San Francisco is known for farm-to-table dining, slow food, and organic produce, but did you know that the city also has a thriving pizza scene? It’s true: The city by the Bay offers pies that rival New York’s! Whether you’re a fan of thin-crust or the more decadent Chicago-style pie, San Francisco has you covered. Review our picks for the awesome pies in San Francisco, break out your red-checkered tablecloth, and get ready to enjoy a steaming slice! 1. Patxi’s: Deep-dish lovers of the world, unite—at Patxi’s, of course. Known for their thick-crusted specialty pies, this San Francisco chain also offers hand-tossed and vegan options (upon request). Bonus tip: If you’re visiting the Hayes Valley location and have to wait for a table, place your order before sitting down to get your pie quicker.
2. Pizzeria Delfina: Considered by many the city’s top pizzeria, Delfina will not disappoint. Their appetizer portion of fresh-made burrata is to die for, and their broccoli raab pie is likewise noteworthy. What’s more, their wine list is also commendable. 3. Little Star: Another strong contender in the deep-dish category is Little Star, whose trademark cornmeal crust has gained them fans citywide! 4. Zante Pizza: This Bernal Heights joint is known for their Indian pizza – which, as you’d guess, is a pizza with spice blends and ingredients common to Indian cuisine. The vegetarian pie, with its cauliflower, cilantro, ginger, and eggplant, is awesome the next day.
5. Serrano’s: For a basic, old-school slice, Serrano’s can’t be beat. The pizza is tasty – tangy sauce, rich cheese, and has a crust that is neither too thick nor too thin. Try the Mission, a spicy combination of onions, jalapenos, and pineapple. 6. Pi Bar: Tucked away on Valencia between 25th and 26th, Pi Bar might look forgettable from the outside, but don’t let this shop’s humble exterior fool you – their pie (“pi”) is not to be missed! Try the Death by Mushrooms, which has sauce made from Death & Taxes beer and is piled high with (you guessed it) mushrooms of all varieties. 7. Extreme Pizza: Known for their “palate-pushing” options, Extreme Pizza offers such pies as the Aveiro Pizza (tomato sauce, mozzarella, bacon, pepperoncini, roasted red pepper, linguca + cilantro) and the Peace in the Middle East (hummus, tomatoes, olives, feta, and pepperoncinis, among other things).