People always say that North Beach has the most authentic Italian food in the city. Usually those people are old, resentful of yuppies and the tech bubble, and stand a little too close to you on Muni, but that doesn’t make them wrong. Every single pasta on the menu is ridiculously good, so find a bunch of friends who are willing to share (or at least historically easy to pilfer from).
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Golden Boy Pizza in North Beach sells inexpensive, filling pizza slices worth waiting in line for.
A solid North Beach brunch option, which, get this: actually takes reservations. Don’t sleep on Park Tavern.
Hit up Barrio in North Beach for a few beers and some tacos with a friend or impromptu date.
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With great water views and a firepit, Bar Bocce in Sausalito could probably get away with having average food. But the food - in particular, the pizzas - make this place worth a visit.
A16 turns out some of the best pizza in San Francisco. The small plates are close to perfect, and you can actually get a reservation. There’s no catch. Just go.
Boot & Shoe Service
Pizza is the main draw at Boot & Shoe Service, but it's also a great overall eating experience.
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Delarosa is a neighborhood institution in the Marina for pizza, salads, and epic people watching.
The Californian-Mediterranean food at Lark in the Castro might be geographically inaccurate, but it tastes pretty great.
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