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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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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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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Love Pizza & Craft Beer ? EAT HERE!

We had a deep dishy meaty pie and their bread appetizer and I can happily say that I was disappointed I did not have more room left in my stomach! They proudly serve local beers and had some tasty treats to go along with our pie! You will miss it if you aren't looking for it - its a tiny... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Naomi R
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

We had a deep dishy meaty pie and their bread appetizer and I can happily say that I was disappointed I did not have more room left in my stomach! They proudly serve local beers and had some tasty treats to go along with our pie! You will miss it if you aren't looking for it - its a tiny... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

There is literally NO deep dish pizza in Connecticut or New Jersey, so this is an item we look for whenever we travel. Lefty's is like one of the neighborhood places you find in Chicago. Not very big, a few seats inside, a few tables outside but very pleasant with a nice beer selection. They also feature pizza by the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?