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Lefty's Chicago Pizzaria

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3448 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92104
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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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  • 22
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  • 14
    Very good
  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Really good Chicago pizza

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Studio City
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43 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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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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118 restaurant reviews
202 helpful votes 202 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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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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Pizza sauce was sour and too bitter.. Pizza was re heated and crust was too hard almost burnt due to reheating .. Service was good but one of the cashiers was drinking a beer while taking orders .. Had a real hippie vibe to it

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Glendale, Arizona
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

It was good pizza and amazingly filling but it was chicago style. I am a New york girl at heart so I will stick with my thin crust pizza. The Monster of the MIdway pizza was excellent.

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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

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?