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Scott Sep 5, 2002 12:54 PM

We are going to visit San Fran the end of September and we are looking for a good pizza / Italian joint with a decent wine list. (Staying Downtown)
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    DavidT RE: Scott Sep 5, 2002 04:00 PM

    I have lived here for 30 years and am still looking for the same thing myself! If you are coming from the East Coast, you may find the pizza options in S.F. a little disappointing. Your best bet for pizza is probably TOMMASO'S on Kearny St. in North Beach. For general Italian food downtown, try SCALA'S BISTRO on Powell St., just above Union Square. Another option is FINO, on Post St., 3 blocks west of Union Square.

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      rick RE: Scott Sep 9, 2002 02:02 PM

      San Francisco is not New York, New Haven or Boston when it comes to pizza. That being said, Tommasso's on Kearney in North Beach is the place to go. Lots of atmosphere, the pizzas are good, Neapolitan style, and the rest of the menu is good as well. Family owned and run, the oldest pizza place in the City (I think) and a very good wine list. Tommasso's is where the celebs go for pizza in North Beach. Willie Brown and Jerry Brown are both regulars. Long waits on Friday and Sunday nights, but worth it.

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        drcuisine RE: Scott Jan 15, 2007 05:46 PM

        If you are looking for true Italian pizza (like as in Italy) I suggest A16 on Chestnut St
        http://www.a16sf.com/
        or Delfina Pizza
        http://www.pizzeriadelfina.com

        Enjoy

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          Lori SF RE: drcuisine Jan 15, 2007 08:50 PM

          agreed with drcuisine on A16, steller food and great Italian wines by the glass, I like sitting at the bar so you can ask for recommendations the bartender is super nice and knowledgeable. I like Delfina during the day for a lunch slice sitting outside (with layers on.
          I would add Little Star as excellent pizza both the thin crust and deep pie are both yummy different styles from the above places. You can take a cab from downtown to the Divisadero street lacation, stop at NOPA down the street for one of the some of the best cocktails.

          I think Tommassio's pizza is very average.

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          Agent 510 RE: Scott Jan 15, 2007 05:53 PM

          Having lived in NYC and Boston, I don't think SF falls as short of the east coast, pizza-wise, as some folks claim. Maybe in terms of atmosphere, but not taste.

          I'd suggest L'Osteria Del Forno, also in North Beach on Columbus...very good pizza and a classic old-school Italian feel (the place is *tiny*). A quick search on this board should find lots of opinions about it as well as Tomasso's, Delfina's and the others.

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            Lil_Miss_Foodie_SF RE: Scott Jan 15, 2007 07:30 PM

            I second Pizza Delfina. Also, Paulines and Little Star a quite tasty, though neither has the authentic italian pizzaria vibe

            1. Robert Lauriston RE: Scott Jan 15, 2007 07:51 PM

              Rather a lot of excellent new pizza places have opened since 2002. Here are some topics from the past year:

              http://www.chowhound.com/search/std?q...

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                Calvinist RE: Scott Jan 15, 2007 08:49 PM

                For your location and request for "Italian joint" style place, go for Tomasso's. It's good and is in a fun neighborhood not far from downtown. A16 is great but a bit more upscale and a little farther away.

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