Lefty's Chicago Pizzeria

★★★★☆
  • 3448 30th St

    San Diego, CA 92104

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  • 619-295-1720

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Tue-Sat: 11am-10pm

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This is easily the best place for pizza in San Diego. I've been there a few times now and although I haven't tried the thin crust yet, the deep dish is great. The service has always been good and for the size of the slices, the price isn't bad at all. The crust is very flavorful but peraps a little more crispy than I originally expected, but I figure it has to be that way to hold the pizza together.

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★★★★★

This is easily the best place for pizza in San Diego. I've been there a few times now and although I haven't tried the thin crust yet, the deep dish is great. The service has always been good and for the size of the slices, the price isn't bad at all. The crust is very flavorful but peraps a little more crispy than I originally expected, but I figure it has to be that way to hold the pizza together.

Pros: Great pizza, Chicago sports atmosphere

Cons: None

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This is some seriously good pizza!! The cheese has great taste, the pizza sauce has great flavor, then the meats, generally I am not the biggest fan of Italian Sausage, but even that was quite tasty. I havent had this good of pizza since Giordano's in Chicago. The service was very friendly, in fact, the only knock on it is the seating, that is a bit limited, but very very worth that minor inconvienence.

2
★★★★★

This is some seriously good pizza!! The cheese has great taste, the pizza sauce has great flavor, then the meats, generally I am not the biggest fan of Italian Sausage, but even that was quite tasty. I havent had this good of pizza since Giordano's in Chicago. The service was very friendly, in fact, the only knock on it is the seating, that is a bit limited, but very very worth that minor inconvienence.

Pros: cheese, meats, sauce, crust

Cons: seating

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Tried this place after hearing its an "authentic Chicago" pizza joint. Well I'm from the east coast and this is not spectacular pizza in any way, In fact I spent 30 bucks on a large stuffed pizza that had crust as hard as concrete and the staff actually seemed pretty angry at me when I ordered it and picked it up. I know they probably get really busy some times, but thats not an excuse to breath heavy and sigh on the phone when I order a fricken stuffed pizza. Also I believe my pizza was taken out of the slices section due to it being hard and tasting old. 2 thumbs down for this pizza spirit breaker.

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★☆☆☆☆

Tried this place after hearing its an "authentic Chicago" pizza joint. Well I'm from the east coast and this is not spectacular pizza in any way, In fact I spent 30 bucks on a large stuffed pizza that had crust as hard as concrete and the staff actually seemed pretty angry at me when I ordered it and picked it up. I know they probably get really busy some times, but thats not an excuse to breath heavy and sigh on the phone when I order a fricken stuffed pizza. Also I believe my pizza was taken out of the slices section due to it being hard and tasting old. 2 thumbs down for this pizza spirit breaker.

Pros: None

Cons: Expensive and not fresh

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I recommend the deep dish, the thin crust can be too crispy sometimes. The pizza is amazing! It's not your ordinary pizza, it's the man of all pizzas! I suggest more than one topping to let your taste buds go wild!

5
★★★★★

I recommend the deep dish, the thin crust can be too crispy sometimes. The pizza is amazing! It's not your ordinary pizza, it's the man of all pizzas! I suggest more than one topping to let your taste buds go wild!

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The most Authentic Chicago Pizza restaurant your going to find in San Diego County! Specializing in deep dish pizza loaded with fresh toppings, these pizzas are heavy! They also have thin crust and a variety of Chicago type specialties such as hot dogs and a fairly large selection of wines. Casual atmosphere with Chicago photos, maps and sports memorabilia all over the walls. Limited indoor seating and a nice patio outside. Be forewarned that these pizzas take a minimum of 45 minutes to cook, but worth the wait!

4
★★★★☆

The most Authentic Chicago Pizza restaurant your going to find in San Diego County! Specializing in deep dish pizza loaded with fresh toppings, these pizzas are heavy! They also have thin crust and a variety of Chicago type specialties such as hot dogs and a fairly large selection of wines. Casual atmosphere with Chicago photos, maps and sports memorabilia all over the walls. Limited indoor seating and a nice patio outside. Be forewarned that these pizzas take a minimum of 45 minutes to cook, but worth the wait!

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I've never been a fan of deep dish pizza, but I heard about Lefty's on KPBS and decided to give it a try. The sauce is fresh and tangy with chunky tomatoes and the other toppings are generous and tasty.
I've become a convert to their artery clogging, delicious, and addicting fare.

4
★★★★☆

I've never been a fan of deep dish pizza, but I heard about Lefty's on KPBS and decided to give it a try. The sauce is fresh and tangy with chunky tomatoes and the other toppings are generous and tasty.
I've become a convert to their artery clogging, delicious, and addicting fare.

