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Lefty’s Chicago Pizzeria

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PRICE RANGE
$3 - $25
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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CHICAGO PIZZA
Toppings ($2.50): Shaved Elephant Garlic - Black or Green Olive - Kalamata Olive - Grilled Zucchini - Grilled Eggplant - Mushroom - Red Onion - Spinach - Ham - Bacon - Salami - Anchovy - Meatball - Pepperoni - Italian Beef - Grilled Chicken - Homemade Sausage - Sun-dried Tomato - Sliced Tomato - Green Pepper - Pepperoncini - Pesto (Sauce) - Basil - Roasted Red Pepper - Giardiniera - Provolone - Artichoke - Ricotta
Thin & Crispy
16" (25min Bake Time)
Deep Dish
16" (30min Bake Time)
Stuffed
14" (60min Make and Bake Time)
SPECIALTY PIES
Thin Crust 23
Deep Dish 27
Stuffed 30
Pesto Pie
fresh tomato, ricotta, pesto sauce
Thin Crust 23
Deep Dish 27
Stuffed 30
Veggie Pie
green pepper, onion, mushroom, olives
Thin Crust 23
Deep Dish 27
Stuffed 30
Pizza Margherita
fresh tomato, basil, elephant garlic
Thin Crust 23
Deep Dish 27
Stuffed 30
Spinach Supreme
spinach, mushroom, basil, elephant garlic
Thin Crust 23
Deep Dish 27
Stuffed 30
Farmer's Market
mushroom, grilled eggplant, grilled zucchini, elephant garlic
Thin Crust 24
Deep Dish 28
Stuffed 34
Meaty Pie
sausage, pepperoni, meatball, italian beef
Thin Crust 24
Deep Dish 28
Stuffed 34
South Sider
Italian beef, green pepper, onion, hot giardiniera
Thin Crust 24
Deep Dish 28
Stuffed 34
Gold Coast
grilled chicken, artichoke, sun-dried tomato, basil, elephant garlic
Thin Crust 24
Deep Dish 28
Stuffed 34
Monster of the Midway
sausage, pepperoni, hot giardiniera, elephant garlic
Thin Crust 24
Deep Dish 28
Stuffed 34
The Great Sausage Pie
a full layer of homemade italian sausage (deep dish & stuffed only)
APPETIZERS
6
Garlic Bread
6.75
Cheesy Garlic Bread
9.5
Artichoke Spinach Bread
10.25
Fried Mozzarella Styx
10
Loaded Fries
cheddar or blue cheese, bacon, sour cream, scallions
11.25
Buffalo Chicken Tenders
w/ blue cheese
9.75
Fried Mushrooms
8.75
Onion Rings
3.75
Pizza Pufftm
SALADS
Dressings: Oil & Vinegar - Balsamic Vinaigrette - Ranch - Blue Cheese - Caesar & Thousand Island
Small 7
Large 9.75
Veggie Salad
red onion, avocado, blue cheese, kalamata olives, cucumber, tomato, romaine-iceburg mix
Small 9.25
Large 12.5
Chopped Chicken
grilled chicken breast, bacon, avocado, blue cheese, tomato, red onion, cucumber, Kalamata olives, romaine-iceburg mix
Small 6.5
Large 9.5
With Chicken Breast 2.5
Lefty's Caesar
romaine, sun-dried tomato, caesar dressing, croutons
Small 4.75
Large 7.25
House Salad
tomato, onion, cucumber, Kalamata olives, romaine-iceburg mix
PASTA
12.75
Al Capone
"rumored" to be Big Al's favorite pasta (linguini, artichoke, bacon, fresh basil, tomato-cream sauce
12.75
Lefty's Carbonara
linguini, eggs, bacon, parmesan & a touch of cream
W/ Marinara 10
W/ Pesto 10.25
W/ Meatball 5
W/ Sausage 3
Linguini or Penne
DOGS & POLISH
steamed & served on a poppy seed bun with mustard, onion, pickle, relish, sport peppers, celery salt, tomato - Fresh-Cut Fries included
6.75
Chicago Hot Dog
8.25
Chicago Polish Sausage
7.5
Char-Cheddar Dog
8.25
Maxwell Street Polish Sausage
with mustard, grilled onions, & sport peppers
ITALIAN BEEF
slow roasted in house, dipped in "da-jus", with sweet peppers or giardiniera
9.75
Classic Italian Beef
11
Cheesy Beef
with provolone
12.25
C.B.G.B. Cheesy Beef
on garlic bread
11.5
Cheddar Beef
9.25
Italian Sausage
with peppers & onions
10.5
Meatball
with marinara
12
The Combo
Italian beef, sausage, peppers, & onions
12
Katarina's Combo
meatball, sausage, & peppers
CHAR-BURGERS
1/2 lb. burgers are seasoned & charred on the grill - grilled/raw onions, lettuce tomato, mustard, ketchup, pickle - Fresh-Cut Fries included. *Choice of cheddar, provolone, or swiss. add $1 for sharp cheddar spread
9.5
Char-Sliders
Goldfinch Only
10.25
Char-Burger
10.75
Char-Cheese Burger*
Double 12.5
With Cheese* 13.2
The Hefty Lefty
11
Char-Chicken Breast
with grilled onion & cheese
FRESH-CUT FRIES
our fries are best enjoyed in-house
3.5
Bag of Fries
6.25
Garlic Fries
8
Cheddar Fries
10.5
Loaded Fries
sharp cheddar or blue, bacon, sour cream, scallions
SANDWICHES
the sandwiches below include: lettuce, onion, oil, vinegar, spices, mayo & mustard - hot giardiniera upon request
10.75
Italian Sub
mortadella, capicola, salami, provolone
10.75
Roasted Turkey
turkey breast, swiss cheese, avocado
10
Grilled Vegetable
roasted red pepper, grilled eggplant, grilled zucchini, pesto, & provolone
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Craving a Chicago dog. Lefty's does not cut corners.... Neon relish, poppy seed bun, good pickle, and real sport peppers. The dog has an authentic snap and combination is spot on. Authentic Chicago neighborhood bodega, what's not to love? I'll be back.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank brian m
Reviewed April 13, 2019 via mobile

