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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Tony’s Coal-Fired Pizza & Slice House
Tony’s Coal-Fired Pizza And Slice House is a quick counter-service version of Tony’s Pizza in North Beach.
Trattoria Contadina in North Beach serves fantastic pasta in a warm and welcoming setting.
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Flour + Water Pizzeria
Flour + Water Pizzeria in the Mission will make you happier than your childhood pizza party.
Tosca Cafe has been around forever, serving food and their boozy house “cappuccinos” in a dark, loud space.
Don't come with your torches and pitchforks, but, dare we say...Delfina is not that exciting?
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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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