While the commercial world has us thinking that pizza should be in a round shape or (if you make it at home) stretched into a rectangular oval-ish shape, Golden Boy, in his exuberant badass way, decided to make pizza in a sheet and cut into SQUARES.
(According to Golden Boy Pizza’s website, Peter Sodini opened the restaurant in 1978 and the pan pizza is foccacia. This place and several other restaurants are still being run by his family today.)
Successfully, too if indication is the foot traffic it receives from locals, bikers, and tourists. First off, a square pizza slice from a baking sheet is sort of different. Hot square slices that oozes finger-licking good sauce and cheese–Great!
Who doesn’t like Pizza?
Very few don’t.
But good pizza is debatable. And where to grab the BEST pizza in San Francisco is one of those discussions I would rather avoid.
Lots of places’ got good pizza and like breakfast nooks, everyone seems to have a favorite…So I won’t get into the Who’s got the best…discussion because it will just be pointless. Rather, I will just suggest that if you are in the area, check out Golden Boy. While the place is not much to look at except it being a pretty hip place (if by only judging all the graffiti love it received in the bathroom and all the black leather wearing biker dudes that comes to get take-outs), this is definitely a place to walk by and grab a square slice to munch on when in North Beach. The staff is attentive and friendly, too.
Limited seating at the bar where you can munch on a square and drink some beer.
Golden Boy Pizza | 542 Green Street | San Francisco, CA