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This is a tiny place so I like to call in my order and take it to go. This may be Chicago style pizza but they do a great thin crust pizza too. They are usually very good about estimating time for to go pizza's maybe once I did have to wait more than10 minutes but it is worth the wait anyway. Oh I have never picked up a cold pizza but let me assure you this pizza is just as good the next day whether you remember to put the left over in the refrigerator or not and just left it on the table.

2
★★★★★

This is a tiny place so I like to call in my order and take it to go. This may be Chicago style pizza but they do a great thin crust pizza too. They are usually very good about estimating time for to go pizza's maybe once I did have to wait more than10 minutes but it is worth the wait anyway. Oh I have never picked up a cold pizza but let me assure you this pizza is just as good the next day whether you remember to put the left over in the refrigerator or not and just left it on the table.

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I regularly eat at Chicago Style Pizza Places (since I currently live here) and I have to say Lefty's is better than 95% of the places in Chicago. That's all you should need to know. Great fries too!

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★★★★★

I regularly eat at Chicago Style Pizza Places (since I currently live here) and I have to say Lefty's is better than 95% of the places in Chicago. That's all you should need to know. Great fries too!

Pros: Fantastic Pizza and Fries

Cons: Small, closes early

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Ok, I'll admit it, i was a little skeptical. Chicago style pizza in San Diego? really?

but once i sunk my teeth into their thick crust, spinach and mushroom i was an instant fan. The sauce is made fresh with thick chunky tomatos and sits atop the pizza so it's taste is not overwhelmed by the cheese, the play between the two is absolute bliss. Leftys also serves up some killer sandwhiches, i highly reccomend the katerina which is a mixture of grilled peppers, italian sausage and home made meatballs smothered in tomato sauce and mozzarella. The food is not the only reason we can't get enough of leftys, it's also the staff. You always find a familiar face behind the register (dave) who has an astounding capacity for memorizing names, faces and favorites. The guy always knows what i want before i do! if you're in san diego and craving the perfect pizza...definitely definitely DEFINITELY check this place out.

2
★★★★★

Ok, I'll admit it, i was a little skeptical. Chicago style pizza in San Diego? really?

but once i sunk my teeth into their thick crust, spinach and mushroom i was an instant fan. The sauce is made fresh with thick chunky tomatos and sits atop the pizza so it's taste is not overwhelmed by the cheese, the play between the two is absolute bliss. Leftys also serves up some killer sandwhiches, i highly reccomend the katerina which is a mixture of grilled peppers, italian sausage and home made meatballs smothered in tomato sauce and mozzarella. The food is not the only reason we can't get enough of leftys, it's also the staff. You always find a familiar face behind the register (dave) who has an astounding capacity for memorizing names, faces and favorites. The guy always knows what i want before i do! if you're in san diego and craving the perfect pizza...definitely definitely DEFINITELY check this place out.

Pros: Outstanding service, great prices, best pizza EVER

Cons: notta one~

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The deep dish is not as thick as you get back home, but the flavor is authentic for this native Chicagoan. Italian beef sandwiches are lacking in flavor, but make it a combo and you are better off. They use great Chicago italian sausage. Lefty's also has hands down the best french fries in San Diego County. Service is super friendly and very fast.

2
★★★★★

The deep dish is not as thick as you get back home, but the flavor is authentic for this native Chicagoan. Italian beef sandwiches are lacking in flavor, but make it a combo and you are better off. They use great Chicago italian sausage. Lefty's also has hands down the best french fries in San Diego County. Service is super friendly and very fast.

Pros: Authentic pizza, Tasty sausage, Incredible Fries

Cons: Small restaurant, hard to eat there

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Lefty's Chicago Pizzeria has the best pizza in the San Diego. You can choose from thin crust, deep dish and stuffed pizzas. The ingredients are fresh (and not skimpy) and the crust is amazing. Especially the deep dish pizza-- I recommend the "Gold Coast" -- with grilled chicken, artichoke hearts, sundried tomatoes, basil and garlic. They also have chili fries, hot dogs, salads and more. There's outdoor seating on the patio out front. A friendly, tasty neighborhood favorite.

PROS: Amazing pizza dough, kid-friendly, patio seating
CONS:

5
★★★★★

Lefty's Chicago Pizzeria has the best pizza in the San Diego. You can choose from thin crust, deep dish and stuffed pizzas. The ingredients are fresh (and not skimpy) and the crust is amazing. Especially the deep dish pizza-- I recommend the "Gold Coast" -- with grilled chicken, artichoke hearts, sundried tomatoes, basil and garlic. They also have chili fries, hot dogs, salads and more. There's outdoor seating on the patio out front. A friendly, tasty neighborhood favorite.

PROS: Amazing pizza dough, kid-friendly, patio seating
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Short of a plane ticket, Lefty's is the closest San Diegans are going to get to Chicago-style pizza. Yes, the menu includes other Midwest favorites such as Polish street sausage and Italian sub sandwiches, but when people come to Lefty's,…

 

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