There is no shortage of INSANELY great pizzerias in San Francisco -- and their numbers are growing by the day! But, what about all the great places that make pizza but AREN’T pizza restaurants? Just think of this as a “Pizza Outside The Box” list.
One of only a few places still offering free wifi (get your password from the counter when you purchase), they also have GREAT food (pizza!) and Stumptown Coffee. And if the wine isn't all that great, there's still the covered patio for sipping great tap beer in the Mission sunshine.
Despite the zillion places to get pizza in North Beach, this place still turns out some of the finest; thin crust and perfect toppings. Oh, and they have other Italian food, too, but why bother. When you can eat pizza, eat pizza.
Not sure if awesome bar or cute restaurant... but hey, with pizzas and Happy Hour specials like this, what's the point in quibbling?
If you go to Beretta for their extensive and delightful cocktail list and their thin crust pizza, you're obviously a person of great taste since that's what I do. A few outdoor seats and a lovely brunch later and you're practically a regular. Look at you.
A wonderful additon to the nieghborhood that makes a killer Pimm's Cup. Don't miss their ga-REAT pizzas and of course, the house-cured bacon. Want a nice spicy Michelada? They do 'em, and have many incredible beers besides.
Outdoor seating + great wine and beer + all-day eating + wifi = me staying here for 7+ hours on more than one occasion. Fantastic little pizzas, the best chicken salad... and don't forget that Croque Josephine!
Breads and muffins and Four Barrel Coffee! Oh my! Try the potato-and-quinoa crust daily pizza for a gluten free way to beat your pizza jones.
The Pier 3 location of this local chain is the nicest I think. And that is to say nothing of their great food... especially the pizzas. It's a great place to go if not everyone is veggie -- it won't let anyone down. Also too: cocktails.
A great neighborhood stop-in-for-a-dinner kind of place with very nice cocktails. Ask to sit in the front room for my favorite experience. Oh and order the pizza. Any pizza. You're welcome.
A charming and buzzy little wine bar with an interesting list and tasty nibbles, including a pizza-like tart from Alsace called a "Flammenkueche." The Alsacian is a favorite of mine, since it has caramelized onions and bacon, two substances I would marry if that were legal. It isn't. I checked.
The latest addition to the fine Arizemendi family is on SF's restaurant row: Valencia St. in the Mission. Go there for fantastic baked goods of EVERY description, but do not leave without some of their pizza. In fact, don't even leave. Just eat it there and thank me later.
Sit in the sun-dappled back garden and eat better-than-they-have-to-be salads, sandos, pizzas (!) & plates. Sip wine from the shop adjoining, or one of their interesting bottled beer selection. Coffee by SF roaster Sightglass. Great especially for brunch or lunch. All this and free wifi!