Tony’s Pizza Napoletana

Pizza, Italian, Bar
$ $
1570 Stockton St (at Union St)
San Francisco, CA 94133
12:00pm - 10:00pm
12:00pm - 11:00pm
12:00pm - 11:00pm
12:00pm - 11:00pm
12:00pm - 11:00pm
12:00pm - 11:00pm

It’s something to be considered a Neapolitan pizza expert — and with too many awards to count (eight-time world champion pizza acrobat, first-place world champion pizza maker, first-place Roman pizza world championships of pizza makers), Tony Gemignani is that. It’s another to also proudly offer, and be commended for being a master of, all pizza styles. But that’s the story at Tony’s Pizza Napoletana. Yes, the signature pie is Tony’s award-winning Neapolitan: hand-mixed dough made with San Felice flour and proofed in Napoletana wood boxes, then topped with San Marzano tomatoes, sea salt, mozzarella, fior di latte, fresh basil, and extra-virgin olive oil. Just keep in mind that only 73 of these champion pizzas are made each day, so get there early. But the menu also offers critically acclaimed versions of pizza in the styles of California, St. Louis (yes!), Italy, Sicily (awesome!), New York, Rome, classic American, and even Detroit (sweet!). You could accuse Gemignani of showing off. Then again, there’s truth in the expression: “It ain’t bragging if it’s true.”

Arthur Bovino, 101 Best Pizzas in America 2015, 8/6/2015





  • The Margarita Pizza
  • The meatballs are amazing!!!!!
  • Make sweet sweet love to this pizza and it will reciprocate if not more. Trust.
  • Try the Pizza Margherita
  • Get one if the 73 margarita pizzas at lunch!
  • My favorite pizza in SF. Tough to go wrong, unless you're thinking about getting a table around dinner time. There will be a wait. Save yourself some trouble and get a slice next door.
  • excelente la pizza en horno de lea! Masa sper crujiente! Aguante Tony, chabn!!!
  • Make sure to branch out and at least try one new style when you go there. . .you never know, you might just like it!
  • In addition to offering seven Neapolitan pizzas, Tonys hedges its bets by slinging classic American and Sicilian-style pies and strombolis, & the premises double as a certified school for pizzaioli.
  • Every style of pizza is on the menu except Californian. Nothing against artichoke heart & walnut toppings, but if Tony stays true to form his old-school pizza will start racking up raves fast.
  • Next door to Tony's sit-down place, this business only has two tables. In addition to pizza, there are a lot of subs, grinders and other sandwiches on the menu.
  • The margherita pizza is the best thing ever.
  • Must try the fig and gorgonzola pizza!
  • Truffle pizza and Margareta
  • Maybe the best pizza in the country. If you are in a hurry, go to the slice house right next door. The people are amazing there. And if you are in the mood the sandwiches are just as good as the pizza
  • The Detroit is killer!
  • Get the table out front if you like beer in your lap.
  • Best Dishes Under $10: a slice of New York style pepperoni. They also have incredible Sicilian ricotta and meatball, or California-style quail egg, potato, and guanciale. More:
  • Detroit pizza is incredible
  • Have the Cal Italia

Nearby places

Columbus Ave (btwn Filbert & Union St)
1534 Stockton St (btw Green & Union)
1 Telegraph Hill Blvd (btwn Lombard & Union St)