One of the most famous and touristy areas of San Francisco is Fisherman’s Wharf. Fisherman’s Wharf is famous for its restaurants, shops, bayside attractions and of course Alcatraz Island. It was only fitting that today we would be trying some touristy pizza right in the heart of San Francisco as we search for the best pizza in San Francisco.
Gary and I parked our car and the first place we spotted was Fisherman’s Pizzeria and that is where we headed. Fisherman’s Pizza is located one block from Fisherman’s Wharf right next to several hotels and all the tourist attractions the area is famous for. Fisherman’s Pizza seemed to have a nice amount of outdoor seating and we were deciding if we wanted to dine here as a friendly waitress came running right out so we wouldn’t leave, and let us know we could sit anywhere we liked and once we sat down she gave us menus. It was a very windy day so we sat next to some flowers in tall planters to box us in a little from the wind. The menu had a variety of options (pastas, sandwiches, salads) and some specialty pizzas with seafood (since the restaurant is located right next to the bay) and then you can order any kind of pizza you pretty much want and add from a list of toppings. We decided to go for a basic pepperoni pizza since we were not sure what to expect.
As we sat waiting for our pizza there were lots of tourists walking by so we were entertained by the people watching. We noticed the tables and chairs at Fisherman’s Pizza looked pretty brand new and were really nice. The chairs resembled classic Parisian bistro chairs and were really comfortable. We were pretty hungry and looking forward to our pizza.
Pizza time!! The waitress brought out our order along with some plates and silverware. The pizza came out hot and sizzling. There was a lot of pepperoni topping with pooled grease. We weren’t given a pizza pie server so we used our fingers to pull out hot slices and the cheese kept trying to slide off. As we took our first bites, the dough was ok, not crispy, a little floppy but ok. The cheese didn’t taste like fresh mozzarella but more like processed cheese and it was salty. The pepperonis were tasty and there was a generous amount on the pizza. The pizza also had a good amount of sauce that wasn’t a pizza sauce with herbs nor was it a marinara sauce but more of a basic tomato sauce. Overall the pizza tasted ok, is a bit high priced for the quality, and exactly what you’d expect to find in a bustling tourist locale.
Since Fisherman’s Wharf is 1 block away, you can easily take a walk and check out the sites and activities while you walk off lunch!!
Let’s rate Fisherman’s Pizza on a scale of 1 (being lowest) to 5 (being highest):
Style/Crust : Oven baked pizza – 3
Sauce: Basic red sauce – 2
Experience: Location/Staff: 3
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All pics by my sweet hubby Gary Greco
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