Member since February 4, 2008
San Francisco, CA
Will Tuttle has rated 34 pizzas:
Much better when eaten in the restaurant than in your home, this is one of those places that is great at the end of a long night of carousing in Cow Hollow, but is a bit overrated otherwise. The ingredients are always fresh, but the thin crust leaves something to be desired.
Although Little Star is still great, it's slipped a bit in recent months. The last time we went, we were told that the wait would be about 20 minutes. After waiting close to an hour and half, we finally got our table. Thankfully, we knew exactly what we wanted by that point, so we were eating soon after. They have their off-nights quality-wise, but it's usually very good. If you're a crust fan, you'll be in heaven the first time you taste their buttery cornmeal offering.
It's easy to forget about this place since it lives in the shadow of the attached full restaurant, but this is one of the best pizza places in SF. The noise can be a bit much at times (especially after a long wait), but it's usually worth it once you have one of their inventive pies in front of you. Great wine list, too!
I've only been a few times, but everytime I think of getting a "classy" pizza, this is the first place that comes to mind. Alas, the Divisadero Little Star is only a few blocks from my apartment, so I always end up there. I love the asparagus pizza that they have here, although everything seems really fresh and delicious.
I remember thinking North Beach was pretty good when I first moved here, but I quickly came to realize that there are much better options. Just walk to Escape from NY!
Volare's a great place to hit at the end of those long nights at Toronado or Molotov, but it's not really that great overall. The crust can be a bit undercooked, with cheese that slides off the when you pick it up. Delivery is pretty weak, too, you're better off just picking up a few slices yourself.
Despite the fact that I cracked a tooth here (the owners were great about it), I really like the pizza here. The potato and roasted garlic pizza is excellent, as is the pesto. The crust is nice and thin, crispy but never crunchy. The only real drawback is the locale, as that section of the Upper Haight can be kind of gross (I've seen some nasty people in there!).
One of the best pizzas I've ever had was at celebrity chef Mario Batali's restauant. The crust is thin and crispy with prominent air bubbles that make it seem even thinner and crispier. There are some great combinations of topping, from the proscuitto and leek offering to the fennel/sausage blend. It's definitely pretty pricey, but well worth it.
If you live or vacation around Lake Sunapee, there's a good chance that you've visited a Pizza Chef at least once. The crust is nice and crispy, and the cheese is nicely browned, although sometimes there's a little too much sauce. There are also some great non-pizza options on the menu, with the Greek salad and chicken cutlet sub as particular standouts. There aren't a lot of other pizza plaes in the area, so this one's a no-brainer. The New London location isn't quite as good as the one in Sunapee...