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Golden Boy Pizza

Golden Boy Pizza

North Beach, San Francisco
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    "Mmm delicious sicilian style square pizzas by the slice!"(9 Tips)
    Gunnar A.
    "The regular cheese and clam & garlic pizzas are both excellent."(10 Tips)
    Jose P.
    "Sausage pizza and pesto veggie are the best"(4 Tips)
    Christian B.
    "Punk rock vibes, craft beer, and outstanding Sicilian style pizza."(4 Tips)
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  • pizza
  • casual
  • good for a quick meal
  • bar
  • garlic
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  • SFGate
    SFGateAugust 2, 2014
    The best is the vegetarian ($3.75), with slices of zucchini, black olives, tomatoes, onions, pesto, loads of cheese and a pleasantly bread-like crust with crisped edges. Read more
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    Alessandro MingioneNovember 22, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    This is what in Italy we call "pizza al taglio". The pizza is not the most authentic (you know, pepperoni ain't a thing back there) but it's great! I go for the cheese and the vegetarian.
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    BommyApril 9, 2016
    Mmm delicious sicilian style square pizzas by the slice! Crust is thick and doughy yet still crispy and crunchy. Clam-garlic pizza is $3.75 cash only and pretty fishy... Bar and counter seating only.
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    SarahApril 3, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    The only place worth going to for a late night in North Beach. Cash only. Totally worth the wait, plus the service is surprisingly nice ✨
  • Mike W.heart icon on user image
    Mike WinstonApril 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Golden Boy Pizza serves up amazing square Silician slices so good that even this native NJ/NYer loves. Don't miss the Garlic & Clam Slice and read all about my visit on WinstonWanders below!! Read more
  • Jose D.heart icon on user image
    Jose DafragaDecember 10, 2018
    Square Slices of combination it’s water mount full, delicious pizza, one of the two places in SF that I eat pizza, I strongly recommend, get ready for the evening on the line, worth it, believe me!
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    Fluying ✅April 16, 2018
    Pesto vegetarian pizza is just amazing. But really amazing.
  • Nancy M.
    Golden Boy Pizza has been a favorite in the neighborhood for so long. The secret behind this is that their pizzas are consistently delicious, with a perfect balance of sauce, cheese, and toppings!!!
  • Annie M.heart icon on user image
    Annie MargesonNovember 27, 2018
    The crust is a perfect mixture of crisp and soft at the same time. Great place to grab pizza and beer. Or take your slice to-go. These guys do pizza right.
  • Chart T.
    Chart ThebSeptember 5, 2016
    Had it two nights in a row, had all 6 variations, they are all incredible. Garlic and clam and Combo at the top of the list, but you can't go wrong!
  • Matthew C.
    Matthew CassinelliApril 26, 2015
    If you have enough people, grab a spot inside while the other waits in line. Be sure to have your cash ready, but once you're inside there's beer and good times.
  • Joshua C.heart icon on user image
    Joshua ChanJuly 11, 2015
    Relatively thicker crust - so soft, so delightful - their combination, vegetarian pesto, and garlic clam are my go-to choices. Just get them all dang it!
  • Brodie O.heart icon on user image
    Brodie OlmsteadDecember 10, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Best Sicilian pizza in the city, especially late night. Garlic and clam is my go-to, but everything is top-notch and cheesy.
  • Christian B.heart icon on user image
    Christian BakerFebruary 8, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The best slice in SF. Punk rock vibes, craft beer, and outstanding Sicilian style pizza. Can request edge, corner, or center pieces.
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    oohgodyeahMarch 8, 2015
    Cash only but they have a decent selection of beers on tap (draught). Their liquor license requires you to consume all booze by 1:00 am.
  • Rey F.heart icon on user image
    Rey FloresJune 17, 2012
    Here since '78 for good reason - simple recipes = great food! I've had their pizza since '84! You can't go wrong with any slice, Clam & Garlic, the Combo, and Pesto Veggie are must-haves!
  • Nick I.
    Nick IssaSeptember 22, 2013
    Excellent for take out or for a quick sit and eat at the counter. Try their clam pizza and pesto vegetarian too. Bring cash- no cards here!
  • Patrick F.heart icon on user image
    Patrick Finley (@pjfinley)December 1, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Such a great pizza spot. I've tried a bunch and can't go wrong with anything they put in the window. Make sure to bring cash!
  • Vegard H.heart icon on user image
    Vegard HellandMay 7, 2015
    What a gem! Great, cheap pizza, decent selection of beer and punk music blasting. The staff were funny and made you feel welcome.
  • Christine
    ChristineJanuary 1, 2015
    Starving in the middle of the night?😄 Golden Boy will rescue you😂😊 The pizza is in a class of it's own here. simple seating but interessting nice atmosphere😊🍕💕
  • Arte Y.heart icon on user image
    Arte YescasNovember 23, 2015
    we picked three flavors, all amazing, I was full with 2 pieces; I will definitely go back!
  • Anthony K.heart icon on user image
    Anthony K ✌️March 28, 2017
    Been here 25+ times
    Love the corner slices filled with clams and garlic; or if I have to interact with others after I get the (non-veggie) combo slice.
