Tony’s Pizza Napoletana A San Francisco Best Pizzeria
What is Tony’s Pizza? Tony’s Pizza Napoletana is the brainchild of Tony Gemignani, a pizza guru who has won numerous awards and the first American to win the World Cup of Pizza in Naples, Italy. Tony’s Pizza Napoletana carries on the Neapolitan pizza tradition and then some, serving up Roman, Sicilian and traditional American, including New York, Detroit, and St. Louis style Pizzas. One of their sister restaurant’s is Capo’s Chicago Pizza another J.S.F. favorite, read more about Capo’s here. 1570 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94133
Pizzaiolo/11-time World Pizza Champion Tony
Me and Tony during my visit. I’m still dreaming of returning for Tony’s Cooking school someday…..
Why you should visit and fall in love with this Pizza Gem: For starters, I’m sure you’ve heard about Tony’s Pizza Neapolita as it’s one of the most talked about Pizzeria’s in San Francisco. Also, after visiting you will have a hard time not wanting to return again as often as possible. I recently visited for dinner and was blown away by the spread and assortment of pizza he served for me and my foodie friends. I really had no idea there was so many amazing varieties of pizza to enjoy. Read more below and see for yourself!
Tony delivering our pizzas. He really is so hands on and amazing, it’s awesome getting to see him at work where he clearly could not be happier!
Our pizza journey started with the delectable Honey Bee, glazed with honey Pizza thanks to the bees on the upstairs roof garden.
The World Cup pizza winner, the Traditional Neapolitan Margherita! I typically order Margherita Pizza so was loving this one of course.
Tony’s also servers up fresh made Pastas, such as this gorgeous Buccatini.
Tony creating a Gluten Free Pizza. See, there really is something for everyone here!
How is the Pizza? The pizza is amazing! If you have a pizza craving, especially from a specific region, Tony’s Pizza Napoletana has you covered. The restaurant houses a total of seven ovens, serving up a total of nine kinds of specialty doughs, all crafted and created by the Pizza king himself. With so many pizza variations in one house, there is a pizza offering for everyone; even the gluten free foodies!
The Coal Fired New Yorker, made with fresh mozzarella & cooked in a 1000 degree oven!
The Pizza Spread! The Honey Pie, The Margherita & The Coal Fired New Yorker
The Ultimate Pizza Romano: an appetizer, an entree and a dessert in one Pizza! This was also incredible and something I recommend for the more adventurous eater especially with a larger group so you can finish it.
How about the drink offerings? The restaurant serves a full bar and an extensive wine list from Italian and Californian wine regions. Their wine director, Juli Gregg is incredibly knowledgeable; give her your taste preferences, and a perfectly paired glass is delivered. Juli, along with all the staff are superbly trained by Tony in the wine and food offerings, giving customers a pizza lesson as well as a fabulous meal.
What is the Restaurant ambiance? Tony’s Pizza is mirrored after a Napoletana Pizzeria where all ages are welcome to sit indoors in cozy red leather booths, or outdoors along a North Beach sidewalk, in San Francisco’s Little Italy neighborhood. The restaurant is split into two rooms, each intimate and inviting. The cozy bar is housed in one, and the huge wood fire pizza oven sits open for viewing in the other.
THANK YOU Tony for a fantastic pizza journey from one side of the globe to another! The next time I’m craving an authentic Italian meal and a Californian wine, I’ll be heading to Tony’s Pizza in San Francisco.
DISCLOSURE: Emily, The JetSetting Fashionista and guests enjoyed a complimentary meal during this visit. However, Emily only writes about restaurants and destinations that she personally enjoys and proudly endorses and wants to share with her readers. All opinions expressed are her own.