Deja Vu Pizza & Pasta is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, based on 270 reviews!
Me and my boyfriend really wanted something to eat late. Found this place, which closes at a decent time! We both ordered pasta (which the manager made herself!) it was really good! And the food came out fast! Very good service and super friendly! I would definitely come back again. Would love to try the pizza next!
When I'm having those cravings and want some pizza delivered, these folks are always very nice on the phone, along with their delivery service being on good time.
The cheese pizza is pretty solid. The sauce is tasty and tangy, the cheese is yummy. It gets the job done.
I also got a slice of New York cheesecake, (not pictured). It's a pretty decent slice.
This is a very unique pizza slice restaurant because they actually cook each slice (actually double slice) fresh when you order it. Its not pre-cooked and then reheated. The price is very good for SF and the choices are endless. I have just eaten the cheese pizza (I am cheap - its only $4.95 for a double slice). Its not really NY style although it is normal, thin crust. I would say it tastes like a better version of a Costco pizza with higher quality ingredients and not so bready. It's close to NY. The crust/dough is quite good and like I said fresh - better than re-heated, somewhat overcooked like some of the known slice places. I never understand why those places fully cook the pizza since they are going to reheat it when someone orders.
It seems they may have problems with delivery - so perhaps you just need to be careful. The couple is originally from Burma and have been in the US for 10 years. Their customer service can be curt at times - but that is just their culture and probably still not being adroit at dealing with different type of americans. Hours are good. Pizza is good price - although they have some expensive versions with everything but the kitchen sink toppings.
Stopped here before going to Dolores. The vibe of the place is a little off, but the workers are very nice. Their slices are HUUUGE, and mine was cooked fresh. The pizza is good, and the slices are the biggest I've ever seen. I ended up burning the shit out of my tongue because of my lack of self control. Let it cool off if they cook it fresh, lol.
It took me years to find it and seconds to define it, but Deja Vu's Franciscan pizza is the best pizza in San Francisco.
Big slices and convenient location
Love it! The best fresh pizza in the city ???? I have been going there for 22 years!
Great food, friendly staff, but is a little pricey. Would definitely recommend
Decent pizza. Crust is subpar, but the taste is good.
Omg this spot is amazing!!! Ordered a custom pizza and it was just perfect. Had to order another to go.
Even a pizza order late at night taste as great as if they just open up for business
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Best pizza in SF. Been going for 18 years and it’s still BOMB every time.
Nothing but the best fresh pizza in San Francisco...
Limited dining options in the immediate area, and this place is a total hole, but the pizza is amazing. Huge slice, perfect crust, generous toppings.
This is the best pizza that I have tasted in my three years in SF. The crust was crisp and flaky, and amazingly flavorful. This is how pizza should taste. The toppings were perfect.
I'm back again for lunch and I just totally spied on the worker making my calzone and he put sooo much effort and care into it! Pieces of cheese and mushrooms were falling off because it was so jam packed and he took the extra seconds to put every single piece back in! He stuffed the calzone to the brim, and then made it look super presentable too. Such an awesome place!
I've been coming here for over a decade i definitely think this is one of the best pizza places in SF really really good you won't be disappointed
Very fast (faster than I expected) delivery by courteous friendly driver. My order was 100% correct. The calzone was huge and delicious. I will order again!
I had been craving a solid cheesy calzone for a while now and was stoked to see them on their menu!
First of all, the girl at the counter was nice and recommended a couple of popular ones for me. They even let us use the bathroom in the back when we asked.
I decided on the San Franciscan and I was a little skeptical about the price (~$13 after I added extra garlic), but my jaw dropped when the calzone came out! It was huge, definitely enough for two meals. My friends had ordered a slice of pizza which was also enormous...
The calzone was crispy and cheesy and delicious. Not too much crust and lots of filling!
I just wished they didn't change the price of the calzone from the original price to a "5-topping calzone price" just because I added garlic but overall really satisfied. :)
Sat 1130pm De Ja Vu Pizza
16th St San Francisco Ca.
Service gets a 10 of 10. I live 2 blocks away so the delivery was short but it took under 20 minuted from order to delivery. The delivery guy was polite, friendly and cute. Nice smile:)
The food was 9 of 10. They still call their chocolate moose "chocolate cake". Very good but moose is much richer than just chocolate cake. Something to keep in mind when you order their "chocolate cake" The 2 liter of soda was cold as expected. The pizza was good but a different taste than some. Not much dessert selection but still a 9 of 10.
I would order from them again because the delivery was very quick and the food was ok.
No real disapointments.
The place is a mom & pop staple that has been there for years so they must be doing something right. Did I mention the delivery guy was cute?
I've loved their pizza for the size and how rich they are. The wait can be a bit long if you order it on site, so I'd recommend calling in, and then pick it up :) Quite the steal of $ for how expensive is everything else in this area.
Delicious pizza! I always come here for a slice of pizza and the slice is so big it could count as 2! Convenient location too.
Best slices around, hands down!!! They make them fresh from scratch to-order, even the crust! You won't find cold pre-made slices here. No way, they make each slice to-order fresh! And they're huuuuge! Each slice is actually two slices. It takes a bit longer than your average slice place but it's so worth it. Delish!
Deja Vu Pizza has a very special place in San Fransisco. This is my favorite pizza restaurant. The quality of the ingredients are very good. Bake Buffalo chicken is the best one ever. Highly recommend!!! The best place ever in San Fransisco.
My favorite whole in the wall pizza place! I only recommend to go there for pizza other items are just okay.
pretty good...ordered the special with the linguica.
Cheap and delectable. Perfect place to pop in for a slice after an afternoon in the park.
This is the best pizza in the city. And cheap as hell too. I almost feel like telling them to raise prices by a buck a slice, they wouldn't lose any business.
i really like the pizza crust here. my bf swears by the porto, but i like to make my own combo usually involving anchovies. beware that they are not skimpy on the toppings though, so a slice with anchovies = quite salty. have a beverage ready. oh yeah, and buying one slice equals nearly two!
