Every East Coaster knows the quality of pizza in the US is directly correlated to its proximity to Manhattan. Which means it's tough to find a truly decent slice on the West Coast... especially in SF! Here are a few spots that can fill that void; they may not be Famous Ray's (or is it original Ray's?), but if you're looking for a big, floppy, satisfying slice (you know what I'm talkin' about) these will hit the spot.
A quintessential New York style pizzeria, right down to the red checkered tablecloths, Giorgio's is the spot to hit up if you're jonesing for a great NY slice. And since even a half-decent NY slice is hard to find in SF, this place is worth the trip out to the Richmond.
Fresh ingredients and a solid NY-style pie (meaning crispy crust that still bends and gives) make this one of the better pizza spots in SF. You can't go wrong with plain, but if you need a little more excitement than that, try topping with arugula and prosciutto.
This is undoubtedly some of the best pizza in SF! Thinly stretched dough and a crunchy, char-flecked crust set the stage for creative, seasonal toppings, like the combination of summer squash, farmer's pecorino, and pepperoni; better yet, their heirloom tomato, smoked bacon, and arugula pie was like the best BLT I have ever eaten. Service is hit or miss, but the pizza is a big, delicious bullseye.
With a spirit that is decidedly Italian, Bar Bocce brings together three wonderfully relaxing, pleasant experiences: outdoor dining on the water, a rustic Italian menu, and sandy, seaside Bocce Ball! The pizzas are tasty and imaginative, made to near-perfection in traditional Napolitano style; order one and enjoy it at a leisurely pace with a bottle of Italian red, perhaps beside the outdoor fire pit!