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Lefty’s Chicago Pizzeria

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3448 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92104
+1 619-295-1720
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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San Diego, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm completely partial to Portillos extra dipped Italian beefs but Lefty's is bomb on another level! Finally someone doing it right by Chicago comfort foods.

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Thank kraz26
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

This place offers great Chicago style deep dish pizza. I, however am the only one in my family who appreciates the monster meal called deep dish. They are free to enjoy the thin crust rectangular shaped pizza. Perfect for kids. The staff are really great as well.

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Thank fjgonzales
Malibu, California
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101 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

I had a not so great pizza experience at the other location but recently tried pizza at the North Park location and it was GREAT. The Gold Coast pizza was perfectly cooked and tasty - will definitely be back :)

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Thank SandyQTraveler
San Diego, California
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

Best Chicago pizza in San Diego!! If this is your style of pie then this if the place. Can order by the slice, beers, and outdoor seating too.

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Thank blackadam858
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Went here to celebrate my nephew's graduation. Our family is from the Chicago area and Lefty's does a fantastic job of bringing the Chicago style deep dish pizza and the atmosphere of Chicago to the west coast! The cheese bread was delicious too.

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Thank cdarnelly33
Ipswich, Massachusetts
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71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2016

The pizza was delicious, just as I remembered from home. The italian beef could have been "wetter" but the flavor was spot on. The staff was incredibly friendly and really made you feel welcome.

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Thank Kris W
San Diego, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

It's been about 5 years since eating there and it was exactly as I remember...too good to eat! As I anticipated all day what I was going to order for dinner, I was saddened when my plate arrived, as I knew soon it would be gone. I do not get out into the North Park area that often, so I... More 

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Thank francescamcervantes
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

This was a pleasant surprise!! The food was great! We had the cheesy garlic bread, mozzarella sticks, and a deep and thin meaty pizza!! Way to much food for 4 people!! The cost was reasonable, the atmosphere was relaxed!! Would rec to anyone!!

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Thank Carol D
El Centro, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2016 via mobile

We ordered a house salad, mozzarella sticks and a deep dish pizza withs sausage and pepperoni. Pizza was delicious, and the slices were huge. Salad was fine, nothing special. The mozzarella sticks were very good. Very fresh, definitely scratch made. We will absolutely be going back.

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Thank spwilcox
Leilani L, Public Relations Manager at Lefty’s Chicago Pizzeria, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write us this review. We love to hear great feedback like this! We appreciate your business and hope to see you soon! More 

San Diego, California
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17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2016

Lefty's is quite good. Stuffed slices to NY style. It's great quality but don't expect it to be perfect Chicago style. As the title says, it's a great stand-by when you can't go to Chicago for dinner.

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Thank shaun m
Leilani L, Guest Relations Manager at Lefty’s Chicago Pizzeria, responded to this review

Thank you for writing us such a great review on Trip Advisor! We appreciate you taking the time to write about us. Hope to see you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $25
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Takeout, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3448 30th Street, San Diego, CA 92104
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-295-1720
Description
We are a family-owned and operated business specializing in Chicago Pizza and other authentic windy city favorites such as Chicago Dogs and Italian Beef. We have two locations, both in San Diego. The original is located in North Park and the second in Mission Hills. We sell whole pizzas, slices, salads, sandwiches and also serve beer and wine.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?