Holy Crap! This place so F-ing good!! I swear its gotten better over the last year or so. My favorites are BBQ chicken and red onion or Pep, Sausage, and Bell Pepper. Always cooked to perfection, never soggy in the center. I live in North Beach and this place blows anything in my hood away. Wish I could give it 6 stars.
Ordered delivery from Deja Vu for the first time and was very pleased. Arrived quickly, hot and delicious. Good, tasty toppings, especially like that the American bacon is precooked. (Raw bacon is very nasty) Price was right. Will definitely be ordering from them again.
i hate pizza,it actually borderline frightens me, but let me be the first to admit im eating a calzone here once and week and loving every fucking moment of it. the owners are super nice too
Great pizza, really nice people. If you're looking for pizza in the Mission, go here or to Serrano's Pizza. Every pizza/slice is made fresh.
I have had pizza in just about every US city and if you have any idea what is going on, you know the best pizza in America is crafted in NYC and NJ. The only reason I add NJ is most of the gifted pizzasmiths of the big apple ultimately retire to NJ and end up opening pizzerias. California does not understand pizza and it never will. CA is kind of like Wayne Campbell's ex-girlfriend, just can't admit it's over and move on. Sad really. I have now been living in SF for 14 months and have tried just about every sad excuse for pizza. Deja Vu Pizza on 16th street is the only joint in town that even compares to the east coast other than Arinells. The key is to ask for your pie or slice extra thin. They will prepare it papery thin and greasy just like the wops of lower Manhattan have been doing it for decades. The ingredients are fresh too.Thanks Deja Vu for making me feel at home for a few minutes.
this is great pizza by the slice which is made to order so a slice takes15 to 20 minutes give or take. i have gotten a whole pie but i like the slices better. they don't sog up as a whole pie does. i think for the money get two slices and it ends up being close to a whole pie. good sausage and a host of other toppings. i really like the roasted red peppers. they have other stuff but all i can vouch for are the slices.
The slices are massive and pretty decent. I don't recommend the chicken wings, though. Way too fatty, kind of had the consistency of jelly.
Everything is fresh and the owners are dedicated to their trade. Order a slice for pick up if you live in the area. It only takes 10 min. 1slice=2slices. cant go wrong at the price of about 12 gumballs.
Very tasty, like that the pizza's fresh. I've never been able to eat more than half, and always end up throwing some away. Probably i should start asking for a box or something, but at 2.75 for the enormous plate-full of pizza, it's really hard to complain. Yeah, it takes a few minutes, but the taste is worth it. i've eaten in here too, and don't really mind the hole-in-the-wall/walls might fall in on you at any moment atmosphere. The people working here are always friendly and chill, too.
If you have not yet tried their pasta dishes you are missing out. The Cajun Fettucini with your choice of chicken or prawns is my favorite takeout dinner for two. And the Garlic Bread is super yummy. I also love the Gnocchi. As for the Pizza's, my favorite is the Art & Tom Terrific with Artichokes, Tomatoes, and Garlic.
First off best pizza in sf second heres why.
So i am walking down 16th street a few months ago just enjoying the day, and realize that its time that i stuff my face... i look around... not in the mood for a buritto,, thai sounds good but not today... what to do what to do. and then i see it like a shining light from broken clouds, a yellow awning with a peace sign!!! dear fuzzy bunnies my gut yells in excitment THATS IT. PIZZA, i walk across the street and step inside the smell of fresh baked pizza hits me, and i smile with glee. i walk up to the counter and order a slice of cheese (yeah im a really go getter when it comes to new things.) the girl behind the counter smiles and rings me up for $2.75 alright not cheap but still good. she then tells me it will be about 10 minutes... WAIT, ten minutes i just want a slice of pizza. thats when i see the guy behind her pull out a large slice of pizza out of the oven and hand it to the person behind it... It was huge i mean two slices worth easy. i desided it would be worth the wait.
I go out side smoke a cig. and read a little i hear them call to me that my pizza is up i take one look at the wonderfull slice of joy in front of me and i go sit down and look at it with a small blend of greed and boyhood longing (sorry a bit creppy i know) The slice is cut in two and is massive, i wait for a bit for it to cool down and then take my first bite, it is amazing simply wonderful experance semispicy the cheese perfect the crust nice and thing all mixing together to for a tastfull experance of pure enjoyment. At this point i...(This secetion has been ommited for the readers sanity)
So now when ever i have that crazing for pizza i go here or order from here, everyone is so nice and its always worth the wait. and is always amazing this is trully the best pizza place intown.
one of the best bangs for the buck in San Francisco. I lived around the corner from Deja Vu and it was my go-to spot for take-out pizza - tasty, warm, made-to-order, mammoth-sized slices. I (foolishly) moved away, and haven't found a tastier bargain that stands up to Deja. Go there.
For some strange reason that my friends and I have never figured out, the slices are awesome and the whole pies aren't. If anyone can explain how it's possible for them to be so different, let me know. The slices are big and sliced in half, so you can decide just how much to eat. Made to order, so always fresh - and worth the wait. The sauce is great, and the crust is nice and doughy (my friend prefers crunchier crust, so he asks for them well done, and they always oblige). A bit on the salty side, I never get them within a couple of hours of bedtime or my blood's rushing too much to fall asleep.
i do not usually eat pizza.... but i was having a lazy weekend and s wanted pizza so last sunday we decided to order some to go with our movies and video games. We turned to yelp and randomly found this place. Ordered one small cheese pizza and an extra large that one with Canadian bacon and cheese and onions, with added chicken. All Chicago style deep dish. Also a cesar salad and garlic bread and diet soda. This came out to $50 something but there were 3 of us so $20 each is good. delivery was fast (mission to castro) and when it arrived, the can of soda was a 2 ltr (still in our fridge half a week later) and the extra large pizza was GIANT! And the pizza was the most filling pizza ever. Just a mound of cheese and stuff. J could only have 2 pieces and I could only have one and a half. And we're big eaters. S managed a couple more, and the salad. But we had tons and tons leftover. Tons. The box wouldn't even fit in the fridge. The pieces were so big we had to eat them with a fork and knife... I was full the whole rest of the day, till it was time to eat our brownie sundaes... last nite I had one more slice that was leftover... I ate it cold and I actually liked it even better. still really filling, (even the crust was filled with cheese and pesto), but easier to eat, and really tasty. So go here, but if you order an extra large, know you have meals for the next week. The only bad thing id say is could have used more of the meat on that... it was hard to find the veggies and meat with all that cheese. But good.
