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509 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1114
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Ranked #855 of 5,041 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $1 - $20
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Pizza
Mission District
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Dining options: Lunch
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English first
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I happened to be in the area and I am always on the hunt for top notch NYC style pizza. This place nails it, hands down. Great slice even from the pre-made pizza so I suspect the fresh whole pie is even better. Definitely will be back and I strongly recommend it for those looking for authentic NYC pizza with... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Delicious and very much appreciated when one gets tired of the thicker-crust pizza that is the norm in California. Thin-crusted with a tangy sauce--the only SF touch is the very "SF-looking" hipsters serving it.

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San Francisco, California, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

I went here on a date, and being a native San Franciscan, I was puzzled they had Sicilian Pizza. I always I got the regular slice here, and now, my life has changed! If you want a u true SF experience with actually uber good food, go here! The only thing that is missing is Jello Biafra working here himself,... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Great place for a quick bite, whether late night or just after lunch. Basic cheese pizza is the best and best if you just eat it right there and then. Just be ready, have the cash ready pay and get the hell out of their way! Pizza quality very good. Try it

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San Francisco, CA, USA
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51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Arinell's is a Mission institution. When you roll out of a bar at 1am, starving for something and a burrito sounds like it is going to hurt in the morning, you cannot go wrong with a slice from Arinell's. All the pizzas start plain, they add toppings to your taste and then throw it in the oven until it is... More 

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Top Contributor
238 reviews 238 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

California is historically lacking in proper East Coast (read NYC), Neopolitan pizza by the slice. This place delivers the closest facsimile thereof in SF. It's simple, it's thin, the seasoning is right on, the price is low-ish, and it's fast. Recently there are restaurants doing very good Napolitanos in SF, but you pay for it, and they ain't a counter... More 

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San Francisco
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108 reviews 108 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

This is the perfect hole in the wall pizza joint, and for those who believe that authentic New York Style pizza doesn't exist in San Francisco, this place might help to change your mind. The crust is thin but not too thin, and it's doused with a healthy portion of cheese. This is not gourmet fussy organic style pizza--it's rather... More 

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San Francisco, California
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221 reviews 221 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2009

Supposedly the most "authentic" NY style pizza in the city..

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2008

One thing I miss about NY since moving here is pizza. Arinell's slices come close. If I lived in SF instead of on the peninsula, I would go here more often.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2008

awesome after a long party nite!! best thin crust on the west side

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Additional Information about Arinell Pizza

Address: 509 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1114
Phone Number: 415-255-1303
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Pizza

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