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Golden Boy Pizza

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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542 Green St, San Francisco, CA 94133-3921
+1 415-982-9738
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 am
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Naples, Florida
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2015

When you first approach Golden Boy Pizza, you think twice about stepping inside, but the steaming examples of the current slices entice you to come in. Cool atmosphere inside, looks like part of a refurbished air hanger with concert and band mementos on the wall. Lots of beer choices and I even had a really cold apple cidre that was... More 

1 Thank sonjago3856
Barrie, Canada
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25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2015

We came upon this little hole in wall by accident and followed our instincts & queued up with the rest of the folks standing in line. Best decision we made that day!! Wonderful slices of handmade pizza & cold beer to wash it down! Definitely worth the trip up this little side street.

1 Thank barriefolks
San Francisco, California
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214 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

This pizza joint in north beach had a line down the block. I had heard reviews and wanted to try it. We tried the garlic n clams. It's was tasty , but not worth a wait in line for us. Take out has a 2 hour wait too.

2 Thank dougrh
New York City, New York
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

Happened to be on Green Street and also happened to be starving. Opportunistically took advantage of Golden Boy, discovered the slices were delicious to the point of being noteworthy, and then looked up the restaurant on Trip Advisor. Turns out a few others thought the same thing!

Thank Alexander H
Columbus, Georgia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

This pizza is so delicious. The crust is one of my favorite parts! I went to this area of San Francisco just to try this pizza as I am a huge pizza fanatic! It was so worth it. People were waiting to get in and get their slice. The girl taking orders was working so hard and was on top... More 

Thank Kristina P
San Antonio, Texas
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

Really delicious pizza with a unique crust! The place is tiny & cash only. We shared 3 slices (squares) cheese, pepperoni and everything. I will dream about this pizza and probably dream up excuses to return to SF, just to have it again! Great staff, the beers were cold (& good selection) and the line moves quick.

Thank R R
Seattle, Washington
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

If you don't mind eating in funky tiny place - this place is for you. This place is strictly for pizza and beer. Unique and ordinary pizza selections with thick crust. We liked our choice pesto with clams. Not super clean, hot inside a bit for an afternoon stop, service was ok.

Thank juliareev
Grants Pass, Oregon
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260 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

The last time we were in SF, we came in and grabbed some food as we had been having beer next door. We wondered if it was as good as we remembered. We went back on this last trip and actually walked away because the line was huge on a Saturday night. We came back on Sunday night after going... More 

Thank Dawn D
Plano, Texas, United States
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2015

Visited San Francisco 10 years ago and again 5 years ago, and went here both times. Back in town for a convention last week so we went back for dinner one evening, then went back again for lunch the day of departure. We simply love this pizza. But it's a hole-in-the-wall with about 8 usable bar stools. Consider walking to... More 

Thank David L
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120 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2015

Golden Boy Pizza is always a favorite place to eat when we visit San Francisco. It's located in the middle of North Beach. You place your order at the front door and if your lucky you can find a place at the counter to eat the best pizza on earth. My favorite is the veggie pesto pizza.

Thank kcbeefy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Pizza, Fast Food, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 am
11:30 am - 2:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 542 Green St, San Francisco, CA 94133-3921
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighborhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-982-9738

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

Staying in North Beach / Telegraph Hill

Neighborhood Profile
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian ristorante come together to create the charming neighborhood of North Beach, once the stomping grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always suitable for younger visitors, few neighborhoods in the city exude as much European charm and style. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighborhood home.
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