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Paradise Pizza & Pasta

393 W Portal Ave, San Francisco, CA 94127-1411
+1 415-759-1155
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good19%
  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Italian, Pizza
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393 W Portal Ave, San Francisco, CA 94127-1411
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Reviewed April 2, 2017

You may be greeted by George or his lovely wife - an elegant chatelaine, lady of the manor with unfailing warm smiles. The decor is simple, understated with a touch of class. The food was excellent - we started with an unpretentious Caesar salad. Very...More

Thank EuForia_01
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

As a SF native growing up on the other side of town, I did not hear about this place until I moved closer. Love the American pizza with spicy sausage, garlic bread good too, as is the cold spinach salad. Have not explored menu other...More

Thank John C
Reviewed January 25, 2017

This restaurant has been around for many years. My wife and i tried it 10 years and t was very good but didnt have a chance to visit again until this month. One thing we discovered is that they have had a recent ownership change...More

Thank DanTech2000
Reviewed June 14, 2016

My husband found this little gem in what, for someone staying near the Marina, seemed to be a bit out of the way. I'm glad we made the drive. The place is relatively small and homey. The food, however, is delicious. My husband ordered a...More

Thank asdbarnes
SalAlioto, Owner at Paradise Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2016

I'm delighted the pasta was, shall we say, worthy of inhaling. :) I hope next time you get a taste of our pizza, too, because we think it's just as scrumptious as our pasta options. It's my hope to see you both again for another...More

Reviewed February 19, 2016

I like the San Francisco Pizza and add sun dried tomatoes. Always crowded. Always good. I always order the pizza. Friends who order other items are always pleased.

Thank John P
SalAlioto, Owner at Paradise Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2016

John, we're always happy to serve you what you love most. Thanks for your patronage, and I can't wait to see you and your friends when you come in again. Sincerely, Sal Alioto, Owner

Reviewed September 6, 2015

It was our last night of honeymoon in San Francisco, and as staying in the area decided to get a takeaway pizza to take back to our apartment and eat whilst admiring the views of the city. We found Paradise Pizza & Pasta and were...More

Thank Claire R
SalAlioto, Owner at Paradise Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2015

First of all, congratulations, Claire! I'm so glad we could feed you newlyweds on your last night here. If you're ever back in town, we'd absolutely love to see you again so don't be a stranger. Hope the rest of your honeymoon was wonderful! All...More

Reviewed September 3, 2015

This review is long due! We have been dining to this restaurant for about 6 years. We accidentally stumbled to it right after Christmas shopping. It was around 8 pm and we were very hungry. There are many Italian restaurants along West Portal Avenue. So,...More

Thank Lawrence W
SalAlioto, Owner at Paradise Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded September 8, 2015

This review was worth waiting for, Lawrence! I'm so glad that you stumbled upon us while you were out shopping, and I'm even happier that it was the start of a long friendship. It's been our pleasure having you in from time to time, and...More

Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

I was in San Francisco for a few days as my wife had surgery at UCSF. I have a Cusin who lives here and considers himself a pizza master. I asked if he only had the opportunity to eat pizza in town one night where...More

Thank thermaldan
SalAlioto, Owner at Paradise Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2015

First off, we hope your wife is doing well. Second, you'll have to give your cousin our thanks for pointing you our way! It was our pleasure to get you a meal that hit the spot while you were in town, and we'll be here...More

Reviewed July 25, 2015

We stopped here for dinner while in San Francisco. We each ordered a pasta dish and all were delicious. It was authentic Italian. The wait staff was very helpful and efficient. A good possibility for dining while you are in San Francisco.More

Thank jam6768_290
SalAlioto, Owner at Paradise Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded July 28, 2015

We're glad we could get you a meal that hit the spot while you were in the city! It's great that the staff could help make your visit even better, and we'd love to have you back again if you're ever in the are. Hope...More

Reviewed October 10, 2014

We enjoyed this little restaurant on the corner in the West Portal District. The best part was the fact that we could just stop in without a reservation and be seated immediately. That is not always possible in San Francisco. Many times, if one does...More

Thank Grace O
SalAlioto, Owner at Paradise Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2014

Grace, I'm so glad that you enjoyed everything from the service to the fusilli with sausage. My goal has always been to create a warm and friendly restaurant where the neighborhood could bond over food. I'm thrilled we could make that happen for you. Look...More

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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 am
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 am
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 393 W Portal Ave, San Francisco, CA 94127-1411
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-759-1155
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Paradise Pizza & Pasta is a family owned restaurant serving some of the best Italian food in San Francisco. "Best Crust in the City (possibly the world)" is our motto, and it's not disputed by our customers. House made pastas, raviolis and fresh seafood, calamari, clams, mussels and squid ink pasta Our daily specials are also unique, and have included shrimp with caramelized onions, naked ravioli, scallops with mascarpone, and fusilli with a vodka cream sauce. We choose to only use the freshest ingredients, because that's how we eat. We're also very family friendly and have a child's menu available.We also serve red and white wines, available by the glass, 1/2 carafe, and bottle, and our beer is available by the glass or pitcher. Selecting our tiramisu, panna cotta, chocolate mousse, pear tart or cannoli is a perfect way to finish a meal.
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