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Best Pizza in San Francisco

By Travel Savvy

East Coast dwellers will forever stand by the belief that their pizza is superior to West Coast 'za, but the City By The Bay is trying to prove them wrong nevertheless! We've rounded up the best pizza places in San Francisco, proving that Fog City residents really know their stuff when it comes to good eats. Next time you're in town, stop by these locations and give West Coast (pizza) pies a chance!

Capo's Deep Dish 1

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641 Vallejo Street


Open Sunday 4:30PM - 10:00PM; Tuesday through Thursday 5:00PM - 10:00PM; Friday and Saturday 4:30PM - 11:00PM

Capo's has the most-talked about Chicago-style pizza in San Francisco -- and deservedly so! In 2007, owner Tony Gemignani was the first American to win World Champion Pizza Maker at the World Pizza Cup in Naples, Italy. Today he serves up true Chicago favorites on four different types of crust all made with Ceresota Flour from one of the oldest mills in Chicago.

The authenticity does not end there, though. He worked with Neapolitan-born carpenter Ricardo Jacobus, who constructed the restaurant's handcrafted Art Deco-inspired bar, that pumps out amazing handmade cocktails. Next time you're in San Fran make sure to reserve a table at this wildly popular place!

Arinell Pizza 2

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Arinell Pizza

509 Valencia Street


Open Monday and Tuesday 11:30AM - 10:00PM; Wednesday and Thursday 11:30AM - 12:00AM; Friday and Saturday 11:30AM - 2:00AM; Sunday 12:00PM - 10:00PM

While Arinell Pizza doesn't deliver, the trip to and fro is certainly worth it! This cash-only pizza joint packs a lot of flavor into every piping hot pie using only the freshest ingredients. Reminiscent of the affordable slices that New Yorkers love, fans of Arinell can drop for a slice of Neopolitan pizza for only three dollars!

Pizzeria Delfina 3

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Pizzeria Delfina

3621 18th Street (The Mission District)


Open Monday through Thursday 11:30AM - 10:00PM; Tuesday 5:00PM - 10:00PM; Friday 11:30AM - 11:00PM; Saturday 12:00PM - 11:00PM; Sunday 12:00PM - 10:00PM

Inspired by the best pizza of Naples, Italy and New York City, owners Annie and Craig Stoll's dream of bringing Neapolitan pizza to San Francisco became a reality in 2005 when they established Pizzeria Delfina in the Mission District. Their farm-to-table pizzeria became such an integral part of the San Francisco food scene that they opened up a second location in Pacific Heights due to popular demand. Check out one of their locations next time you're in town and taste why it’s a local favorite!

Tony's Pizza Napoletana 4

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Tony's Pizza Napoletana

1570 Stockton Street


Open Monday 12:00PM - 10:00PM; Wednesday through Sunday 12:00PM - 11:00PM

Remember Tony Gemignani from Capo’s you read about earlier in this slideshow? Well, he's back! However, he's ditching Chicago-style pizza at Tony's Pizza Napoletana and opting for more traditional styles. With seven different ovens, this North Beach location eatery offers local pizza-lovers a variety of different options, including: the Neapolitan, Classic American and Italian, Sicilian, Pizza Romana, and Gluten Free. Are you choosy about the style of pie you eat? The restaurant differentiates between New York-, Detroit- and St. Louis-style.

The most famous? The Pizza Margherita cooked to perfection using the Cirigliano Wood Burning oven, which won Gemignani the coveted award in Naples back in 2007. Stop by and taste why owner Tony deserves his “Best Pizza in America" award!


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