If you are looking for pizza similar to Chicago style, this is very close. Good customer service and the pizza is similar to Chicago style. Worth trying

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 2dustint
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Have not been here in a couple of years. Still the best Chicago style pizza around all of Southern California. Got an Italian Beef sandwich too. Just like being back in Chicago but better because we are in San Diego. Special shout out to Karen...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank jeffe23
KarenC8577, General Manager at Lefty’s Chicago Pizzeria, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2018

Thank you so much for the kind review! Happy to help, and serve a slice of home-- nothing like a beef or a dog, transports us back too! Hope to see you soon! -Karen

Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

Lefty’s is a nice San Diego surprise for Chicago Style Pizza. The staff are very friendly had helpful. Their selection of crust style and toppings are great. Multiple vegetarian options. On a personal taste I would like a little softer crust. If you like crunchy...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Willieflier
Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

First time trying the deep dish pizza from Lefty’s, simply wow. I will definitely go back for more. We took our pizza across the street to enjoy at a local brewey.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank 541juann
Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

I’ve been meaning to try this place for years. I finally made it here. It was like having a little taste of home. The deep dish pizza tasted like Medici in Chicago’s Hyde Park. The crust was good. It was not quite as thick as...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank AlanaHurt
Reviewed October 17, 2017 via mobile

Did not enjoy one bit.. lacking flavor. Did nit like the cheese or sauce they use. Did not feel one bit like's Chicago Style anything.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank G1291RWlisag
Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

Loved the Chicago Sports memorabilia! Loved that you can buy deep dish by the slice to sample a lot of what they got! We enjoyed sausage pizza, mushroom/spinach pizza, pepperoni pizza, and tomato and basil! Nicely done, with the sauce poured over the cheese and...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Northfielder2
Reviewed July 12, 2017

I stopped at Lefty's many years ago when I was on business in San Diego and have been going back almost every time I get back to San Diego. I had originally Google'd Chicago style pizza and found it. The pizza is great, and the...More

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank Roger K
Reviewed June 22, 2017 via mobile

This place is awesome because it's local, but....who serves dry, burnt , slices when they know they're not good at it? The people that work there are nice, but they really don't care about the food. It's overpriced for slices, especially the ones that should...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank Joe D
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