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“Good food, slow service”

Tony's Pizza Napoletana
Ranked #25 of 5,645 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
Description: Tony's Pizza Napoletana is a state of the art full service restaurant that offers several styles of pizzas which include Neapolitan, Classic American and Italian, Sicilian, Pizza Romana, Gluten Free and New York, Detroit and St. Louis Style and displays seven different types of pizza ovens. A delightful array of antipasti, pastas, insalata, and dolci are available at Tony's including a full bar that includes Italian and California wines, aperitifs, digestives and hand crafted artisan cocktails. At Tony's we pride ourselves in using only the finest ingredients which include fresh herbs and honey from our roof-top garden. We import authentic Neapolitan and Italian products each week and support several locally grown organic farmers and artisan cheese makers. All of our purveyors are specifically picked by Tony Gemignani bringing you the highest quality food or drink right to your table.
San Francisco, California
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Good food, slow service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

We had the New York Style and Margherita which are their well-known pizzas. Weren't disappointed at all! The Margherita was as good as what we have had in Italy!

The service was bit slow. We had to call our waiter and check-in couple of times. He said the Margherita takes time to get done. However the repeat order was much quicker.
We had to wait for 45 minutes on a Sunday afternoon which was not that bad. We decided to hang out in the nearby Washington Square park on a nice and sunny day!

  • Visited July 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“You can't get this in the midwest”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

Even in the afternoon on the 4th of July there was a wait for this popular restaurant. We went thanks to Trip Advisor reviews. Instead of waiting 40 minutes to an hour, we pulled up two seats at the bar. The bartender presented us with a basket of delicious bread, accompanied by a tray of garlic, olive oil and diced tomatoes. The pizza margherita didn't take long at all. It's a very thin crust put in a very hot oven. Only 73 available a day - do believe once the dough is gone the party is over. The pizza is large, but because it's so thin a couple can easily polish this off in one sitting. Or maybe we had been walking a lot. Enjoy!
The picture looks more luxurious than we experienced. I would imagine this is also a local haunt. Take-out next door.

  • Visited July 2013
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Charleston, West Virginia
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“Great, but not worth the wait”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

We made the mistake of waiting at Tony's on a Saturday night. The pizza was delicious but I have had gourmet pizza elsewhere that is just as good. I would definitely return if we happened to be there on a slower weeknight, perhaps, but, in my opinion, it just wasn't worth the hour and a half wait.

  • Visited June 2013
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“Well Worth The Wait”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

On a recent trip to San Francisco I looked to see if I could find any place that had tomato pie. Being an upstate New Yorker, I was raised on tomato pie, but the tomato pie I know is served cold so I was a tad hesitant to try Tony's Jersey Style version, which is fully cooked, but I couldn't NOT try it! So we waited about an hour for a seat and let me tell you, it was worth the wait! Tony's Tomato Pie is what we call "upside down pizza" in Central New York, and I must say that it outdoes those pizzas by a long shot! From the traditional crust, to the delicious sauce, sprinkled with parmesan, oregano, and garlic, this has to be the best pizza that I have ever tasted. We wanted to go back again and again.

  • Visited July 2013
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“Good place to eat, if the wait's not too long”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

We went to Tony's and were told it was a 2 hour wait---we gave our name but really didn't plan to wait two hours but they called us a hour later to say they had room for our party, so we went. The service was excellent and the food was quite good. I'd give it a solid B+.

Visited July 2013
Thank GeeLiz
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