I love the pizza here. It takes 10 minutes or so for a slice because they make each one fresh to order so the cheese is melted and not all greasy and coagulated like at some places. The sauce is really good. I'm not sure what's in it but its tangy and flavorful. Plus the crust is good too - not too thick and doughy but not too thin and oily either - just right, hot and crispy. This place beats any others in the 'hood.
awesome pizza here- the crust is divine ( that delightfully dense and yeasty flavor) with a plethora of topping choices to choose from. the vietnamese people that run the day to day operations here are really nice and practically run there own afterschool program here when all the kids come running in after school cause they know whats up- good cheap and ginormous slice of pizza. the slice is really more like a whole pizza at a banging 3.00. Go for the slice! More economical than buying a "whole pizza" here.
Advice: stick with the slices, call 10 minutes ahead when picking up, perfect place to go after hangover and drug binge.
Delicious sauce and crust, and I trust that most of the toppings are tasty as well. Great for weeknight takeout, and not too much of a hit to the wallet.
On the corner of 16 and Guerrero, this place doesn't get its proper dues. The Burmese folks who run this little pizza joint have done a fantastic job. The thick crust pizza is awesome and is second only to Little Star and Zachary's. The portions are huge and the ingredients are fresh. The dough is chewy and the sauce st just right. And they've got decent pasta and salads too!
Ahhh i love you for simply being so close, its an easy stumble after a long haul at the 500 club! Pizza by the slice is the only way to go! its simple and fast and they make it to order right then and there... they are pretty friendly, i think they know they are catering to drunkards. pretty cheap too.. its not the best, but after a night of drinking who really cares eh...
EASILY the best slice in San Francisco, and pretty close to the best freakin' pizza too. Great crunchy crust, tasty and varied ingredients, killer size, and always better than you expect. A total insider deal. DO IT.
Big thanks to Rob Roberts for introducing it to me. Get a 'lami slice with a root beer, and you'll be all set.
you know how it is when you first move to a city and you really need some reliable genre restaurants? deja vu was my first epiphany and it fills the standard pizza category in my brain (when i crave pizza, i crave deja vu).
this place deserves an undergrad degree in the pie. you want a phd in greasy new york states of mind? try arinell's. you want a masters in feeding large groups while still avoiding chains? giovanni's. and for those who want to study abroad in italy, there's always pizzeria delfina.
This is good fucking pizza! We always stumble in to get our fresh made slices after spending too much time emptying bottles of PBR. But I have even had this pizza while sober and recommend it. It's not East Coast pie, that is Arinell's forte. But the sauce at Deja Vu is delectable and the crust and cheese are just perfect. Huge slices for $2.50...can't be beat.
One of the best "traditional" style pizza joints in the city. They also offer a very good deep-dish style pizza as well. Great crusts and tasty toppings. Always fresh.
Bang for buck, excellent pizza and very reasonable price. Delivery is consistently pretty fast as well.
a little hole in the wall with some seriously delicious made to order slices. i got the deja vu and was very pleased.
The wait was longer than is really necessary for drunken pizza endeavors, and the slices are indeed big (just get one, they're like the old Monster Slices at Cybelle's on 24th) and damn tasty. I might opt for a quicker option when I'm drinking in the neighborhood, because if I'm getting food, I'll want to be either back at the bar or home in bed ASAP. But next time I'm getting a pizza delivered, this will be one of my first options. Closest thing I've had to NY pizza here- thin but good, with that sweet-tangy sauce.
The best thing about this place is that they have a lunch special everyday and it's a really good one! Their calzones are delicious and so are the slices. Interestingly though, I think their whole pizzas aren't nearly as good as their slices, I don't know why.
This place is great. It's like a place you would see in the movies. Good price, big slices, nice people, good service. I ordered a Calzone to dine in and the cook actually brought me the food. Customer service is awesome. The only downside is that on weekends it gets crowded but thats normal since its near a lot of bars. Other then that I would highly recommend this place to friends and anyone else.
Great pizza for the price - delivery is awesome!! Our current favorite pizza place.
This is going to be short n sweet...This place is the place to be after partying at Double Dutch...Good pizza, great service, and just very chill.....luvvvv it!
I think this is the BEST pizza in SF. They make pizza "by the slice" which means that they make you a custom pizza from scratch - in the shape of a slice. No old, soggy pizza sitting under a heat lamp like other "by the slice" places. Super hot, super fresh pizza that's out of this world! An awesome selection of toppings so you can have old favorites like peperoni and mushroom, or something gourmet like artichoke hearts and basil. The salad is great too - everything in it is fresh and their dressing is home made and really tasty. One tip though - order the pizza with light cheese, they tend to go a bit heavy on it otherwise.
I've never walked in the door, but Deja Vu is my pick for delivery in the city. Consistently good pizza. Crust is the right thickness and the sauce is flavorful. Being a meat-eater, I even enjoy the plain cheese pizza (oregano makes it fantabulous).
this place is so good! i'm eating a slice right now! [mushroom & artichoke]
their pizza is consistently delicious with lots of yummy toppings. the lunch special is a great deal, slice salad drink, $5!! yummy yummy!
the only reason i can't give them five stars is because of delivery. my boyfriend and i were stressing about what to eat late one night, so we decided to order tasty pizza. we got all excited and then they told us they don't deliver "that far." huh?! i live in the tendernob? you don't deliver that far? we went back to stressing out.
i've never tried the pasta.
Serrano's Pizza, but 4 blocks closer to my house. Too bad the delivery time wasn't any faster
All pizza, even slices are cooked to order. A slice here is really like two slices elsewhere. There selection of toppings is suburb.
