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“Almost like Italian pizza” 5 of 5 stars
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Arinell Pizza
509 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1114
415-255-1303
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Ranked #772 of 5,007 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Pizza
Dining options: Lunch
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Dining options: Lunch
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Almost like Italian pizza”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Great place for a quick bite, whether late night or just after lunch. Basic cheese pizza is the best and best if you just eat it right there and then. Just be ready, have the cash ready pay and get the hell out of their way! Pizza quality very good. Try it

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
San Francisco, CA, USA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“No better place for a late night slice”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Arinell's is a Mission institution. When you roll out of a bar at 1am, starving for something and a burrito sounds like it is going to hurt in the morning, you cannot go wrong with a slice from Arinell's.

All the pizzas start plain, they add toppings to your taste and then throw it in the oven until it is crispy on the bottom and bubbling on the top - so beware "drunken burnt mouth" syndrome when you forget to let it cool a bit before eating.

They also have deep dish neapolitan slices too, but I haven't tried these. Thin crust, pepperoni, folded in half, is the way I go when I get a slice.

Visited September 2013
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California
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119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
“Best slice in SF”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

California is historically lacking in proper East Coast (read NYC), Neopolitan pizza by the slice. This place delivers the closest facsimile thereof in SF. It's simple, it's thin, the seasoning is right on, the price is low-ish, and it's fast.
Recently there are restaurants doing very good Napolitanos in SF, but you pay for it, and they ain't a counter slinging great slices on the fly. Arinell is.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Francisco
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“New York Style right in SF”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

This is the perfect hole in the wall pizza joint, and for those who believe that authentic New York Style pizza doesn't exist in San Francisco, this place might help to change your mind. The crust is thin but not too thin, and it's doused with a healthy portion of cheese. This is not gourmet fussy organic style pizza--it's rather a big old slice of hot American style pizza. There is very little room to sit (small counter top) and the service staff is rather surly and noncommunicative. If you have a craving for a steaming hot slice with lots of melted cheese, try Arinell's.

Visited May 2012
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San Francisco, California
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Supposedly the most "authentic" NY style pizza in the city..”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2009

Supposedly the most "authentic" NY style pizza in the city..

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