260 Valencia (Btween 13/14th St)
San Francisco, CA 94103
Pauline’s Pizza is a well known restaurant in San Francisco’s Mission district. It has been there for over 20 years. The place specialized in thin crust pizza and is known for their own organic gardens, top notch ingredients, and winery. They have a menu with some rotating options daily. It was rated as a top pizza place by Michael Bauer.
The place has simple subdued decor. The place was filled with people mostly in their 20’s to 40’s with a couple of families with kids
Pepperoni Special Pizza ($17.25 Medium) was the special of the day. The crust was very good, not super thin, not burned, not soggy. Ample ingredients and good tasting pep. A very good pizza. A medium barely feeds 2 people. This has much more substance when compared to more artisinal nepotalitan pizzas elsewhere.
Louisiana Andouille Pizza ($17.25 Medium) with Andouille sausage, bell peppers, green onions and fontina cheese was an ok pizza. The crust was good but the sausage wasn’t too flavorful or zesty. The Pep was far better.
Fresh Green Salad ($7.50) has an assortment of fresh baby salad greens and garnishes grown and hand-picked by them and other certified organic California growers.
Served with a light balsamic vinaigrette and a breadstick. The quality of the greens was high and the dressing was subdued, but one of the greens tasted kinda of detergenly.
Avoid this is you are not into special greens.
We came with high expecations and were satisfied by the pizza. Pauline’s clearly cares about the ingredients and is serious about wine. The place has a line around 6:30pm, so try to arrive early. If you prefer deep dish pizza look elsewhere, like Little Star Pizza . Takeout is available.