The Clambake Pizza is always worth three days of pizza burn and being unable to speak to anyone 'till I've chewed my way through a pack of gum.
shits Iiiight, the home girl and I had a cheese, tomato, and basil pie... Woke up and had some for breakfast. !!!
But don't call for delivery on thursday's cause the lady who does the phone is like all quick to get off and makes you feel weird when your paying debit.
We are on a pizza hunt in our new city just as we are on a burger hunt. That means trying just about every last worth-while contender in their respective categories. I wasn't around when Deja Vu used to be something else so I'm not really concerned with what it's like now versus then or any of that. What I do know is this was the first pizza I tried in the city, and I've been back multiple times. I would recommend slices over a whole pie, which they make to order. Particularly yummy is the sausage with roasted red peppers. One slice is really more like 2 and can completely fill you up. Fresh, tasty, friendly people, decent cost. There is pizza I probably like more (Little Star, Delfina, Orgasmica even) but this is a solid place that always gets it right.
You walk in and yer like "WTF". I've been here before. But wait, I havn't. The menu is the same, the prices are the same, the pizza is the same. Hold on. WTF. Oh shit....this is Serrano's pizza but with a different name. Oh I get it. Deja vu. Clever. Call ahead cause the made to order slices take 10 min.
The Best! it is made per order so don't think it's quick though!! you gotta wait for the best and freshest... and the lunch special includes salad and soda and goes till 5pm, less than $6 even w/ tip. I love this place and as the mission becomes more and more gentrified it's nice to have a decent place to eat for us folks who ain't rich!!! the pasta rules too.
Another inconspicuous place in the Mission that doles out good pizza. I won't even bother comparing Arinell's down the street since they're equally pretty good, but there's this thing most people, including myself, have about cleanliness and those that know Arinell's well, knows that it's definitely isn't its strong suit. Deja Vu cooks as you order and the freshness makes for one (or in my case, two) delicious slice. The cheese layer isn't overdone and the sauce ranges somewhere between mild & tangy. The dough came out slightly yet ideally crisp. Their slices are monstrous (odd-shaped yet pretty cheap) and can definitely hold you and your beer(s) over...if you're headed out to one of the nearby bars.
My entire life changed for the better when I discovered the calzones at Deja Vu. The calzones are enormous, stuffed with all kinds of good things, and have am amazing olive oil/oregano/thyme combination on the top; the hot calzones are pillow-like, savory, and usually perfect in every way.
My only complaint is that last week, I was ravenous, and ordered 2 calzones to be delivered. One was without ricotta but with sausage, and the other was with ricotta and peppers. When they were delivered 45 minutes later (usually worth the wait), they were switched. I don't eat pork, and my girlfriend doesn't not eat pork, so we called, and they said that they would fix them. We left the wrong calzones in boxes in case they wanted them back for whatever reason, and when the delivery person came back another 45 minutes later, he only had one calzone (sausage no ricotta). He said he'd go back and "look around" (for the other calzone? laying around? perhaps under an SF weekly on the counter?), and after 10 minutes, we called and asked for our money back. We'd have to go in to get money back in person. So, I ate a cold calzone with no ricotta. I know there are much worse things in this world, and typing this all feels rather silly at this point, but I felt pretty burned up that someone I order from almost weekly would not fix their own mistake. And I said, "I'm going to Yelp that s***" so here I am.
I am still dreaming of the ricotta in those calzones!
I first came here thinking that the pizza slices were some of the most outrageous prices I had ever seen. Then I realized you get just about the biggest slice known to man for that price and it all comes together. That, the fact that it is by a bunch of bars, the fact the pizza is pretty freaking good, and they deliver all the way out to at least the inner richmond make me like this spot. I would highly recommend it to anyone with a craving for pizza while in the Mission.
Not bad. Deja Vu pizza is pretty tasty. Reminds me of Seniore's. Work hooked it up with 4 XL pizza's. Vegetarian, Cheese, California and The Deja Vu. The California was the best. 3.5 but I marked as 4 stars. YELP ADD HALF STARS PLEASE!!!
I love pizza, and I value my time. This is my favorite pizza place in the City for a quick slice, or delivery. Parking isn't the best, so call 10 minutes ahead of time for a fat, non-greasy and made FRESH slice. Whole pizzas and other Italian yummy stuff made fresh and at a great price. Happy eating!
Listen up stupid heads, Deja Vu is the best pizza in San Francisco. Slices is cheap, big, and bomb. I don't wanna hear about Arinells or Little Star or any other wack trendy pizza. So shut your pie-hole. Pizza pie-hole that is!!!! LOL LOL LOL LOL.
I can never decide which place is better in this area: Deja Vu or Arinell. They're not pretentious, you get exactly what you expect. In Deja Vu's case, what you get is a hot fresh baked pizza slice with great toppings. The employees are super friendly, and the vibe is great. The place is not exactly spotless, but I wouldn't expect that either... it's a pizza place in the Mission!
Regarding the food: the crust can be a little soft and if you ordered a lot of toppings, you better have it on a plate. If you prefer crunchier crusts, I'd say keep walking, to avoid disappointment. I never had pasta but I have some friends that did, and they loved it. Personal favorite: Tokyo Stop. It has teriyaki chicken, green onions and mushrooms. Mmmh!
Also, be prepared to wait a while since they make the slices as you order. Maybe calling 10 min. before can save you some time... in any case it's never boring to wait there.
Every time I go to S.F. I have to visit Deja Vu. Their pizza is so great. I don't know what it is about their pizza but it's addicting. Perhaps great sauce and quality ingredients? The restaurant is a whole in the wall which can get easily over looked. We happened to go in because we found it on Yelp. Needless to say I can't wait to go back.
One slice of this chewy, thin pizza will fill you up. They have quality toppings, and nice combinations to choose from. For 5 bucks a slice, and the taste, it's a great place to hit up.
Best pizza I can have delivered to my neighborhood in SOMA. Love the rustic, perfectly baked crust!
Great crust, tasty sauce, good cheese. All the ingredients for a FUCKING GREAT PIZZA on a Friday night. Reasonable prices too. if you are considering it, dial, dial, dial.
