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240 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4015
650-344-5000
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11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:45 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery

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    Very good
  • 7
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
You never know what you are going to get.

Sometimes I'll order a pizza from here and it will be excellent. Other times the pizza is horrifically bad. I pretty much have to be in a situation where my choices for food delivery are limited in order to choose it.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
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San Mateo, California
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86 reviews 86 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Sometimes I'll order a pizza from here and it will be excellent. Other times the pizza is horrifically bad. I pretty much have to be in a situation where my choices for food delivery are limited in order to choose it.

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Portland, Oregon
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Great pizza stop in San Mateo. I ordered the Golden Gate Special (pesto sauce, chicken, mushrooms, garlic and onions. Very healthy!!! The small pizza was more than ample for two unless you're feeding a teen-ager. My friend ordered the Eggplant Parmegiana served with vegetables, pasta and bread plus soup or salad. It was good and quite a bargain.

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San Juan Islands, Washington
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134 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Decent pizza, superbly located, very busy yet very frinedly service, small and overcrowded on weekends. Can't go wrong.

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Portland, Oregon
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I have never been to North Beach Pizza but I have had their takeout a number of times while staying in the myriad of hotels that make up the SFO complex. My most recent experience was in ordering two pizza's for myself and my family as we watched college football a the Embassy Suites after a long day of touring... More 

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San Francisco, California
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12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I am conflicted on this one as they can on occasions deliver a relatively good pizza, but this is marred by a couple of factors: 1) too expensive for what you get 2) service can be poor at times when they get a little busy 3) did i say the pizza is too expensive? :) 4) have had burnt crust... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

If your walking around downtown San Mateo you have many choices for food. If your thinking Italian or just pizza choose North Beach. Has the feel of an old style pizza parlor so the smell of baking pizza fills the air. Choices include pizza or pasta dishes quality and quantity were great.

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Alameda, California
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I liked the sauce, not too spicy, just mellow enough, good chewy crust. One of the best of the hundreds of thousand pizza places in San Mateo. We always get take-out.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

Supposedly the best pizza in the Bay Area. Unfortunately the worst service I've ever experienced. We placed our group party order at noon, to be delivered by 8pm for a hungry sports team. 60minutes later and the stoned out receptionist has no idea where our 20 pizzas are, except to repeatedly say that it should be 10 minutes away. Do... More 

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San Mateo, California
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The pizzas are good, although sometimes they seemed over baked and the crust is dry. They deliver, which is the number one reason I order from them.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

we stopped in for pizza last night. it's been a while since we've been there. there was a time when each pizza was totally predictably delicious. since we pretty much always order the same - pepperoni, sausage and mushrooms, we expect the same pizza. but we don't stop too often any more simply because many times it's just not good.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 240 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4015
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: 650-344-5000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:45 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:45 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?