September 18th, 2016
San Francisco, CA
This is Part II of our San Francisco trip. To see Part I, click here.
On Saturday, we took a break from eating pizza to head to Napa and drink wine. On Sunday we were right back at it, though! Dan was our tour guide for the day, and we walked all around town, hitting all the touristy spots (Lombard Street, Chinatown, the sea lions on the pier). We worked up an appetite for our first pizza stop, Tony’s Pizza Napoletana.
We got here right before noon, when it opened, and there was already a line out the door! We got seated quickly, though, and got a nice table outside.
The menu here is expansive. They have almost every style of pizza from across the country, including Detroit style, St. Louis style, and New York style. We settled on the award-winning traditional Neapolitan Margherita, since they only make 73 per day, and the California style Sausage and Stout, which they only make 23 of!
Overall, we really liked the Margherita. It was probably Barb’s favorite Neapolitan of the trip, but the Sausage and Stout pizza really stole the show. It was a lot of crust, but we all agreed that the stout reduction that was drizzled on top made this pizza our favorite of the entire weekend.
We decided to walk down to the Golden Gate Bridge after this, which ended up being a pretty far (and hilly) walk. By the time we got down there and relaxed a bit by the beach, we were ready to head up to the Mission district for our second stop of the day, and our (first) dinner at Flour + Water.
We were the first ones in line here (as usual) because we didn’t have reservations, and we really wanted to make sure we had a seat early. Flour + Water serves Neapolitan pies, so we got the Margherita, of course, and the Salsiccia, which had kale, sausage, and mushroom.
We heard that the pasta here is also amazing, but we had to save that for our next trip. The pizza was good, but we wouldn’t have ranked it at #6. We did like the char on the crust, though, and the crispy kale on the Salsiccia.
We finished these pies, and then headed out of the Mission district to meet our friend Dave again for Dinner #2.
Dinner #2 was a bonus from the 2016 Best Pizzas in America list. Capo’s is rated at #76 on this year’s list, and since it was right down the street, we had to try it.
Capo’s is known for their deep dish, but since we were so full at this point, we opted for a cast iron pie, the Crown Point. According to their menu, this pizza won the World’s Best of the Best at the International Pizza Challenge in Las Vegas this year, so we thought it would be a safe bet.
It was a salad pizza, on a deep dish-like crust. Cheddar, mozzarella, broccolini, arugula, basil, red onion, peppadew peppers, balsamic reduction, and shaved parmesan. Barb loved it. Everyone else wished we got a regular deep dish.
Tony’s Pizza Napoletana
1570 Stockton Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
Flour + Water
2401 Harrison Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
641 Vallejo Street
San Francisco, CA 94133