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Arinell Pizza

Mission District
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509 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1114
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Jasper, Canada
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138 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Super small shop in Mission district, selling different pizzas by slice, New York style thin crust (they had one thick crust as well:) I had classic Margherita and it was delicious!

Thank articok
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Hole in the wall, but excellent pizza by the slice (Sicilian and Neapolitan). No frills, two small counters with stools, but worth a trip to get top-quality NY pizza. $3 slice ($3.50 sicilian). Toppings available but don't bother.

Thank Joseph K
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

not the best looking place, but your best slice of NY style pizza, plus a punk rock soundtrack. This is my kids favorite pizza spot, cash only

Thank ChalkmanSf
Northern California
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This is it - if you are looking for NYC style pizza, go no where else. I was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. Have been living in the SF Bay Area for 30 years. I used to frequently have NYC pizza FedEx'd to my house in the Bay Area. Once I found Arinell, there was no need to continue... More 

Thank TrplDNA
San Francisco
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151 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

One of the best New York style thin pizza places around. Been coming here a quarter century. Absolute hole in the wall gets a lot of frenetic activity late at night on weekends. Workers set the vibe with boom box blasting punk tunes while they blast through the orders reheating slices mostly. Some visitors will be hopped on various substances... More 

Thank Cubecritter
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84 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

I happened to be in the area and I am always on the hunt for top notch NYC style pizza. This place nails it, hands down. Great slice even from the pre-made pizza so I suspect the fresh whole pie is even better. Definitely will be back and I strongly recommend it for those looking for authentic NYC pizza with... More 

Thank Westscotian
New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Delicious and very much appreciated when one gets tired of the thicker-crust pizza that is the norm in California. Thin-crusted with a tangy sauce--the only SF touch is the very "SF-looking" hipsters serving it.

Thank Cheryl A
San Francisco, California, United States
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65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

I went here on a date, and being a native San Franciscan, I was puzzled they had Sicilian Pizza. I always I got the regular slice here, and now, my life has changed! If you want a u true SF experience with actually uber good food, go here! The only thing that is missing is Jello Biafra working here himself,... More 

Thank JonathanFord
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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

Thank Raajiv R
San Francisco, CA, USA
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Pizza, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 509 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1114
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighborhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: 415-255-1303

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

Staying in Mission District

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Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous street murals and a high density of bars and cafes make this neighborhood a magnet for young people. While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the locals do by heading to Mission Dolores Park, buy some ice cream, and savor one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the country.
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