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.