We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

North Beach Pizza

$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
240 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4015
+1 650-344-5000
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:45 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

33 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 32: English reviews
Millbrae, California
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I enjoyed pizza in downtown San Mateo. The toughest part of the experience was finding parking on a Tuesday night. Surprising since it was a Tuesday night. PIzza, Caesar Salad, Spaghetti with Meatballs. All dishes were tasty in my opinion. The only "beef" I had is the price. A bit higher than I would have expected.

Thank Jon Y
San Mateo, California
Level Contributor
105 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

Have used many times. Delivery is fast with courteous drivers. Pizza always arrives hit. Greek salad also good. Large variety to choose from. Will return.

Thank dcs1755
San Mateo, California
Level Contributor
15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015

Ok, good news, bad news. The bad news is that traffic in downtown san mateo can be bad and getting worse. The good news is that this pizza is worth it ! The texture, the flavors, it is simply DAMN good pizza. I am a fan ever since I lived in the City and would cross town for a couple... More 

Thank Terence C
San Mateo, California
Level Contributor
118 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2015

Used to be a favorite. New owners. Portions still large. Staff friendly. Now Pizza is very expensive, esp. Gluten Free Pizza, though I am glad it is offered. They would not accommodate my Gluten Free needs for other dishes including shrimp scampi or veal with mushrooms. My friend enjoyed eggplant parmisan. Although I can walk there, I will not rush... More 

Thank LH L
Kennewick, WA
Level Contributor
97 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2015

The pizza here is fabulous. The sauce and the cheese. There is so much cheese my grandson had me take it off. And he LOVES cheese!

Thank Halfwhit
Level Contributor
132 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2015

Stopped in here on a Monday night.Was fairly quiet.Server was very friendly.Pizza was cooked perfectly....... no over or ubder cooked parts.Dough was firm and tasty.Toppings were the perfect mix.........not too sparse or over topped.Servers were there to refill beverages and box leftovers. Would highly recommend if hungry for pizza!!!!

Thank athena5365
Tracy, California
Level Contributor
27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2015

Been coming here for years (and the SF location before they opened in SM). Love the pizza! Especially the Coit Tower. Never disappoints. Could be a wait for a table on the weekends and for take out I always call ahead.

Thank 11Messier
San Mateo, California
Level Contributor
94 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Sometimes I'll order a pizza from here and it will be excellent. Other times the pizza is horrifically bad. I pretty much have to be in a situation where my choices for food delivery are limited in order to choose it.

Thank craftyphd
Portland, Oregon
Level Contributor
189 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2015

Great pizza stop in San Mateo. I ordered the Golden Gate Special (pesto sauce, chicken, mushrooms, garlic and onions. Very healthy!!! The small pizza was more than ample for two unless you're feeding a teen-ager. My friend ordered the Eggplant Parmegiana served with vegetables, pasta and bread plus soup or salad. It was good and quite a bargain.

Thank nuwildcat65
San Juan Islands, Washington
Level Contributor
306 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2015

Decent pizza, superbly located, very busy yet very frinedly service, small and overcrowded on weekends. Can't go wrong.

Thank MikeandSarah

Travelers who viewed North Beach Pizza also viewed


Been to North Beach Pizza? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Pizza, Italian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:45 pm
11:00 am - 11:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 240 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4015
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-344-5000

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from North Beach Pizza staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?