A great way to give Armpitsmell..., I mean Arinell the big ol' farewell finger forever. A slice is a crusty crunchy experience. Should you order a whole pie, you may ask for a thin crust and for it to be well done(that's how I roll). Not always consistent but great ingrediants and some imagination make Deja Vu special.
It's really really good pizza, and you get a HUGE slice (which I think it's actually two slices) for like $3-$5 depending on what you want. Their veggie slices are delicious. The crust is probably the best I've had in the city too.
HUGE slices that are mucho cheap. Not exactly great atmosphere or anything, but whaddya want, it's a pizza joint.
Get a slice to go and fire it down at any of the local drinking establishments.
BEST PIZZA IN THE MISSION. Fresh baked slices in 10 minutes for only $2.95. The crust is so moist and crunchy, and the sauce is different than what you're used to. I think it's the rosemary in there. HELLYES DE JA VU.
Just had a slice of pepperoni at Deja Vu for lunch... with a can of soda the price was $4.85... Slices are made fresh, NOT just reheated. Crust had lots of flavor and was crispy AND chewy. Sauce and cheese rounded out the flavor nicely, nearly New York pizza... It's worth the brief wait and the slices are large. All in all a good deal on a great slice.
first time i got pizza here it was a "slice" of just sausage and mushroom. decent.
second time i got pizza here it was a "slice" of some special with more stuff on it, and it was so amazing. maybe i was really hungry, but this is probably one of the best medium crust style slices ive ever had.
the third time was day old delivery pizza. maybe it is really meant to be consumed within 15 minutes for best effect.
Best Deep Dish Pizza in San Francisco!
Get the Deep Dish with extra sauce and you wont be disappointed.
I had there signature deja vu slice. At first I was like "5 bucks for a slice!? fuck that" I got one any way to quench my drunkeness and was pleased when i saw that the slice was about as big as my head. It stuck out over the sides of the plate. Then when i tasted it, it was so wonderful. The mixture of flavors melting together inn my mouth and sliding into my waiting belly, delicous.
Vegetarians will appreciate Deja Vu's wide range of non-meat pizzas, meat-eaters who are stuck eating with vegetarians will appreciate the hugenormous amount of compensatory cheese on the vegetarian pizzas.
Expect delicious thick-dough pizzas with a proportionate amount of topping. The prices are good, and the delivery is quick, even on a Saturday night. You can also order by the slice if you happen to be walking past, which makes for a remarkable pre-beer snack.
This pizza is one of the best I've ever tasted! It's made right on the spot when you order. The slices are HUGE!!! Well worth the price you pay, which isn't much at all. I'd say the best pizza joint the Mission has to offer by far.
In terms of atmosphere, there isn't much there to offer.
So if your hungry and have a pizza craving check this place out! It's cheap and tasty; can't beat that.
This is such a great pizza place! The slices (you really get one super large slice cut in two large slices) are made to order, and X large pies are around 20. The staff are always friendly. Great product. Great service. Great price.
Great date spot especially on those warm Summer nights. The pizza is very heavenly. The service takes a little time, but it is well worth it. It tends to get busy so make sure you give yourself enough time.
So, I don't know that I ever would have gone to this place if it wasn't practically on my doorstep. But it is. And I have to say that it is in my top couple pizza places of all time. However, this place does have somewhat of a learning curve. So learn from me (and some of the other reviewers) when I say that the fewer toppings the better. One topping is perfect. Two toppings is good. Three toppings and I'd send it back. Why is this? Well, I'm not entirely sure, but it has something to do with too many flavors at once and a reduction in the crispiness of the crust. Which takes me to my main point:
The crust is delicious. I highly recommend getting your pizza by the slice and not the pie because you get more crust and a sizable piece of pizza at that (at least two slices by most other pizza joint's standards). Also, everything is made right there on the spot just for your order! While this may make you wait around 10 minutes, it is worth it. In fact, I've got their number in my phone so I can call ahead and have it ready by the time I get there.
If you haven't eaten here, do yourself a favor and try it. Besides, you can't really beat this meal for under $6 (check out their lunch special from 11am-6pm). Also, don't forget to get the vanilla cream soda which perfectly complements the Deja Vu palate.
I swear by their cheese pizza paired with a huge dose of anxiety and depression..best break-up food ever! Plus it's the name of a strip club in minneapolis, ahh the memories.
This is one of three pizza parlor reviews, ONLY reviewing a cheese slice...
Why 5 stars? Because you get two slices for the price of one. AND the pizza is awesome. Uber friendly staff to boot. They also have pasta and salad, which is kind of weird, also they are open late late, which is a huge bonus when you're getting out of the bar/club drunk and you need that grease to soak up the alcohol.
This is the Pizza joint I call when I am too lazy to cook, great pies as a great price. You should try my "never get a date again because your breath is kicking special" garlic, feta and black olives. So good! The rest of the menu is pretty standard priced but the pie is wins in the value dpt. Cheap, better than most and delivered in a decent amount of time.
Came here this past weekend with my BF that has been telling me about this place with "the best pizza ever!" LOL so I haaaad to try it!! What do you know? They do have some pretttty amazing, made to order pizza! There's nothing better than some fresh pizza that was made just for YOU! I had the Pesto Chicken & he had BBQ Chicken, the sizes were perfect, about 2 pieces combined (I had leftovers :) yum!). The taste was fresh and probably one of the best Pesto Chicken's I've had. The prices are great too it came out to $7 something for both and it was sooo gooood! They have a good amount of seating inside and a table outside, which I was petsitting so I was happy for the outdoor seating area so I can relax and not stress off bringing the dog around :) 5 Stars for some amazing pizza, great service, seating, & having a bathroom!!!! All around a great place.
Every Pizza/Calzones I have eaten here have been great. Xtra sauce on your Pizza Pies is a great free upgrade. Their sauce is very good and flavorful. At our family we switch between another Pizza place and this one.
This is the best pizza I have had in the bay area. The crust is absolutely amazing.
When you just want a slice of pizza and not all the fuss--this is the place to go! They have make to order humongous tasty slices of pizza at reasonable prices. It's not fancy so expect to take it to go or deal with the very basic seating area.
