and I don’t think They are an exception. I enjoy the burgers and greasy drinking bites but finally decided to try a pizza this go around. All things considered, it wasn’t so bad. I love corn and I love bacon. Next to my my beer, it did the trick but I wouldn’t send someone here for the pizza. The crust was more like a cracker than a typical crust and I ordered it with lighter cheese after watching one come out smothered. At this brewery, come for the beer, stay for the atmosphere, and maybe snack on a pizza? It definitely wouldn’t be a bad move for the weekend 😉 .
Rating: 5.9

Square Pie Guys - 1077 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Hands down the best Detroit style pizza in the Bay Area. From the light, moist, airy crumb to the rich cheesy edge, the absolutely nail it.
Rating: 9.1

Starbelly - 3583 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94114
This is an affordable, neighborhood spot in the Castro with great pastas and some pretty strong pizza game. The best single bite was the mushroom dumplings but I wasn’t disappointed by the pizza. However, the crust was a bit bland. Nothing the green goddess and bacon couldn’t fix.
Rating: 7.3

Supreme Pizza - 1905, 3348 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Supreme Pizza, like Serrano’s is a made-to-order slice shop. It is weird to wait 10 minutes for a slice and the cheese is always molten, mouth-destroying lava but at least it is fresh. The slice here was good but nothing special. It is a lot of food for $5 so a definite value okay.
Rating: 6.9

Tandoori Pizza - 4060 Grafton St, Dublin, CA 94568
So this is a thing. Chicken tikka and tandoori pizza made for some flavorful bites. It didn’t taste wildly fresh and it was definitely doughier than I’d prefer. That said I’ll be back because it simply tastes good.
Rating: 6.3

Tommaso's Ristorante Italiano - 1042 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94133
Tomasso's is an old, cool place. It’s an SF institution but it isn’t where you go for A+ food, it is where you go for history and ambiance. Crust was doughier than the Michelin man but the toppings were tasty.
Rating: 6.2

Tony's Pizza Napoletana - 1570 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94133
Tony's is incredible. They have 7 different ovens and almost every style of pizza you can imagine (minus deep dish which they opened Capo's for...). They don't just make everything, they make it well. The owner is a 13 time WORLD pizza champion and an all around good guy. This is a must, even with the line.
Rating: 9.0

Tony’s Slice House - Many locations
The North Beach Tony's Slice House serves a great thin crust slice as well as ANYTHING else his main location offers! This is by far the best slice house location but all others are solid.
Rating: 8.1

Tratto - 501 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102
This is clearly a pasta restaurant first and a pizza restaurant second. They make all of the pasta fresh daily and it shows. For a place that doesn’t specialize in pizza, though, I was pleasantly surprised. Topping ratios were on point, crust had slight tang and wonderful moisture, and the sauce was quite fresh and light. If you find yourself in the Tenderloin looking for a nice meal then keep this on your radar. I wouldn’t seek it out for za but hey, not bad! Really want to try their shroom pie.
Rating: 6.8

Trentino's - 464 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133
Places like this give San Francisco a bad Pizza reputation. You are in North Beach, the Italian neighborhood, and you serve worse pizza than a dollar slice shop in NY for $4.50. Trentinos is atrocious but they’ll gladly accept your left over dollar bills from the Broadway clubs.
Rating: 3.1

Uncle Vito's Pizza - 700 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94108
This came on my radar from a follower and it is obvious why people enjoy it. It is a classic, old neighborhood spot and the pasta dishes look incredibly homey. However, the pizza is just fine. It is too doughy. The crust is thick and the cheese seems low quality (rubbery). They also could have been a lot friendlier.
Rating: 5.9

Universal Cafe - 2814 19th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
I knew Universal Cafe had amazing brunch but not that they also serve pizza! Pesto, potato, mushroom is a tried and true combo but this execution was funky. The potato was thicker than the crust (which was cracker thin) and there was not close to enough pesto. While I loved the flavor, it could probably stand some tweaking. Definitely go for brunch but maybe skip the pizza.
Rating: 6.2

Uva Enoteca - 568 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117
This place exemplifies your family, neighborhood Italian joint. With a menu full of pastas, pizzas, and more, everyone can find an option they’d like. Regarding the pizza in was fine. The bottom gets soggy fast and the dough just really lacked in the taste department (also a bit over baked on one and under on the other). The toppings on the other hand were wildly flavorful like the shown amatriciana. I’d suggest you check out the restaurant, but I’d also recommend looking more in the other options.
Rating: 6.9

