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The Best Pizza in San Francisco

With a deep-rooted Italian-American community and access to the incredible cornucopia of Northern California’s agriculture, San Francisco a pizza lover's heaven on earth. In fact, the city has pioneered what is now known as “California-style pizza” all over the world, and continues to set pizza-world trends to this day. This means the competition for the restaurant with the best pizza in San Francisco is white hot, and that gives customers a lot of quality pie to choose from. So where are the smartest, savviest diners eating out? We’ve pulled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top spots among OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. Find everything from classic, old school Italian joints and neighborhood hole-in-the walls to fine dining establishments where pizza is an art form—all vetted by the types of tastemakers who know the best spots around the city. Let’s dig in.

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9 Restaurants
Updated December 02, 2019
Restaurants:La Ciccia, A16 Rockridge, Colombini Italian Cafe & Bistro - Nob Hill Hotel
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Italian
Neighborhoods:Noe Valley, Oakland, Nob Hill
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La Ciccia

$$$$
Italian
Noe Valley
4.7
2515 reviews
A tiny neighborhood eatery that enjoys incredible local support for its pastas and Sicilian seafood dishes, La Ciccia is also a San Francisco hot spot for fresh out-of-the-oven pizza. The types of pizza available at La Ciccia change frequently depending on the fresh ingredients available, but the pizza bianca, which comes smothered in mozzarella, gorgonzola and ricotta, gets consistent rave reviews.

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A16 Rockridge

$$$$
Italian
Oakland
4.5
2045 reviews
A superstar of the trendy College Avenue dining scene in Oakland, A 16 Rockridge is a swanky Italian bistro named after a highway in Italy. Pizzas come on hand-tossed dough with a wide variety of both traditional and California ingredients, including the Racchetta, topped with delicata squash, crema di cipolla, rosemary, ricotta cheese, and walnuts.

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Colombini Italian Cafe & Bistro - Nob Hill Hotel

$$$$
Italian
Nob Hill
4.2
243 reviews
Locals and visitors in the know head up to Nob Hill for the Tuscan-style specialties and exclusive wine list at Colombini. Pizzas here come in several traditional combinations, including the Cupola, with roasted garlic sauce, pancetta, fresh spinach, and egg. Customers are encouraged to design their own pies as well. Also known for their excellent pastas and meat-based Italian specialties, Colombini is a place where the pizza itself is treated like an art form and the waiters will help diners pair it with the perfect vino.

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North Beach Restaurant

$$$$
Italian
North Beach
4.7
2633 reviews
One of the original pizzerias in San Francisco’s charming Little Italy, North Beach Pizza has been winning “best of” awards for their thick crust pies for decades. Choose between classics like the four cheese pizza, which comes topped with mozzarella, parmesan, gorgonzola, and ricotta, and newer styles like the Aloha Special, topped with Canadian bacon, ham, and pineapple. Besides serving up some of the best pizza in San Francisco, North Beach Pizza also does a variety of salads and classic Italian sandwiches.

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Uva Enoteca

$$$$
Italian
Haight
4.6
812 reviews
A wine bar and Italian restaurant located in the Lower Haight area of San Francisco, Uva Enoteca draws both locals and visitors in the know. Traditional Italian pizzas, as well as California-inspired innovations, make up the menu here, including a kale and fennel sausage topped pie finished with garlic, basil, and both mozzarella and pecorino cheeses. One of the best pizza restaurants in San Francisco for those who want to match their pie with a top quality wine from Italy, Uva Enoteca lists dozens of small producers that are not usually found outside of the boot-shaped peninsula itself.

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Troya

$$$$
Mediterranean
Pacific Heights
4.7
433 reviews
Located in the Pacific Heights neighborhood, Troya is a neighborhood restaurant that specializes in Mediterranean food, especially from the country of Turkey. Their take on pizza is done in the Anatolian style, which comes in several different distinctly Middle Eastern flavors, including Bartlett pear flatbread with walnut, goat cheese, and preserved lemon. Troya also sports an eclectic wine list with selections from multiple regions around the world, as well as small producers right in Northern California.

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Lucia's Berkeley

$$$$
Italian
Berkeley
4.7
458 reviews
Seasonal and organic local produce make up the extensive ingredient list at Lucia’s, a downtown Berkeley Italian eatery with its own wood fire oven. Diners can choose between a wide variety of red and white style pizzas at Lucia’s, as well as their own toppings from a hand-curated list that includes items like farm eggs, vegan mozzarella, and Woods Vermont maple syrup. Although known primarily for serving up some of the best pizza in the San Francisco Bay area, Lucia's also has a full dinner menu that includes a variety of homemade pastas.

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Ti Piacera

$$$$
Italian
Nob Hill
4.7
584 reviews
Serving Northern Italian specialties out of a small Nob Hill space since 2002, Ti Piacera embodies the kind of Old World authenticity only found in San Francisco. Besides gluten-free pastas and a full selection of traditional Italian plates, Ti Piacera also serves up a variety of housemade pizzas including the house special, the Ti Piacera, topped with mozzarella, Italian sausage, roasted bell peppers, and caramelized onions.

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Pizzeria Delfina - Pacific Heights

$$$$
Italian
Pacific Heights
4.9
1 review
Pizzeria Delfina is a Mission District culinary institution. From the Prosciutto Pie, which comes topped with prosciutto di parma, caciocavallo, mozzarella, panna, and arugula, to the Carbonara, loaded up with eggs and pecorina, Pizzeria Delfina specializes in well-thought-out original creations. One of the best pizza restaurants in San Francisco for those who also want an extensive wine list to pair against their slices, Pizzeria Delfina is an offshoot of the wildly popular Delfina Restaurant, located just around the corner.

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