Pizzas from Tony's in North Beach

The Best Pizza in San Francisco by Neighborhood

Prepare your taste buds! Here are some of the best pizzas in San Francisco.

San Francisco can claim some truly iconic eats and drinks for its own; but that doesn't mean we're not keeping up with the competition when it comes to other classic dishes. It might not be as well known as New York's thin and cheesy slices or Chicago's saucy deep dish version, but pizza in San Francisco is no joke! Follow our lead to find the best pizza in some of San Francisco's most popular neighborhoods.


Gochees Pizza

2 Embarcadero Center

Here's a local secret: Gochees, formerly known as Pizza Orgasmica, is a favorite lunch spot for Financial District office workers. Gochees' menu ranges from a classic white pizza with olive oil, buffalo mozzarella, ricotta, provolone and feta cheese, to the most creative combinations like Baja California: refried beans, Calabrian sausage, jalapenos, cheddar and cilantro. Note: they are closed on Sundays.


Pizzeria Delfina

3621 18th St.

Of course, the Mission District is known for Latin American food, but that doesn't mean you can't find great pizzas, too. When it started, Pizzeria Delfina was just an expansion of the owners' James Beard Award-winning restaurant, Delfina, next door. Now it has five locations! The original location on 18th Street in the Mission is still open around the clock—and with good reason. You will find mostly classic Neapolitan style pizzas here. We recommend the Squash Blossom Pie with zucchini, ricotta, mozzarella and agliato.

Little Star Pizza

400 Valencia St.

San Francisco's most famous Chicago-style pizza also has its location in Mission. Little Star serves pan pizza, in addition to a solid menu of thin crust pizzas. Try the Little Star: mushrooms, onions and spinach tossed with ricotta and feta cheese. Be sure to ask for roasted garlic to be added! Follow that with a decadent slice of SF Cheesecake Company's Bourbon Vanilla Bean Cheesecake.

flour + water

2401 Harrison St.

Since opening their doors in 2009 and being awarded the title of “San Francisco's Best Pizza” in 2014, flour + water continues to feature a delicious menu of pizzas and pastas. Fan favorites include Fiore di Zucca pizza, Salumi, Padron Garganelli pasta and many others. They also have a full menu for vegetarians.

Pizza from Delfina in the Mission

Nob Hill

Del Popolo

855 Bush St.

Formerly a mobile pizzeria, Del Popolo has operated out of a brick-and-mortar location on Bush Street since late 2015. In 2019, the San Francisco Chronicle named it among the Bay Area's 100 best restaurants. The upscale menu offers great options like zucchini and mozzarella pizza, salsa verde with roasted scallions and pecorino jagas, and an extensive wine list that includes organic, sulfite-free wines. Del Popolo also offers a to-die-for antipasti menu that changes depending on the fresh produce available. They also have gluten-free dough, for a small surcharge. What a treat!

North Beach

Tony's Pizza Napoletana

1570 Stockton St.

In 2007, Tony Gemignani became the first American to win the title of World Champion Pizza Maker in Naples, Italy—an award he has since won 12 more times, in addition to being named champion of the World Pizza Games, a competition between the best pizza acrobats in the world (yes, it's a sport!). In addition to making Italian-style pizzas, such as his World Pizza Cup-winning Margherita pizza, Tony serves a wide variety of pizza styles, including the Eddie Muenster, which features fried kale, smoked bacon, Calabrian peppers, muenster cheese, honey and lemon.

Golden Boy Pizza

542 Green St.

Golden Boy Pizza is a more underground alternative that caters to the night-time crowd. Square slices of focaccia are the base for numerous flavors, such as Golden Boy's famous clam and garlic pizza. This iconic pizzeria has been in North Beach since 1978. Look for a line down Green Street and you're sure to find it.


1042 Kearney St.

Tommaso's has been serving its wood-fired pizzas since 1935. In fact, they brought the first wood-fired brick kiln to the West Coast! While its specialty is a variety of generously topped pizzas, Tommaso's also serves incredible pastas, antipasto platters, and wines to accompany your meal. If you want authentic pizza made with professionalism, Tommaso's is the place to go.

A sampling of Golden Boy Pizza



2339 Clement St.

A neighborhood staple since 2016, Fiorella serves up classic wood-fired pizzas amidst modern touches. The unconventional wallpaper features Bay Area heroes like Alice Waters, Joe Montana and rappers E-40 and Mac Dre. Fiorella makes extraordinary pastas, too, with gluten-free options. Try their famous Cacio e Pepe pasta. They even have a drink menu with beer brewed exclusively in San Francisco, as well as wine, of course.

Pizzetta 211

211 23rd Ave.

You might wonder what a “pizzetta” is. It's a small pizza with lots of flavor, and is the specialty of Pizzetta 211. The cozy and intimate atmosphere makes it the perfect place to relax and enjoy a meal. Check the menu before you arrive; the special pizzettas change every two weeks.



37 Yerba Buena Lane

Roman-style pizza is Delarosa's strong point. Their thin and crispy pizzas, served seven days a week, go hand in hand with their craft cocktails. Delarosa's shared tables make it the ideal place to grab a bite to eat with old friends or meet new ones. 

Pizza from Delarosa in SoMa


Goat Hill Pizza

170 West Portal Ave.

What's more San Francisco than our original sourdough bread? Goat Hill Pizza has been making sourdough pizzas since 1975. Their crusts are made and rested for three days to develop their signature sourdough taste. Choose from fourteen different pizzas and treat yourself to their various pastas, sandwiches, and appetizers every day of the week.

Cybelle's Front Room

1385 Ninth Ave.

Looking for vegan pizzas? Don't miss Cybelle's. This New York-style pizza joint just two blocks from Golden Gate Park earns a spot on our list for its dairy-free pizzas. Order a monster slice of their Clambake Pizza and take it to Ocean Beach for a true sunset experience.

Union Square

Fifth Arrow

430 Mason St.

The pizza selections at Fifth Arrow might be small in number, but they're big on flavor. The Padron has roasted peppers, sweet corn, leek cream and ancho recado, as well as intriguing extras, such as fennel sausage and bacon jam. You won't want to miss the sides (sourdough-battered onion rings) and innovative cocktails (the Foggy Memory has bourbon and chocolate). Additionally, the restaurant has bowling, skee ball, and vintage arcade gamesDid we mention there's a music room upstairs?