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Golden Boy Pizza

542 Green Street
| +1 415-982-9738
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The Best Slice in San Francisco?  San Francisco California United States

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Sun - Thur 11:30am - 12:30am
Fri, Sat 11:30am - 2:30am

The Best Slice in San Francisco?

Being from the East Coast and spending 8 years in New York City, it's safe to say that I'm a pizza snob. And when I moved to San Francisco, well, the slices here just didn't cut it. (To be fair, I gained some incredible Mexican food, but still.) Then, a colleague took me to Golden Boy.

The scene at this cult North Beach pizzeria is worth the trip itself: a bunker-like space that blares grunge, slings cheap pints of beer, and is pretty much standing-room only. But it's the slices that keep the line wrapped around the corner, especially in the wee hours of the weekend night. It's definitely not a New York style slice—it's a fork-and-knife, gooey, knock-you-into-drunk-sleep mess. And that's a good thing. The crust is thick and tender—not unlike a Long Island grandma pie slice—and it's blanketed with lots of stringy mozzarella and a myriad of toppings, from sausage and pepperoni to onions and zucchini. I opted for the everything-on-it slice and an Anchor IPA, and left with the happiest belly.

But beware: Lines can get extremely long, especially on weekends, and those ultra-thick pizzas take a long time to cook. Make it the start of your night rather than the end.