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Lefty's Chicago Pizzaria

3448 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92104
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Ranked #410 of 4,044 restaurants in San Diego
Price range: $5 - $25
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Takeout
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Takeout
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English first
San Diego, California
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242 reviews 242 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013 via mobile

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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San Diego, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Great pizza! But try the hamburgers (great quality meat), French fries (my cardiologist would not endorse these) and great selection of beers (& wine). And a staff that is definitely out to please!

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Zhuhai, China
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

I want to highly recommend this restaurant if you live or are visiting San Diego. This is a true Chicago style pizza. They offer both thin crust and deep dish pizza. The pricing is very fair and the taste is out of this world. The service is outstanding, if you are from Chicago, this is a must pizza joint to... More

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Seattle, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

We decided to hit Lefty's after a day at the zoo, based on the recommendation by a friend who lives in Chicago. We weren't disappointed. The service was super friendly, price reasonable, and the pie was great. At the 30th Street location, seating is cramped, as there are only 2 tables and 2 bar-style areas inside. There are several outdoor... More

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