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Lefty's Chicago Pizzeria

Lefty's Chicago Pizzeria

Pizza Place$$$$
Mission Hills, San Diego
  • TheDL
    "Get the meaty deep dish and a bomber beer while you wait."(12 Tips)
    30 Minutes Or Less
    "... Chicago teams, so #DontBlowIt by wearing a Cardinals hat or a Packers..."(3 Tips)
    Juan P.
    "the Monster of the Midway is the bomb!"(2 Tips)
    Andrew C.
    "Most authentic Chicago Pizza in San Diego"(2 Tips)
45 Tips and reviews
  • pizza
  • dontblowit
  • midway
  • authentic chicago
  • french fries
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  • Babak S.
    Babak SetayeshJune 17, 2016
    Stuffed meat pie is fantastic. Mozzarella sticks, spinach artichoke bread for sides. Italian beef: with mozzarella, hot peppers, dipped. You will not be sorry. Favorite place in SD for a Chicago fix.
  • TheDL
    TheDLMay 2, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    You know what? The thin crust isn't half bad (I usually go deep dish)
  • TheDL
    TheDLApril 19, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Went thin crust this time. Love it as much as the deep dish. Also, there's a back patio now!
  • Nate K.
    Nate KingDecember 13, 2015
    If you're ever feeling nostalgic of the chi, go here. They stayed true to the chicago dog, and being able to get deep dish slices for $3 is a good freaking deal.
  • Sean M.
    Sean MillerAugust 9, 2015
    Best Chicago Pizza in San Diego.
  • Jolie N.
    Jolie NovakMay 15, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the Cheddar Beef - (via @Foodspotting)
  • William H.
    William HoNovember 3, 2014
    Everything! Excellent pizza and service!! This coming from someone from Brooklyn 👍👍👌
  • Jaymee C.
    Jaymee CamposAugust 22, 2014
    such good food... Yum!
  • TheDL
    TheDLAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the meaty deep dish and a bomber beer while you wait.
  • Jennifer K.
    Jennifer K.August 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The deep dish is the best but it takes a while to cook so be sure to order ahead. The kids love playing with the toys and books.
  • Jennifer K.
    Jennifer KnappJuly 24, 2014
    Not true deep dish in that they do not spend an hour cooking it and this isn't Chicago. However, they still take 35 minutes which gives them time to make a pretty respectable pie.
  • Chase M.
    Chase MannMarch 22, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Cheesy Garlic Bread
  • ∵ⓣⓦⓞ  ⓞⓝⓔ  ⓣⓗⓛ®ⓓ∵
    Rolled dice on this joint & came out winning with my GF, hailing from Los Angeles we're pizza nymphos & this place won us both over.The deep dish pep & mush was awesome.
  • Rudy
    RudyDecember 21, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Awesome Chicago pizza this side of the Mississippi river!
  • James R.
    James RansomSeptember 10, 2013
    Pros: Wow - deep dish pizza is so delicious. Gluten-free crusts available. Cons: No HD TVs so no good for football.
  • Oliver A.
    Oliver AsisAugust 20, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    Great combo of a slice of deep dish, salad, and drink for a less than $10. Note: slice is of their regular pizzas not specials. Specials are extra.
  • Rob M.
    Rob MorganAugust 19, 2013
    Don't bring a big party without calling ahead, the host guy that looks like joe dirt will be a bitch about it (apparently they don't like spontaneous large checks).
  • Barry
    BarryAugust 18, 2013
    Order ahead for pizza. The sandwiches don't need much time to prep. Great food and reasonably priced!
  • Juan P.
    Juan PasalaguaJuly 22, 2013
    the Monster of the Midway is the bomb!
  • Jolie N.
    Jolie NovakApril 29, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The Loaded Fries - topped with cheddar or blue cheese, along with bacon, sour-cream, and scallions - are super tasty!
  • RTWgirl A.
    RTWgirl ArnetteMarch 24, 2013
    Everything is good and the staff is super awesome
  • Erich S.
    Erich SpurginMarch 6, 2013
    Take the spinach mushroom pizza and sprinkle liberally with parmesian.
  • Stephanie P.
    Stephanie PhamNovember 1, 2012
    Only place I'll get deep dish in San Diego! And I get hooked up with 10% cashback on my bill because of MOGL!
  • Kimberly S.
    Family friendly. Has a child's seating area with books and toys. They will also child cut your slice if you request it. Great place!
  • Kyle G.
    Kyle GardnerJune 14, 2012
    The meat pizza is fantastic!
  • Courtyard San Diego
    Courtyard San DiegoApril 28, 2012
    Want some authentic Chicago deep dish? Lefty’s is the place to go for your thick crust fix, or why not try a meatball sub? Grab a beer as well, they have an incredible selection of craft brews.
  • Matthew D.
    Matthew DeCellesDecember 31, 2011
    So much better than Berkeley Pizza! Don't let anyone tell you different.
  • Teag C.
    Teag CarpenterOctober 30, 2011
    Best deep dish in San Diego
  • Ken
    KenSeptember 15, 2011
    Needs more pictures of Sweetness (Walter Payton) everywhere
  • Bryan M.
    Bryan MelegaAugust 29, 2011
    Itlalian Beef Sandwhich. Nuff said. Read more
  • Dety K.
    Dety KdyantinieJuly 29, 2011
  • Malaya U.
    At Lefty's, you pay your pizza by right hands lol! Ask for extra fries ...
  • Todd M.
    Todd McEarchernJuly 13, 2011
  • amalia r.
    amalia rizkyJuly 13, 2011
    order the pizza and ask for the secret sauce. they had the best pizza in san diego
  • 30 Minutes Or Less
    30 Minutes Or LessJuly 6, 2011
    These guys love their Chicago teams, so #DontBlowIt by wearing a Cardinals hat or a Packers jersey.
  • KevMighty
    KevMightyMay 5, 2011
    KevMighty was here.
  • Jessica T.
    Jessica ThorntonFebruary 20, 2011
    Must try spinach artichoke bread...
  • Justin K.
    Justin Kamely-MellinJanuary 5, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Only place in California that comes close to pizza like back home....besides ChicagoFire up in Sacramento!
  • Roy G.
    Roy GomezJanuary 1, 2011
    Omg fries loaded the best!
  • Colleen
    ColleenOctober 23, 2010
    Get the Veggie Chopped Salad--hello blue cheesy deliciousness-- and the Monster Midway.
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah SpearOctober 2, 2010
    Best pizza in san Diego
  • Justin H.
    Justin HesseApril 23, 2010
    This place is very kid friendly, very nice to have a Chicago style pizzaria looking out for the little ones.
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew CrossanMarch 31, 2010
    Most authentic Chicago Pizza in San Diego - Stuffed Pizza with Italian Sausage and Pepperoni - No vegetables on pizza for me!
  • Charles C.
    Charles CochraneNovember 1, 2009
    the franks here are fabulous!!!
  • Charles C.
    Charles CochraneOctober 26, 2009
    order anything on the menu! great food and service to match...
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