Back when I lived on the east coast, my friend Cliff used to wax nostalgic about a place called Pauline’s. He said they had the best pizza in San Francisco, possibly in California, and one of the top 5 best in the country, so when I moved to SF last year, I made a beeline to 14th and Valencia to check it out. Cliff was right. Their pizza is amazing.
The cheese, sauce and crust can all stand tall on their own, but the experience is made all the more exciting by the addition of toppings featuring fresh, local, all-organic meat and produce that run the gamut from the traditional to the exotic.
Daily specials include offerings like wild flower pizza, a meat special featuring all kinds of organic sausages and a vegetarian option that always goes above and beyond ho-hum peppers-mushrooms-onions. The décor is thoughtful, clean and lovely –think French countryside – perfect for an afternoon lunch with friends and family or a sweet little date spot.
The prices are a bit above the average pizza place, but then, this isn’t the average pizza place.