I love this pizza! Cheap, but good quality and great flavor. I've never had a bad slice, but my favorite is Pesto Delight (pesto, feta, broccoli, sun-dried tomatoes, and spinach).
Four-cheese calzones?! It's like I've gone to dairy heaven. Slices here are wonderful slabs of oozing cheese and toppings. Take me away.
This is not the best pizza I've ever had. A place 45 minutes outside of Boston gets that honor. But I've never before seen a *slice* made fresh for me. The crust is light and crispy, and the sauce is not too salty. If you like your pizza super saucy it's probably not the place for you, but it sure is tasty if you're not attached to any particular style.
The service is fast (usually less than 10 minutes from walking in the door to eating my slice) and friendly, and it's probably the best pizza I've found in San Francisco.
Ordered it a couple of times....its pretty good.
If that's your thing, this is your pizza.
There is nothing not to like here. Okay, so it's not the most beautiful place, but we almost always have ours delivered.
The pizza is tops. The price is so low, you don't even need the coupons that come with each order. And the delivery is usually fast and friendly.
It's not gourmet pizza -- whatever that is -- just an honest pie with a perfectly spiced sauce, plenty of cheese and the right amount of toppings. You can't go wrong with Deja Vu.
My favorite slice in sf, I understand they're with Serrano's on 21st St. I like to eat in there cuz the pie is not that portable (maybe it's more cuz I don't enjoy groping my food). That first table by the window is my spot haha
- pesto (light)
- you almost get two slices with three crusts
- better than Arinells
- mostly empty (around lunch), that can be very quiet and serene
- around $4
- they deliver
- wait is kinda long, you gotta pay your dues for made-to-order
- once, I've had super annoying folks eating next to me causing all kinds of ruckus, bad luck I guess
I think I've had this great pizza before...Well I've never eaten at this pizzera so I am not actually having deju vu, but does it count if I go back there a second time after today? Stereotypically, we ordered the San Franciscan, substituted the green peppers for black olives. I was so happy when the pizza came out and was not dripping with grease. Instead, each bite was filled with sausage, pepperoni, gooey cheese, mushrooms, and olives. Who doesn't love that? They are not skimpy on the toppings at all, and we were full after 2 slices each (2 people). We had 2 slices left over, and I was glad when my friend told me to take them home. I ate one slice for dinner and hubby polished off the second leftover piece. This is a really small place so seating is limited, but it wasn't as packed as another local pizzeria so we stopped in here. I saw the pizza at the other place, and this is more my style, un-pretentious pizza =)
I rode my bike past this place today and REALLY wanted to get a slice of pizza but didn't want to ruin all the hard work of riding my bike all the way up to Noe Valley...so I will wait I'm at Elixir and a little tipsy to walk over to this place for a slice.
Very tasty pizza, big slices, not too cheesy (which I like) and their sauce is good. They take too long though and on a weekend night, the place is filled with drunken weirdos but if you call in your order and pick up, its one of the better pizza places around.
Affordable place. They have great cheese raviolis and lasagnas besides the pizza!!!
Found this place by accident, and we were pleasantly surprised. The place is very small but the pizza was fantastic!! Thin crispy slice of pizza! Will definitely come back here the next time we are in town!!!
There's no denying that there's better pizza out there. Deja Vu isn't pleasantly thick or tantalizingly thin crusted, its just your run of the mill standard pizza. So why the five (yes you read right) FIVE stars?!
Well theres a few reasons. Their slices are both huge, delicious, AND cheap. They use, what I think, is rosemary in the dough (big fan). The sauce is regular pizza sauce, but still undeniably good, and they have both Pesto & BBQ Chicken available. Deliver is quick and free. So whether on your way home from the bars (actually I'm not sure how late they're open but work with me), after waking up from a night at the bars, or if you're just out to grab a quick but to eat, check out Deja Vu for a tasty slice of affordable pizza.
drunky drunkster lookin' for a bite,
what could be open on the way to the bars tonight?
we two beer soaked ninjas arrive at Deja Vu
Get a fab made-to-order slice...Bien Entendu!
Crisp, heated and delectable crust
pesto and veggie toppings are a must!
One drunk ninja needs to pee,
smiling hostess says "why, of course, here you can wee"!
filled with pizza and a relieved bladder,
the two ninjas continue on partying like the mad hatter
Deja Vu is a diamond in the rough. Excellent pizza, my Chicago taste buds danced wildly like dervishes. Made-to-order slices ensure your pizza is fresh. The owner is ridiculously nice AND they let me use their restroom. That gets big points. Next time I am bar hopping in those parts, this will be my munchie stop.
I'm a Hawaiian pizza fan and I love Deja Vu's and yep, the have tiramisu too!!! Damn, damn, damn, I wish I never tried it because it is really too good to pass up!
I have a tiramisu problem. I'm learning to live with it, no thanks to Deja Vu.
Shockingly enough, in the eight years I spent living in this neighborhood, I never tried this place out. Today, on a visit back to see friends, we happened to go in based on a mutual acquaintance's recommendation... At first I was offset by the price of the pizza slices until I realized that the size of a Deja Vu slice is EASILY twice the size of any normal pizza in this city. So yes, I ended up with leftovers. And the pizza is great! I also ordered the garlic bread which was a bit lackluster, but overall, I'm now a fan!
Giant slices made FRESH to order. I highly recommend the Deja Vu slice. It's the pesto-spinach one. It's like crack-cocaine to me ( I hear that's very addictive). Anyway, the folks that work there are very nice. My coworkers make fun of me because I go there so often. They even swear I've LOST weight since I've started eating there so much. It's magic. Give it a try!
Good and cheap pizza. It takes a minute for them to cook it up, but that's because they don't cook it til you order it.
The lunch time special is pretty cool. A slice, a small salad, and a soda for under $5. Pretty good deal if you ask me.
Plus, they have seating available and a TV.
Located in the Mission, this is a great place for lunch.
