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Escape From New York Pizza (Castro)

508 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114 (Castro)
(415) 252-1515
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Ranked #2,234 of 4,929 restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Pizza
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Lunch
Neighborhood: Castro
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
San Francisco, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

As a native NYer, pizza is definitely one of our best and greatest delights that we're known for. So after being the Bay for some time, I haven't quite found the brick oven, flavorful pizza experience I'd grown up on in NY...until I discovered this place! Most pizza places out here have that thick, doughy pizza with way too much... More

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Boston, MA
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

As an east coast guy, I think I know pizza. This was good pizza. Mushroom and pepperoni is the classic in my book and they did that well. My wife had a white pizza (no sauce, just cheese) with potatoes. Delicious. Enough said.

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San Francisco
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

This place is tiny but I like the fact that all of their pizzas can be sold by the slice in big portions with plenty of good vegetarian choices. My favorite is the artichoke with feta and other veggies. Slices are always reheated, unless you happen to catch them right out of the oven. The crust is thin and crispy,... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

You might pass this place by if you were just walking by and happened to look in. There is nothing fancy about it. I was dying for some pizza, so I talked my husband into going in. I enjoyed my piece of pepperoni pizza. My husband hated his. He said it was too greasy for him. It was rather greasy,... More

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Santa Cruz, California
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

I always like walking into Escape for a quick and affordable slice of thin pizza. Basic pepperoni is always a winner, as are the pesto slices. If the pie is not right out of the oven they re-bake it for a bit to re-heat it. I've learned to ask them not to put it in the oven for their full-length... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012 via mobile

It's really good pizza by the slice. Huge slice by the way. Crust was crispy, sauce tangy and toppings balanced. The setting might not be for everyone.

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San Francisco, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

You can find better quality without much effort. The crust is indelible, the tomato is never cooked enough and the mushrooms are not of the best brand. Portions are quite huge though

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Hollywood, CA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

Fantastic weekend ending with a horrible experience at this pizza place. I can't really understand the good reviews here, what a nasty negative bunch of employees. I was visiting the city and on my way to the airport my friend took me to this place for a quick slice. When I went in, I asked for 2 slices of pizza... More

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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

Good, simple pizza. I like the thin crust. This place is favorited by many young drunks.

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Philadelphia, PA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2012

grab a slice, your beverage of choice, grab a seat and watch the Castro go by. Great value and staff in what this East Coaster likes in a pizza!

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