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Looking for some good pizza for dinner tonight or tomorrow night. Doesn't need to be fancy [i.e. Delfina] just really good pizza. Thanks~

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Delfina Restaurant
3621 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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  1. Takeout from Delfina is better than anything else nearby, and not expensive. Go early if you want to eat there.

    For variety, Pauline's or Little Star, both on Valencia in the Mission.

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    Pauline's Pizza
    260 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94103

    Little Star Pizza Valencia
    400 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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    1. re: Windy

      Not worried about cost, looking for your basic pizza with sausage or pepperoni NY style pizza. Thanks for the suggestions, Windy. You are always so nice. Thinking of Chilango too, if we don't do pizza.

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      Chilango
      235 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94114

      1. re: DebitNM

        Don't miss the hot chocolate at Chilango if you end up there, or anything with the fresh tortillas (their carnitas rival Nopalito's).

        Pauline's is California style pizza: sourdough crust, famous pesto, excellent sausage. They grow produce for salads, make their own wine, and have very good desserts.

        Little Star is hipper and offers deep dish, although I prefer their thin crust. Enjoy!

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        Chilango
        235 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94114

    2. Starbelly - Decent thin crust style Margherita. I've never had to wait on a weekday.

      1. New York style is tough as California pizza tends to have a thicker, softer, paler crust. For simple old-school sausage or pepperoni, maybe Sausage Factory for sit-down or Marcello's for a quick slice or two.

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        Marcello's Pizza
        420 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114

        Sausage Factory
        517 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114

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        1. re: Robert Lauriston

          My parents took me to Sausage Factory all the time when I was a child. I've not been in years, but my sister went fairly recently (within the last year) and said it was exactly the same--not better but not worse. It apparently still has an old-school, Castro-in-the-70s vibe. If you go, DebitNM, please let me know how you like it.

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          Sausage Factory
          517 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114

        2. Escape from New York pizza is NY Style not perfect but they try.

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          Escape From New York Pizza
          508 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114

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          1. re: NoeMan

            Escape from New York is my personal favorite -- city-wide.

          2. We did Escape from NY pizza. Half pepperoni, half sausage and green bell peppers on all. They delivered for free [well, tip made it not quite free]. It did the trick. We ended up walking over to Bi-Rite for ice cream later on, so we ended the night on a high note! Thanks everyone for input.