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Pauline's Pizza

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Mission District
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260 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94103-2321
+1 415-552-2050
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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finger lakes NY
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276 reviews
201 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

In a discussion of pizza the other day, I was raving about Frank Pepe's pies in New Haven, Ct. My California hosts admitted that there are starting to be new fire cooked pizzas in San Francisco, but that until I'd tried a few California Pizzas, I should reserve judgement. A trip to Pauline's was put on the agenda. Pauline's has... More 

Thank chasinUpstateNewYork
Boston, Massachusetts
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64 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

We went to a pre-nuptial dinner here, so we didn't order off the menu, our food was pre-ordered. We had salads and pizza, the pizza especially was delicious, unusual and fresh ingredients. My favorite was the basil pizza.

Thank wmnookin
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108 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Ordered 3 large and 2 medium pizzas: pesto was the most popular, Italian, pancetta , meat and veggie was the least popular since there was not that much veggies. The crust however was excellent. Appetizers were meatballs. Two carafes of red wine were shared. Most impressive salad was served first - the large bowl contained intricately arranged colorful greens and... More 

Thank KoolKat001
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Our first night in San Francisco and we were hungry and tired after traveling all day. Pauline's was delicious. Great atmosphere and service. I would highly recommend the Pesto pizza.

Thank Worldtraveller1207
San Francisco, California
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1,586 reviews
794 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,217 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2015

We really really enjoyed our pizza here. Loved the specials with the unusual in-season toppings. We had both the meat and the vegetarian special and they were wonderful. Thin base, light and fluffy crust, super tasty. The homemade sausage was excellent! Would definitely go back.

Thank Travellover6128
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015

First off, the pizza is spectacular. The crust is medium thick, charred nicely with giant air pockets. If you are a bread fan you are going to be happy. We tried their signature pesto pizza as well as another which was a meat/veg combo. Strong on both counts. Also shared a salad which was top notch. Fresh and lightly dressed.... More 

Thank ScottGrahamMpls
San Francisco
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42 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Awesome unique pizzas made from all organic ingredients, many from the owner's garden. You may not know what all the ingredients are on the vegi or meat specials but worry not they will be great. They also have an wine bar next door and serve their own wine. If the restaurant is full you can get the pizza back there... More 

Thank MarkCSanFrancisco
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

I used to love this pizza place and visited on every trip to SF. Last evening we arrived and were greeted with a bunch of lies. First the waitress told us it would be an hour wait. Then she offered to seat us in the wine bar. We went there, it was empty and cold so we politely declined. Then... More 

Thank JohnlikesGourmet
Fremont, California
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2015

Stumbled into this cute place since I found parking right in front of the restaurant which isn't easy in SF. The service was great and everyone is very attentive and friendly. Had a pizza and ordered a large for 2 people so I can take some home for left overs. Yummy goodness deliciousness!!

Thank Barbara C
Arlington, Virginia, United States
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103 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2015

OK, maybe I am just not a pizza gourmet, which you probably should be to truly appreciate the pizza here. Went here with my husband, daughter and her boyfriend and although the woodfired pizzas with imaginative toppings were very good, the price was a shocker. We originally decided to go out for pizza because we figured it was a relatively... More 

Thank Betty B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Pizza, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 260 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94103-2321
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighbourhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-552-2050

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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?

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Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous street murals and a high density of bars and cafes make this neighbourhood a magnet for young people. While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the locals do by heading to Mission Dolores Park, buy some ice cream, and savor one of the most diverse neighbourhoods in the country.
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