The Ultimate SF Pizza Guide


The goal of this list is to demonstrate the breadth of pizza in San Francisco. If you try every place on this list, you will have a good idea of where to find the best of every kind of pizza. Happy hunting.
Tony's Pizza Napoletana - A San Francisco staple. Tony's is famous for a reason. He has a massive menu that showcases just about any kind of pizza you could possibly imagine. The crazy part...he does a good job across the board. Go early and be prepared to wait.

Golden Boy - The quintessential drunk pizza of San Francisco. They serve solid, doughy squares until the wee hours and even offer a clam slice.

Flour + Water Pizzeria - From the amazing talent behind Flour + Water and Salumeria, Flour + Water Pizzeria was opened to serve San Francisco some truly "Craveable Pizza" to quote Chef Thomas McNaughton. They offer a great selection of white and red pies all atop some of the best, airiest dough I have ever experienced.

Square Pie Guys - These guys have been on the forefront of the Detroit Style Pizza craze in the Bay Area. They serve a wide variety of choices of this rich pizza with cheesy, crispy edges and the menu is highly configurable. If you are in the mood for amazing wings or something else, have no fear, they have you covered.

Zante - The self-proclaimed inventors of Indian Style Pizza. I would highly recommend trying their unique, spiced dough covered with Indian classics like Chicken Tikka Masala. They have been around for several decades and are a must try for any SF local.

The Mill - An amazing bakery that embodies the San Francisco food scene, the Mill also serves pizza that tastes like a world-class baker made it. The crust is largely whole grain and more importantly different than anything you've likely had before. They always have a cheese and pepperoni option as well as a rotating seasonal pie. Also, the garlic knots are to die for. Available 6-9pm daily.

Pizzetta 211 - This is one of the best date spots and coolest restaurants in San Francisco. Located in the Richmond, Pizzetta 211 serves a small menu of small, delicious, seasonally inspired pizza as well as some of the best baked goods I have ever had. 

All Good Pizza - All Good Pizza is a hidden gem. Located down south in the Bayview neighborhood, this place serves cracker thin pizzas out of a trailer in a quirky garden setting. Come for the pizza, stay for the vibes and friendly staff.
Longbridge Pizza - This place is just very good. The thin, sourdough crust and broad menu make Longbridge Pizza a San Francisco and New York hybrid of pizza.

Fiorella - It is hard to find much better Neapolitan Pizza. Fiorella has two locations, one in the Richmond and one in Russian Hill that both produce incredible wood-fired pizza and classic Italian dishes. They help make San Francisco an amazing city for this style.

Del Popolo - Del Popolo makes a unique, wood-fired pizza with a unique twist. The crust has a delicious sour bite that contrast the many flavorful combinations. Located in Lower Nob Hill, the gorgeous restaurant highlights a pizza oven under what looks to be a spotlight. They also have a food truck with a wood-fired oven on it...unreal.

The Pizza Shop - The Pizza Shop is one of the only places in the city where you can find a true New York Style slice of pizza done right. They are on 24th Street in the Mission in a space that feels more like a cafe than a pizzeria but hey, that doesn't change the taste of the pizza. Don't miss the pesto and cherry pepper slice.

Capo's - Easily the best deep dish in San Francisco. Owned by Tony Gemignani, 13 time world pizza champion and owner of Tony's (among other restaurants), they serve unbelievable Chicago Style Deep Dish Pizza as well as cracker-thin bar pizza and a pizza baked in four ovens. The vibe is also very cool. Totally worth the trip.

Che Fico - Famous for their cheese covered crust, Che Fico is Italian food done right. Upscale and on the pricier side, it is a great location for a special occasion or simply treating yourself. The pizzas have a lot of crust and the topping combinations are...interesting...but they somehow work very well. Did somebody say pineapple and red onion?

Barbara Pinsaria - It would be a mistake to leave Roman Style Pinsa off of this list and Barbara Pinsaria in North Beach serves the best I've had. It is a moist, largely rice flour dough that is lower in calories than normal wheat dough. Pinsa is also light on the inside yet crisp on the outside. Definitely worth a try if you are unfamiliar with the style.