Living a block and a half away, this is my local go-to pizza place in the neighborhood. The prices are amazing, especially if you get one slice which in most places would be considered two large slices.
The pizza itself is pretty good. Nothing to write home about, but some of the best that I can find in the Mission. Crust is excellent and I love the sauce.
Service is outstanding. You don't expect much from a pizza place, but everyone there is always smiling and the delivery guys are always nice.
Really great single slices (which, in reality, are about two or three regular slices). This place is a bit pricey and there is certainly better pizza to be eaten in the city, but when you want to take a break from sitting on your ass in Dolores park this place is the perfect spot to grab a slice.
I moved here last year from small town Florida (WOOOOOO GO GATORS NEEEHAAAAAA) and I desperately anticipated awesome Big City Pizza. The first tip from the concierge at a fancypants hotel was "oh, you want North Beach Pizza."
I nearly hung myself that night.
After experimenting with a bunch of places and crying fully-clothed in the shower like so many television rape victims, I finally grabbed a pizzie from Deja Vu: strangely enough, the closest pizza joint to da crib, but a low priority on my list because the peace sign logo curdled my angry blood.
But hell shit yeah!!! You lookin' for the good shit? Call Deja Vu and ask for it well done. It's the closest you're gonna get to Holy Northeastern Pizza and your life will be sublime. The bottom of a true pizza should be as black as your soul and the sauce should be robust with only a slight hint of sweetness... like your soul.
Deja Vu gets it right.
P.S. Stop saying "'za" you unholy fucktards.
Deja Vu is good standard pizza, nothing fancy at a non-fancy price. The Pasta is good, they don't over cook the noodles. I can't think of a funny or interesting way to describe just good old fashioned pizza and pasta.
Okay, let me just tell you that Deja Vu has *always* come through for me with regards to it's pizza. I have them programmed into my cell phone and I always get their vegetarian pizza. Not because I'm a vegetarian/vegan (although I'm considering making the transition), but because it's yummy. The guys who work there are really nice too, and aren't all sleazy and/or lethargic like some pizza parlor guys can be. Not to mention that ordering "one slice" of pizza from them is really ordering two slices (one slice being regular-sized, and one being a little smaller than regular-sized. Lotsa bang for your buck!).
HOWEVER, I must urgently caution anyone contemplating ordering a calzone from Deja Vu, especially if you order one with a ton of mozarella cheese in it. Most of their calzones have that ricotta-type cheese in it, and that's fine (mmmm, ricotta...), but one day I ordered some way cheesy-mozaralla/ricotta cheese calzone and I CHOKED on the mozarella cheese for maybe 10 seconds. It felt like forever! My BF (the same BF from my "MacCallum House" review) didn't even know I was choking because it was that silent type of choking - I seriously could not breathe! All my useless BF could do was stare at me with a dumbstruck look on his face, so I finally managed to pull the cheese that was lodged in my throat out with MY HAND. Gross? Sure. Scary? Oh fuck yeah!
I know I was probably a little too eager and shouldn't have tried to shovel hunks of calzone down my esophagus, but nevermind that. I nearly DIED.
Stick with their veggie slices.
I've wavered between Chicago-style and east coast pizza for most of my life now, but I've finally found the answer.
A thin, crispy crust is the only way to go. Toppings and cheese should not overpower the crust; if it takes a knife and fork to reasonably eat, it is not pizza. You should not fear cheese-blindness from one slice of pizza. It should be difficult to kill yourself choking on cheese with pizza, though one reviewer above clearly tried very hard.
Deja Vu makes the best crispy-crusted (and therefore best over-all) pizza I've ever had. Their "slices" are the size of about two slices at other pizzerias such as Cable Car. As mentioned, every slice is freshly made so you don't have to get the one slice of vegeterian pizza that's been sitting out all day - I thought this was San Francisco, how is it that most pizzerias have one readily available vegeterian pizza? Anyway, each slice is encrusted all around in ... crust.
There are specials listed on the board, but I would steer clear of most of them. The Pesto Delight, a slice with pesto, feta, broccoli, and sun-dried tomatoes, is good, but overly busy. The Californian is a heap of 4 different cheeses for those that enjoy risking their lives whilst eating pizza. The real problem with the specials is that they have too many ingredients. Limiting the toppings to two ensures that the crust remains perfectly crispy and the slice is never soggy. This also limits the price to $3.95, cheaper than any burrito in the mission but just as filling.
The ideal order consists of a two-topping slice and a vanilla soda, totalling in the sub-$6 range. Call ahead 10 minutes and it will be waiting for you when you arrive.
I fucking love pizza, and this place satisfies all my 'za needs. $3-$5 gets you an enormous "slice" that is really better classified as a slice-shaped pizza. Delicious crust around the entire piece, which they make right when you order it. If you've got about 10 min to wait, and need a meal that can fill you up for hours, Deja Vu is top notch.
Absolutely perfect by-the-slice pizza for those nights when you've had a tad bit too much to drink and you need something stat to soak it all up before you vomit. Sometimes, you don't make it and you do puke it up, but hey, at least it tasted delish going down, right? I love their pizza that has the three different kinds of cheeses--I think it's called the California. Excellent!
YUM. I love that this place will bake you a fresh slice right when you order. Slightly greasy, but nothing a napkin and some hot sauce won't fix. Their ingredients are fresh and the staff is always friendly. WIN.
Ahhhh! What can I say? I simply love this litlle quick pizza place. The make the slices fresh to order. You call in your Oder and they have it ready in no lore than 10 minutes. Great size portions very well priced. Really good tiramisu too
Deja Vu is a must visit when in the need for a quick bite in the mission district. Made to order slices are TASTY and cheap. Plus the portions are HUGE. It's really two slices for the price of one, with perfect crust and sauce. I haven't tried their non-pizza italian offerings but they are probably decent.
Go get your two slices, eat one, then experience deja vu with the second.
I feel like Deja Vu needs a more specific review. These guys rule. I love their pizza, their setup, and their service. Order a custom slice and get exactly what you want. My recommendation is spinach, chicken, garlic, and AMERICAN bacon. Specify American bacon or you will get Canadian Bacon, aka Ham. Fucking Canadians...great people, but they really don't need to tinker with Bacon. Borderline sacrilege.
