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Lefty's Chicago Pizzaria

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3448 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92104
619-299-4030
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Takeout

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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Amazing

Best pizza in town and I pride myself in knowing all the good pizza placed in san diego. I took my family to leftys after a fun day at seaworld and have to say, not only was the deep dish pizza amazing but the staff was amazing as well....my wife who is not a big fan of pizza even said... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
Anthony M
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Best pizza in town and I pride myself in knowing all the good pizza placed in san diego. I took my family to leftys after a fun day at seaworld and have to say, not only was the deep dish pizza amazing but the staff was amazing as well....my wife who is not a big fan of pizza even said... More 

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Thompson's Station
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I am not sure if anyone at this location has been to Chicago, but if they have they sure did not have pizza why they were there. I have an office in Chicago and eat Real Chicago pizza at least once a month, and I am hear to tell you this place is not the place for real Chicago pizza.... More 

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Studio City
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136 reviews 136 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

As a lover of Chicago pizza I can definitely say this is one of the better Chicago style pizzeria's I have been to in Southern California. I live in Los Angeles and have tried virtually every Chicago pizza restaurant in this large geographical area. The pie was freshly made with high quality cheese and ingredients and took about 30 minutes... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We were visiting the area and stopped in for lunch. My daughter ordered two slices of the deep dish pepperoni pizza and I got the char cheese burger with loaded fries. The pizza was the best I have had. It has the sauce on top of the cheese and a crispy crust. It is incredible. The loaded fries have real... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Hands down this is the best pizza in San Diego if you have to know how to order it...4 words... Stuffed Deep Dish Pizza... Not deep dish pizza, stuffed deep dish pizza. Oh...and the Italian sandwiches are solid as well. Again you have to know how to order it... Italian beef with cheez whiz instead of provolone cheese. Add hot... More 

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San Diego, California
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346 reviews 346 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Lefty's serves great pizza with loads of good toppings (it's so hard to find a pizza joint w/ green olives on the menu!). The deep dish is literally about the size AND weight of a manhole cover. The thin crust is tasty too. Their other offerings, like burgers, aren't just afterthoughts but are done well too. The half order of... More 

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CALIFORNIA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I was at a Charity Event on Sunday June 22, 2014 at Petco Park for the Padre game and Lefty's cater the Pizza for the function. Just to die for on all the thin & crispy pizzas they baked for the charity. They have two locations, one in Mission Hills and one also in North Park if you want the... More 

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San Diego, California
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25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Here you have a pretty nice pizzeria in a growing area of North Park that is, as far as quick eats, a Top 5 in my walking distance list. This place shows off their Chicago and local pride with tons of wall coverings, memorabilia, and a number of their menu items! The staff is friendly and quick, and the menu... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

We had both the deep dish and the thin crust. The thin crust highlighted the toppings and was perfectly crunchy and wonderful. The Chicago style was tasty and the crust stood up to the the fresh toppings. I highly recommend.

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Maplewood, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Found Lefty's on the internet prior to going to San Diego, and was glad we had time to go there after a long day at the SD Zoo. I love to find spots like this that are not on the typical tourist trail. Though seating was limited, we enjoyed sitting out side and relaxing. Staff was friendly, and in fact... More 

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Additional Information about Lefty's Chicago Pizzaria

Address: 3448 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92104
Phone Number: 619-299-4030
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 5 - 25
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3448 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92104
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 619-299-4030

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?