  • Fredo A.heart icon on user image
    Fredo AlvarezJune 3, 2016
    Pizza is good and crispy. A slice and a beer will run you about $8-10, less if you get a soda instead. Cash only (ATM on premises), line starts out the door.
  • Pookie B.heart icon on user image
    Pookie BearMarch 22, 2019
    Been here 10+ times
    They only make 1 pie of sausage at any given time. It is both the most rare and the most tasty.
  • Juan S.heart icon on user image
    Juan SeguíJuly 18, 2015
    Best pizza in San Francisco. Very authentic place. Try clam and garlic pizza!
  • Aron O.heart icon on user image
    Aron OrtegaJanuary 19, 2018
    The Clam and Garlic pizza is to die for!
  • Sofie G.heart icon on user image
    Sofie GrahamAugust 9, 2014
    The best pizza by the slice in the city! Get two slices, they are very reasonably priced. The place is tiny though, so you probably won't sit down.
  • Lears F.heart icon on user image
    Lears FoolJuly 20, 2015
    One slice of clam and garlic to go, eaten at Washington Square Park is an SF must-do
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    AbdulrahmanJune 13, 2016
    I love the place, they have an amazing pizza. Good atmosphere
  • Priya S.
    Priya SaiprasadSeptember 30, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    I've become somewhat of a regular here and I keep coming back for the sausage pizza! It's absolutely addicting. Add some chili pepper flakes for some spice action.
  • Chanel C.heart icon on user image
    Chanel CartierJuly 17, 2015
    The clam and garlic pizza lived up to the other reviews. And the pepperoni was delicious. 2 slices and a drink for $8.
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    MarvinJanuary 30, 2018
    Been here 5+ times
    Cash only. Well worth the visit. Come for the simple recipes but great slice of pizza in this 80s dinner-eques space. Mind the homeless outside.
  • Ellen M.heart icon on user image
    Ellen McGrodyJuly 17, 2015
    Delicious, greasy, fresh square pizza with an attitude and a great drink selection.
  • Kyle S.heart icon on user image
    Kyle SApril 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Sicilian (rectangular) pizza that could stand its own in a New York pizza shop. Pan pizza with a thicker tomato sauce than your typical NY pie.
  • Onur T.heart icon on user image
    Onur TunaJune 10, 2015
    If u don't mind to wait on the cue for 15 minutes get ur pizza this is the 2nd best after Toni's Italian
  • Jared R.heart icon on user image
    Jared RousselDecember 16, 2016
    This is my ideal pizza place. Love to come here and grab a slice and a glass of wine and chill!
  • Natalie M.heart icon on user image
    Natalie MApril 29, 2019
    Been here 5+ times
    Corner slice of the veggie pesto. That’s all you need to know.
  • Donald
    DonaldFebruary 1, 2012
    This place is great. Arguably in the top three beat pizza places in the city. Only flaw is that it's cash only but worth the hassle. (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Norris T.
    Norris TranMay 5, 2012
    Not a lot of meat but the crust is perfect and the sauce is packed with flavor. Best north beach hangover cure after closing. Goto: garlic and clam. (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Gunnar A.heart icon on user image
    Gunnar AasenJanuary 16, 2016
    This is Sicilian style pizza. It's not a New York slice, but it holds its own better than almost every other pizza in SF. The regular cheese and clam & garlic pizzas are both excellent.
  • Benson B.heart icon on user image
    Benson BleierMarch 3, 2016
    Pretty good late night pizza spot. Big greasy slice. There can be a line but when you're sloshed that doesn't matter.
  • Vihang M.heart icon on user image
    Vihang MehtaApril 23, 2018
    Been here 5+ times
    Fantastic Sicilian style pizza. Often a line, but it moves reasonably fast.
  • Brian S.heart icon on user image
    Brian StraussDecember 19, 2017
    Before three drinks, this pizza is okay. After three drinks it’s outstanding!
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsJanuary 27, 2015
    You're already here. You don't need tips. Get the pizza, be happy.
  • J J.
    J JohnFebruary 28, 2019
    FFS is it even chemically possible to put more salt in pizza sauce?? These guys are basically Little Caesar's with fancier toppings- not worth the heart attack unless you're drunk out of your mind.
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    Kat 🐱December 2, 2015
    Garlic clam pizza!!! They open until 2:30am but the wait is long.
  • Irving G.heart icon on user image
    Irving GonzalesJuly 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    SO delicious and has a great vibe inside. I can order at the walk-up window while my dog patiently waits outside.
  • Dan D.heart icon on user image
    Dan DiiulioDecember 20, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    The staff pick the music via their personal iPods - almost always 80's and 90's punk rock though the new girl has some ska for variety.
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableAugust 22, 2014
    Thick Sicilian-style pieces of focaccia-like crust are loaded with toppings that range from pepperoni to clams and garlic. Read more
  • Andrew S.
    Andrew SprungMarch 4, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Bring a lot of cash, because you will want all the pizza
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