Una Pizza Napoletana

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101 Best Pizzas in America
210 11th St (at Howard)
San Francisco 94103
(415) 861-3444
Wed–Sat: 5:00 PM–9:00 PM

When Anthony Mangieri, pizzaiolo for the East Village’s Una Pizza Napoletana, closed in 2009 "to make a change," move west, and open somewhere he could get "a chance to use his outrigger canoe and mountain bike more often," it was the ultimate insult to New Yorkers. You're taking one of the city's favorite Neapolitan pizzerias, defecting to a temperate climate, to people who denigrate New York's Mexican food? So you can canoe and mountain bike? Traitor! Good for Mangieri, and good for San Franciscans who, with Una Pizza Napoletana, inherited one of the country's best Neapolitan pies (if only Wednesday through Saturday, 5 p.m. until they're "out of dough"). 

thin crust with chewy cornicione, a sauce that's tart and alive, an appropriate ratio of cheese... you could almost imagine yourself at the pantheon to pizza in Naples Da Michele, a place where the pizza is poetry and pizza poetry is on the wall. Mangieri harkens that same ethos on his website — check out the pizza poem "Napoli" — and delivers the edible version to his patrons. There are only five pies, all $25 (a $5 hike since last year), plus a special Saturday-only pie, the Apollonia, made with eggs, Parmigiano-Reggiano, buffalo mozzarella, salami, extra-virgin olive oil, basil, garlic, sea salt, and black pepper. But when you’re this close to godliness, you don’t need extras. Keep it simple with the margherita (San Marzano tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, extra-virgin olive oil ,fresh basil, sea salt, tomato sauce) and know the good.

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This new place from New York's Anthony Mangieri promises to be one of the best Naples-style pizza joints in the country when it opens next week.
Friday, September 10, 2010 - 10:11
A few-hour wait is nothing once you bite into one of just four pies from a master pizzaiolo.
Thursday, December 9, 2010 - 07:23
simplified menu chart.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 17:26
My favorites are the Filetti and the Illaria.
Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 15:26
Let me just reiterate that this is the best pizza I have ever eaten.
Friday, February 1, 2013 - 18:14
On the Filetti, crust and cheese are dotted with cherry tomatoes that pop with sweetnessparticularly in summer, when just about nothing could be better than a tomato. Except one on pizza this good.
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Saturday, August 20, 2011 - 09:24
No matter the length of the line, this pizza is worth it. The entire pizza that you will eat is worth it. Any of them - delicious.
Sunday, August 7, 2011 - 07:37
Stellar little wine list! Giovanni can make some great recommendations. And the wait? Not as bad as people make it out to be.
Friday, July 15, 2011 - 10:46
Try the Margherita/Maraina pizza here the sauce is delicious.
Monday, May 30, 2011 - 12:10
four days a week, 5pm until the dough runs out. Open 12 hours a week and there will still be a 2 hour wait just to get a seat.
Thursday, November 11, 2010 - 07:30
Deliciously fluffy crust!! My fave is the margherita but the Saturday special is a nice additional option for some meat and white sauce. Get one pizza per person!
Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 07:58
If you doubted their authenticity, this should set you right.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 18:14
Go on Saturday for the Appollonia pizza, and have the sparkling red wine.
Saturday, April 28, 2012 - 18:05
Try the sparkling red wine (Gragnano).
Saturday, June 4, 2011 - 19:57
Best neopolitan pizza in town. Don't get scared by others who say there's a two hour wait.
Saturday, January 29, 2011 - 16:40
It's only open 4 days a week, there's nothing on the menu but pizza, atmosphere is nil, there's often a wait but everyone agrees that Anthony Mangieri's wood-fired, Neapolitan pies are perfect.
Sunday, August 3, 2014 - 14:05
Few places put this much love into perfecting the pizza.
Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 15:43
The best pizza that I have eaten outside of Europe. Small menu, and one very talented pizzaiolo.
Sunday, February 23, 2014 - 21:39
Best pizza in the city.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 10:50
The crust is soo soft and pillowy. Delicious.
Friday, December 6, 2013 - 06:19