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  • 1042 Kearny St. Map It
  • North Beach
  • Pizza

Updated 01/30/2015

Fodor's Review

San Francisco’s first wood-fired pizza oven was installed here in 1935. The oven is still here, and the pizzas' delightfully chewy crusts, creamy mozzarella, and full-bodied house-made sauce have kept legions returning for decades. Pair one of the hearty pies with broccoli dressed in lemon juice and olive oil and a bottle of the house wine. There are also a variety of old-school pasta dishes (think: ravioli, spaghetti, manicotti), and old-school favorite dessert, tiramisu.

Restaurant Information


1042 Kearny St., San Francisco, California, 94133, United States

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Restaurant Details:

  • Closed Mon. No lunch
  • Reservations not accepted

Updated 01/30/2015


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Oct 17, 2012

The sins of a vegan

I will probably be considered heretic for sybarite people when talking about this pizza restaurant, but I must confess the basil-flavored dough and multiple ingredients drive me crazy. This place is the best of the best in SF area for pizzas. Or at least this is in my modest opinion. They offer options for vegans too, but nothing tastes like the greasy pepperoni and cheese. Give it a chance; even if you are an “orthodox about pizzas”, you will

not be disappointed. Bear in mind though that you will have to wait at least fifteen minutes in the line. The prices are between 8 dollars and 40 dollars per person including beverages. The lasagnas are awesome too.

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Oct 19, 2010

Tommaso's Review

Excellent pizza, my wife and I both tasted. We are picky. Have had pizza in numerous cities. They use whole milk mozzarella. Went there October of 2010.

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Jun 2, 2007

SF Classic

When I lved in San Francisco in the 70's Their sign read "Only wood burning pizza oven on the West Coast" and "same chinese chef for 35 years".Things have changed but their pies haven't. These thin crusted beauties set the standard that gourmet pizzerias aspire to achieve.

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