17 Pizza Spots in San Francisco for a Legit Slice
If you want to experience almost all of 13-time World Pizza Champion Tony Gemignani’s styles of pizza, you can do so at Tony’s Pizza Napoletana, where there are 12 different styles of pizza on the menu. But if you want authentic, Chicago-style pizza served on five types of crusts (deep dish, eight-inch deep dish, cast iron pan, cracker-thin, and stuffed), you’ll have to trek two blocks to Capo’s, a neighborhood joint that caters to tourists and locals alike and feels like it was always meant to be a part of the North Beach food landscape. Each style is made with Ceresota Flour from one of the oldest mills in Chicago, and our favorite is the Italian Stallion (mozzarella, fontina, Italian beef, Chicago Italian sausage, horseradish cream sauce, chives, sweet peppers, and Romano). And while the pizza is enough to keep us coming back, it’s worth mentioning that there are over 100 whiskies on the menu. (Capo’s also recently added Detroit-style pizza, but as tempting as it may be, that’s not why you’re there, so stay focused.)
How to enjoy: Capo’s is open for indoor and outdoor dining Wednesday-Sunday. Walk-ins only. You can also get takeout or delivery online.