square pizzas @ Golden Boy Pizza

inside golden boy pizza

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.)

square pizza slices

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

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11 responses to “square pizzas @ Golden Boy Pizza

  1. Foodtable, you should have taken me with you to visit this pizza place lol (even though I live nowhere near you). This pizza looks soooo good. And the hole in the wall places, usually have the best food. We have a lot of great pizza places here but I would try this place out.

    • BG, I agree. New York has some of the best pizzas in the world! I will actually be featuring more pizza places in the future, so it will be interesting to draw more taste comparisons. 🙂

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  3. Yummy I love pizza, this looks delish, being from Chicago we have our share of styles. My Grandma always used cookie sheets and made the squares, I like variety of shapes styles and choices. Great blog!

  4. So funny — square pizza makes me think of the cafeteria pizza in high school! I’m sure this is far more delicious, though!

    • Hi carlaat. Yes, you are right! It does remind of the square pizzas from h.s., but these are made out of foccacia bread which I wished they’d used in h.s. That would have made lunch that much better. 🙂 Thanks for coming by and please visit again.

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