Top 10 Pizza Restaurants in San Francisco / Bay Area

Little Star Pizza, San Francisco (photo courtesy Little Star Pizza)

The Bay Area’s Best Pizzerias

Thin crust or deep dish? Sicilian or Chicago? For many of us, pizza is a passion. If you want to call some nationwide chain for fast delivery of something that doesn’t taste much better than the cardboard box it comes in, go right ahead. That means the wait will be shorter for the rest of us at GAYOT’s Top 10 Pizza Restaurants in San Francisco/Bay Area.

> The selections are presented in alphabetical order.

1. Capo’s Chicago Pizza & Fine Italian Dinners

Capo's Chicago Pizza & Fine Italian Dinners, San Francisco
North Beach, San Francisco, CA
At this cozy restaurant and cocktail bar in North Beach, master pizzaiolo Tony Gemignani focuses on four styles of Chicago-style pizza: cracker thin, cast-iron pan, deep dish and stuffed. See more…

2. Flour + Water

Flour + Water, San Francisco
Mission, San Francisco, CA
Reservation OpenTable

Simple but impressive Italian fare, including Neapolitan-style pizzas, draws crowds to this cozy Mission spot. See More…

3. Little Star Pizza

Little Star Pizza, San Francisco
Nopa, San Francisco, CA

Little Star Pizza packs in a hip neighborhood crowd with decadent deep dish and thin crust pies. See More…

4. Piccino

Piccino, San Francisco
Potrero Hill, San Francisco, CA
Reservation OpenTable

It’s all about the pizzas at Piccino, a neighborhood spot in Potrero Hill packed at peak mealtimes with a mainly professional crowd of locals enjoying each chewy-crisp bite of thin-crust pie. See More…

5. Pizzaiolo

Pizzaiolo, Oakland
Oakland, CA
Oakland’s food-centric Temescal district counts Pizzaiolo as one of the sparkling jewels in its crown. The pizza is worth the wait — a blackened, blistered crust yields the perfect chew. See More…

6. Pizzeria Delfina

Pizzeria Delfina, San Francisco
Mission, San Francisco, CA

This always-packed Mission pizzeria offers traditional Neapolitan-inspired pies plus specials, all bursting with local ingredients. See More…

7. Pizzeria Picco

Pizzeria Picco, Larkspur
Larkspur, CA

One of Marin’s hottest Neapolitan-inspired pizza spots, Pizzeria Picco in Larkspur specializes in extra-thin crusts topped with often organic ingredients. See More…

8. Tony’s Pizza Napoletana

Tony's Pizza Napoletana, San Francisco
North Beach, San Francisco, CA

Tony’s Pizza Napoletana in San Francisco uses a variety of ovens to produce their pies, including a domed-top brick for Italian pizza; square brick ovens for American-style pies; a brick oven specifically for the thicker Sicilian-style; and a Neapolitan wood-burning oven. See More…

9. Zachary’s Chicago Pizza

Zachary's Chicago Pizza, Oakland
Oakland, CA

Zachary’s, an East Bay standout beloved by locals, serves up quality stuffed and thin crust pizza. See More…

10. Zero Zero

Zero Zero, San Francisco
SoMa, San Francisco, CA 

SoMa pizza place Zero Zero sets a high bar that even extends to desserts. The pizzas are strong due in no small part to thin, toothsome crusts that strike the right balance between crispiness and suppleness. See More…