By Stephen Jackson - Published on July 17, 2014.
Although it may not seem like it, Divisadero Street actually has quite a few places to get some pizza. In fact, there are eight! We took a stroll with pizza on the brain, gathered some intel on your local purveyors of pie, and developed this handy little guide. Buon Appetito!
Bus Stop Pizza, 256 Divisadero Street
This place is one of the more cost-effective pizza options on the block. A slice of cheese will run you just two bucks and it’s just 50 cents per extra topping. Looking to feed the family? A large (18”) two-topping pizza will run you $18.50. If you’re feeling particularly famished, go for the Bus Stop Special, which includes salami, sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, olives and onions and is still a mere $23.75. Also, if you hang around The Page enough, owner Bob Wait usually buys the bar an extra-large pie once a week.
Ragazza, 311 Divisadero Street
Ragazza is actually the sister restaurant of Gialina, a very popular Neapolitan pizza place over in Glen Park. Serving the same style, Ragazza offers a variety of pizzas that come on the smaller side. Highlights here include the Moto ($16) topped with tomato, Calabrian chilies, mushrooms, red onion, sausage and mozzarella, and the Wild Nettle pizza ($18) with Portobello mushroom, pancetta, red onion, and aged provolone. If the weather’s nice, don’t forget about their back patio.
PizzaHacker @ Vinyl, 359 Divisadero Street
Stop by Vinyl on Thursday and Friday evenings for a pop-up put on by the recently lime-lit PizzaHacker. The brain child of Jeff Krupman, these artisan pizzas definitely do the trick, and it's quite impressive how many he can turn out from a mobile set-up stationed at the coffee shop. Pies usually include an arugula pizza with a light tomato sauce and fried egg, a meat-forward option and a classic margherita pizza. They are roughly 12 inches across and will run you about 15 bucks.
Nopa, 560 Divisadero Street
Although Nopa is certainly not the first place that comes to mind when you have pizza on the brain, these guys offer a wood-fired flatbread that we feel should be included in any round up of pizza options in the neighborhood. The toppings change frequently but their latest offering ($16) came with bacon, peaches, arugula, walnuts and bleu cheese.
The Mill, 736 Divisadero Street
Every Monday night, The Mill offers both slices ($3) and entire 18” pizzas ($24) made with Josey Baker bread. The toppings vary each week, so sure to check the calendar next to the second coffee bar in the shop. This week they had tomato, smoked mozzarella and herb pizza, and next Monday (7/21) they’ll have one with beets, goat cheese and walnuts.
Fly Bar, 762 Divisadero Street
This corner mainstay has a strong local following, and although they only serve beer, wine and sake cocktails, they have a full menu that includes, you guessed it, a variety of personal pizzas. If you’re looking for something different, check out the Funky Chicken ($9.50), which comes with BBQ sauce, chicken breast, smoked gouda, red onions and scallions. They also have more traditional options like the Shroom Pie ($9), with Portobello mushrooms, mozzarella, jack cheese and pesto.
Stelladoro, 808 Divisadero
Serving food until 11:30pm on weekends, Stelladoro was once one of the few late-night food options on Divisadero. Now, despite the recent influx of places offering meals well into the evening, Stelladoro still steadily sells slices out of their no-frills location near the northern end of the neighborhood. Serving the cheapest full pizzas on Divisadero, Stelladoro can serve as a problem solver when you need to feed a large group in a hurry. A large 16” cheese pizza is just $11.95, and non-premium extra toppings cost $1.50 each.
Little Star, 846 Divisadero Street
A long-running Divisadero establishment, Little Star Pizza is probably best know for their Chicago-style deep dish pizza, but they also offer an equally good thin crust option. A large deep dish Classic ($25.50), with sausage, mushrooms, onions and green bell peppers is just 12” but definitely packs a punch, making it enough food for at least three people. If you're interested in a veggie, thin crust option, the 16” Greek ($24.50) comes with spinach, black olives, roasted garlic, feta and sun-dried tomatoes. And while you’re in there, don’t forget to use their ATM. They only charge a 25 cent fee.