Where to Eat Pizza in NorCal: From Serious Eats, Slice Blog

The United States of Pizza: Where to Eat Pizza in California (Part 1, Northern California)

Blog Posted by Adam Kuban, April 18, 2010 at 5:00 PM

They say in the Norcal pizza post that in the 80’s it was hard to find great pizza in the Bay Area.   However, now there are many worthy contenders for the best pizza in Norcal!

Their Top Three Overall Favorites:

  • Pizzeria Picco in Larkspur
  • Pizzaiolo in Oakland
  • Tony’s Pizza Napoletana of North Beach in San Francisco

The Top Chicago Style Pizza Joints Battle (Stuffed vs. Deep Dish):  ->

Zachary’s – East Bay

  • Est. 1983, Stuffed Pizza

Little Star Pizza – SF

  • Est. 2005, Deep dish proper, not stuffed, so there’s no top layer of dough/crust

On The Try List:
My To-Try List — at the Top, Pizza Hacker


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Pizza My Heart:

Want to hear some Bay Area pizza snobs go crazy under pizza blog comments?  Mention Pizza My Heart in a “Where to Eat Pizza in CA” and people will get angry.  We like Pizza My Heart, loaded with too many toppings for the thin crust, as they mention in the article.  It is consistently good pizza with easy access and NO LINES!  It has a nice softness with a bit of crunch.

1 comment… add one
  • Vishal Link

    Big Z in Berkely for the win on Deep Dish. Little Star is good but I really like the stuffed approach that Zachary’s takes. They are employee-owned which is a nice touch, and I think that provides some small incentive for great service.

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