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Lefty’s Chicago Pizzeria

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3448 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104-4118
+1 619-295-1720
11:00 - 21:00
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San Diego
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281 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

While it is not my favorite location in North Park for pizza - it actually surprised me for being better than I thought it was going to be. Small/limited seating (wish they would add more) and more beers on tap would be great. But the pizza was tasty and there were several by the slice options as well, which is... More 

Thank SDSpartan
Chula Vista, California
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139 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017

I have heard many people talk about how this is a real Chicago Pie. I finally decided to try it for myself. I ordered the pizza online. Lefty's has a convenient fast service for those on the go. I placed my order and paid for a 16 inch Pesto Pie and a 16 inch Meaty Pie. When I picked it... More 

Thank hac0y7
San Diego, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

I'm completely partial to Portillos extra dipped Italian beefs but Lefty's is bomb on another level! Finally someone doing it right by Chicago comfort foods.

Thank kraz26
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5 reviews
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This place offers great Chicago style deep dish pizza. I, however am the only one in my family who appreciates the monster meal called deep dish. They are free to enjoy the thin crust rectangular shaped pizza. Perfect for kids. The staff are really great as well.

Thank fjgonzales
Malibu, California
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105 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

I had a not so great pizza experience at the other location but recently tried pizza at the North Park location and it was GREAT. The Gold Coast pizza was perfectly cooked and tasty - will definitely be back :)

Thank SandyQTraveler
San Diego, California
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Best Chicago pizza in San Diego!! If this is your style of pie then this if the place. Can order by the slice, beers, and outdoor seating too.

Thank blackadam858
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Went here to celebrate my nephew's graduation. Our family is from the Chicago area and Lefty's does a fantastic job of bringing the Chicago style deep dish pizza and the atmosphere of Chicago to the west coast! The cheese bread was delicious too.

Thank cdarnelly33
Ipswich, Massachusetts
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83 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016

The pizza was delicious, just as I remembered from home. The italian beef could have been "wetter" but the flavor was spot on. The staff was incredibly friendly and really made you feel welcome.

Thank Kris W
San Diego, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

It's been about 5 years since eating there and it was exactly as I remember...too good to eat! As I anticipated all day what I was going to order for dinner, I was saddened when my plate arrived, as I knew soon it would be gone. I do not get out into the North Park area that often, so I... More 

Thank francescamcervantes
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile

This was a pleasant surprise!! The food was great! We had the cheesy garlic bread, mozzarella sticks, and a deep and thin meaty pizza!! Way to much food for 4 people!! The cost was reasonable, the atmosphere was relaxed!! Would rec to anyone!!

Thank Carol D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$25
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Takeout, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3448 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104-4118
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-295-1720
We are a family-owned and operated business specializing in Chicago Pizza and other authentic windy city favorites such as Chicago Dogs and Italian Beef. We have two locations, both in San Diego. The original is located in North Park and the second in Mission Hills. We sell whole pizzas, slices, salads, sandwiches and also serve beer and wine.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?