SF’s Iconic “Golden Boy” Pizza Opening New Spot
The newest location will be at 1447 Taraval Street in the Parkside neighborhood, which was formerly home to another Italian foodie spot, Marco Polo Italian Ice Cream (don’t worry, the ice cream shop is moving locations to 3886 Noriega Street in the spring). A pizza aficionado took notice that the new address is now appearing on their pizza boxes; however, an exact opening date has not yet been announced for its newest location. It’s tentatively scheduled to open in mid-March.
Golden Boy Pizza has two locations; its original location in North Beach opened in 1978 at 542 Green Street, San Francisco, and dishes out take-out slices until 11 pm. Its other location is in San Mateo located at 1119 N Amphlett Blvd. Both locations sell just 6 styles of its signature foccacia-style pizza including its unique clam & garlic slice.
Golden Boy History
Peter Sodini’s vision of the perfect pizza is the concept of Golden Boy Pizza. The perfect pizza would consist of a fresh baked, delicious, foccacia with pizza topping. In 1978, at the age of 19, Peter took his vision of the perfect pizza to the next level. He opened up the first Golden Boy Pizza on Green Street in San Francisco’s North Beach.
Golden Boy Pizza quickly became the “place to be” in North Beach. Golden Boy Pizza was so popular it expanded to seven restaurants throughout the city and Berkeley. The business even started selling wholesale to delicatessens and schools.
Peter Sodini went on to purchase Green Valley Restaurant and now owns Sodini’s Bertoluccis in South San Francisco. Peter eventually scaled down his operation, but kept his flagship Golden Boy Pizza in San Francisco’s North Beach.
Golden Boy Pizza has continued to thrive in San Francisco’s North Beach. It is now managed and operated by Peter’s sons. The legacy of Golden Boy Pizza continues, with the next generation planning to expand once again!
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