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Golden Boy Pizza

Certificate of Excellence
North Beach / Telegraph Hill
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542 Green St, San Francisco, CA 94133-3921
+1 415-982-9738
11:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 02:30
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San Francisco, California
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place has been here forever, serving huge trays of deep dish pizza. Why has it survived for decades? Go there and find out… this is consistently great pizza with an awesome sauce and seasonings. A true SF landmark. I just wish they still sold their products through stores as this is definitely cravable stuff!

Thank Akamaikai
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Dude this pizza is the best I've ever had. But I like medium crust pizza. Not pan, not thin, but a decent thickness. Awesome dough! We had the pepperoni. They put the pizza in an oven after ordering to crisp the bottom and "reheat" it. It's sounds lame but trust me, it's served tasty and it comes out fresh! I've... More 

Thank R L
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Especially clam pizza was perfect. It was so tasty. But the store was so small. But I love this pizza :)

Thank 최진
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104 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Based on prior Trip reviews we headed to this local pizza place for dinner. Had a wonderful time. Pizza was just how it should be - quality ingredients not hidden under too much dough, local ambiance (heavy metal music blasting over the sound system), and range of adult beverages on tap (suggest the locally brewed 805). All around good time... More 

Thank SingaporeBms
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

I feel like you can smell the deliciousness from a block away! Huge square slices. Decent variety. Super flavorful. The line was long & there really isn't too much seating inside. We took the family, ordered to go & enjoyed our slices on the bed of our truck people watching. One slice is plenty! Really quick service. Super yummy pizza.... More 

Thank Glennda M
Baltimore, Maryland
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

This is a hole in the wall pizza place wou can grab some of the best pizza I have ever tasted. I highly recommend the garlic and clam pizza although every one looked and smelled great.

Thank Amanda Thom W
Raleigh, North Carolina
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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We stopped by on the day they reopened after Christmas. The line waiting for them to open was down the street. It's delicious pizza served pan crust in squares. They have coke products and are cash only. Seating inside is limited, so grab it to go.

Thank TurnTurnTurnTurn
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104 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Stopped in here after walking around town , great pizza and they have several nice craft beers on tap , we got lucky I guess because after we took a seat and got our food a line formed out the door , if ever in town I would make a return trip for sure

Thank ubenumber2
Yonkers, New York
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104 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

If you love pizza (and as a New Yorker who does!!) you won't be disappointed. Lines are worth the wait, izza is always fresh (they are busy) but no ambiance. Just good food.

Thank Ted R
New York
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110 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Its a popular place seeing the line and was not disappointed. At $3.5 a slice, its freshly prepared , hot from the oven lands right onto your plate. Had the Pepperoni & Sausage slices with Pale Ale..recommend going here. They only accept cash, there is an ATM inside for any withdrawal to pay.. upfront payment with the order.

Thank travglobT

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Pizza, Fast food
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 02:30
11:30 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 542 Green St, San Francisco, CA 94133-3921
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Neighbourhood: North Beach / Telegraph Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-982-9738

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

Staying in North Beach / Telegraph Hill

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North Beach / Telegraph Hill
The aroma of freshly roasted coffee beans, the sounds of opera, and the sights of the romantic Italian ristorante come together to create the charming neighbourhood of North Beach, once the stomping grounds for the Beatnik Generation. Although parts of North Beach are known for nightlife that’s not always suitable for younger visitors, few neighbourhoods in the city exude as much European charm and style. Peruse a bookstore for the literature of Kerouac, Ferlinghetti and Ginsberg, grab some gelato and head to Washington Square for a perfect afternoon of people watching. Just east of North Beach, the hills and staircases of Telegraph Hill are a unique delight. At its peak, the art deco Coit Tower provides sweeping panoramic views of the bay and city. The beautifully landscaped Filbert Street Steps, a street too steep for a roadway, rewards those willing to hike uphill. Keep your ears open and you might even hear the squawk of the wild parrots who call this neighbourhood home.
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