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North Beach Pizza

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240 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-4015
11:00 am - 11:45 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:45 pm
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San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 stars 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
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82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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
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97 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
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124 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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
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94 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars 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
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188 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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
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289 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars 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
Portland, Oregon
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279 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I have never been to North Beach Pizza but I have had their takeout a number of times while staying in the myriad of hotels that make up the SFO complex. My most recent experience was in ordering two pizza's for myself and my family as we watched college football a the Embassy Suites after a long day of touring... More 

Thank Grantman66
San Francisco, California
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I am conflicted on this one as they can on occasions deliver a relatively good pizza, but this is marred by a couple of factors: 1) too expensive for what you get 2) service can be poor at times when they get a little busy 3) did i say the pizza is too expensive? :) 4) have had burnt crust... More 

Thank cre8art

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Pizza, Italian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout
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: 650-344-5000

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