Vesta - 2022 Broadway, Redwood City, CA 94063
Michelin released their Bib Gourmand list last week so I made a voyage all the way to Redwood City for you guys to try Vesta. What I learned: Cal Train is on time so don’t be late, Redwood City is basically the @box headquarters and nothing else, phone reservations apparently mean nothing, and Vesta makes solid pizza. The white pie we ordered made us smile. The salty bite of the feta combined with bright cherry tomatoes and fatty bacon were truly delicious. The sausage and honey pie, however, was soupy enough to be a swimming pool and because these pizzas were larger than the standard wood-fired ones I’m accustomed to, it was really hard to eat (read: impeccable flop). It was also obvious that two different people tossed our pies because the white pie had a way lighter crust. The white pie was an 8.1 and the red pie was a 6.9 but giving them the benefit of the doubt...
Rating: 7.8

Village Pizzeria - Various Locations
Village Pizzeria on Van Ness is the kind of spot I’ve been hoping to find. It has clearly been there for a while but nobody has told me to try it. I walked in to see walls covered in San Francisco antiques and a really ugly, newly printed menu board. I ordered one cheese slice and when it came out I knew. I knew that this was that simple, New York style slice I’ve craved. It wasn’t by any means an amazing slice but it was thin, crisp, and had a good sauce to cheese ratio. This was slightly better than NY dollar pizza and leagues above Nizario’s so I’m calling this a win. No idea what their other food is like but this was solid and under the radar.
Rating: 6.9

Victor’s Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant - 1411 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109
Underrated spot alert! Victor’s pizza on Polk has been the biggest surprise yet. It has that cracker thin crust typical of New York pizza, the right amount of toppings, and such flavorful sauce. Reminds me of a great grab and go slice back east. Not on any lists I’ve seen yet 👀
Rating: 7.9

Vive la tarte - 1160 Howard St, San Francisco, CA 94103
Unbelievable focaccia as well as baked goods, salads, coffees, etc. Lots of choices for most flavor preferences. Would highly recommend trying the focaccia though. The dough is very moist and light.
Rating: 8.8

Za Pizza - 1919 Hyde St, San Francisco, CA 94109
Za feels like a New York pizza shop. The slice itself was decent but a bit thick. If you’re ever nearby, give it a shot. It will fill the void but leaves a bit to be desired.
Rating: 7.1

Zachary's Chicago Pizza - Various Locations
Zachary’s may be one of the places I’ve been asked about the most. Well, after months of not going, I finally made it to the Rockridge location. First of all, their space is great and they have obviously become a real staple of their community. More importantly, the deep dish pizza was very good. I ordered their specialty stuffed pie, spinach and mushroom and was most impressed by the bold flavors in the sauce. As with all deep dish, it is so rich and filling that I feel like you might as well go for it and I feel like the crust left a lot to be desired. It was dry, doughy and lacking in the flakiness department (read: needed more butter). Did I enjoy myself? Oh yea. Would I return? Definitely! Did it make me feel like hot garbage? You betcha! All in all, solid experience.
Rating: 7.6

Zante Pizza & Indian Cuisine - 3489 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110
This one is different. Zante is always on lists of classic San Francisco restaurants and understandably so. Indian Pizza is interesting and they claim to have invented it. The crust has Indian spices and the whole thing is buttery and delicious. That said it is pretty darn thick and probably only hits the spot every once in a while. I’d suggest trying it to see for yourself.
Rating: 7.8

Zero Zero - 826 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94107
Hot take: Average Neapolitan pizza in San Francisco is better than it is in New York. Zero Zero and others demonstrate that. This fresh mushroom leek ‘za was pretty good. It didn’t blow my mind but I’d eat this any day I felt like spending over $20 on a pizza. Really nice ambiance too.
Rating: 7.5

Zume Pizza Mountain View - Mobile...
Robotic pizza makes me sad. @zumepizza is aiming for fast food, delivery pizza domination and fortunately for us humans they are a long way off. This pizza took 45 minutes to show up and after much anticipation, I laid eyes upon a bowling alley looking pie...basically a @chuckecheeses pizza with uniform slices. Half the pizza was properly fired and the other half had a thick, un-cooked gum line. It was also way too cheesy. The first bite was about a 5.2 and it got progressively worse due to the insane chewiness, among the other mentioned issues. For a company trying to optimize a process, I’m not sure what feedback variables you look for but they are misguided. @SoftBank_official might have missed on this investment. My code assumption for their robots:
if(chuck_e_cheese_factor>.75 && cheese_weight/pizza_weight >= .8){ Lateness=15;
Delivery.start(Lateness); }
return pizza;
Rating: 4.1

7-Eleven - 3998 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94114
It is 7-Eleven...come on...
Rating: 2.9