On any given night, the Lower Haight is alive with crowds streaming in and out of the neighborhood bars.
With all the hustle and bustle, these folks are bound to get hungry — and nothing goes better with a night of fun and beer than pizza.
For those with a late-night craving, here’s our rundown of our local pizzerias — the good, the bad, and the extra cheesy.
Volare’s pseudo-Italian atmosphere invites diners to linger with its homey decor of lace curtains, marbled floors and leather chairs.
Order at the counter from a menu of House Special pizzas with fun names like “Meatrageous” or “Mountain Madness”. The cheese slice ($2.50) has a thicker, fluffy crust with very little sauce and the perfect amount of cheese.
Bonus: They have Sriracha Sauce!
Mythic Pizza is a great place for people watching. With just a few folding chairs and a small number of tables, the restaurant is better suited for the grab-and-go customer. Though, if you decide to stay, there’s entertainment: a television faces the dining room (“COPS” was on when we visited).
At the counter you can order a slice with any topping you desire, and add ranch dressing for just $0.75. The cheese slice ($2.50) is very thin and very cheesy.
Bonus: They have Tapatio Hot Sauce and they compost.
It seems that Bus Stop Pizza was named after the 1956 film “Bus Stop” featuring Marilyn Monroe, as there are large posters of the actress all over the restaurant.
The dining room is small but cute with hanging plants, fun art, and a photograph of Governor Jerry Brown leaving the restaurant. Also noteworthy: Bus Stop’s very large selection of drinks available at the counter.
The cheese slice ($2.50 + tax) is thin, with lots of sauce and cheese.
Bonus: they have fruit salad or cake for dessert, and Jerry Brown loves it!
So there you have it — three options for satisfying your late-night Lower Haight pizza cravings. But everybody’s got their favorite — which is yours? Share your pizza preferences in the comments.