Cheap and delicious. The Hawaiian is awesome... just one slice will do it. Can't recommend the other toppings-- tried something different one time and it wasn't nearly as good as my Hawaiian. Also they're super-nice.
Obviously, something isn't right when my favorite pizza spot only has four stars...The staff is great, always smiling and happy to help you out. The pizza is huge for the price and the custom topping choices are infinite. It's ready in a jif for when you've been out adventuring all day and are starving for something tasty. Go here, nuff said!
Very oddly shaped, but fantastic tasting pizza. Crunchy thin crust and at 4.25 for a "slice" (looks more like a big square), you get quite the bang for your buck
OK, really. Do people actually say, "za"? Really? For reals? Without irony? On purpose? Come on. Really?
Anyway, I digress. This brings me to the sauce. THE SAUCE!! So good to have a pizza that has a really great spicy sauce. The crust is pretty good, they deliver and they cost about 5-10 bucks less than the competition. So far, I haven't had enough experience here to qualify for 5 stars, but we'll see.
Our neighboorhood delivery go-to, Deja Vu's on our speed dial.
Crust is fantastic. Reliable delivery. And besides being delicious, they're attentive to our special requests. We lean towards "thin crispy crust, easy on the cheese" which seems to make a good pizza taste better.
This place gets 5 stars because they deserve it.
The pizza AND pasta are outstanding. They are also very nice too.
I order 2 cheese slices, which is really like a small sized pizza and
cut into 4ths. It's HUGE.
The pasta is absolutely perfect and I wanted to eat all of it in one sitting
but I couldn't because it was way too much food for one.
I go there a lot because it's right near me. Sometimes when I am feeling
extremely lazy, I call for delivery. Lame I know, but they are quick.
I've been going here for many years since i discovered the crispy crust (corn?) and the GIANT slice (two really, for the price of one anywhere else). 2 slices is probably bigger (and cheaper) than a 12" small... I prefer to order on phone and pickup within 10 min rather than wait for the delivery otherwise yes the thin crust might get softened by the steam...
I wish they were open til 2 or 3am like that other place on valencia/16th (that i have to go to cuz its the last place open) ....
This is my favorite place to grab a slice in the mission. It's arguably the best thin crust pizza in the entire city when ordered by the slice. Their topping selection is great. Their drink selection is limited but perfect for me. I always grab a root beer or creme soda. I give it four stars because their delivered product has never been satisfying. I recommend walking in and ordering a slice. OH... and just get one slice unless you are starving or want left-overs. Huge slices! Did I mention the crust was excellent?
Gotta give these guys 5 stars!!! I had a buddy drop me off in the Mission last was so I can buy this beater I found on CL. I was a bit early and had to wait. Some chick told me to hit this place up and I did. Wow!!! I havent had a slice of Pizza like this in awhile. Mmmmmm... mmmm.... mmmm... Slice was made to order and for whatever reason seemed like it was cut all crooked. Kinda like a peice of Naan or something. I almost couldnt figure out where the crust was.
This is just the kinda slice that cant be duplicated. Service was great too!
Damn was it good!
I'm giving Deja Vu four stars, which feels like a bit of a higher rating than is actually appropriate, but it's reliable and consistently good (not great). We played pizza delivery roulette for a while unsuccessfully before finding it, and our good faith in having decent pizza delivery has been restored ever since. Here's what you need to know for maximum results:
- Be aware if the pizza you choose lists garlic as one of its ingredients. If you're not used to having garlic poured like salt over your food, then opt out.
- The crust is a little bit doughy, get thin if you're not into it.
- If you're feeling guilty and want to get some veg in you, the salads really aren't too bad, much more than the expected 3 pieces of lettuce, a tomato, and some dressing. They actually have more than one kind of salad with a little more than your average trimmings. It's actually amazing that one can even get any sort of vegetable arrangement delivered this late at night.
I'm also constantly impressed by how fast they are most of the time. Always at my door in 35 minutes or so. If you want a good all around delivery experience, this is who you call. It's good in that "Costco" kind of way.
My new fav pizza joint since Serrano's fire accident. Deja Vu has the same great made-to-order slices that are heavenly and to die for. Great veggie options and love their selection of Purity and Honest Tea drinks.
Low prices and good pies. Yum!
I've never actually been in the restaurant; however, I've ordered takeout on many an occasion. And by "occasion" I mean Sunday nights when I'm experiencing a bout of debilitating self pity and/or overwhelming disgust that I've neither showered nor changed out of my pajamas.
Despite this, Deja Vu has got my back. The sexy delivery man is also chipper and cheerful and never has a judging look in his eye when I come out of my apartment door (yet again) with a desultory lag in my step and a droopy $20 in hand. The guy around the corner who sells me the wine? Well, he's a story for another day...
I finally went to this place the other night, and I was amazingly surprised to discover that . . . OMG! There's a place within walking distance that kicks just as much ass as Serrano's!
The style is a bit different, but the prices are right, the slices are MADE TO ORDER, and they even do that thing where they cut your slice all asymetrically so you can take the smaller part home when you realize you can't eat the whole dang thing!
In short, I'm so excited; WE HAVE A CONTENDER!
I always come to this place with my friends, and let me tell you this: The pizza slices are cheap, and huge! This place is the BOMB! I always order a slice when I'm around this area, and the service is fast as well. The pizza is delicious and is sold for a good, affordable price. This place isn't too close to where I live, but I WILL definitely be coming back!
the Franciscan has amazing fresh ingredients! weight is going downhill pronto as 1. this is around the corner to home and 2. pizza would be my last meal if I were on death row.
Arinelli's have my favorite style (NY style baby!) but this place surpasses it in flavor, consistency and best bang for the buck. The slices are HUGE. The people are very nice unless you're one of those spoiled brat of a prick that expects a foot massage and ego boost everywhere you go.
One advice: don't add chicken. They use one of those spongy chickens they have in cheap caesar salads you get at Safeway.
Chalk this place up as yet another great addition to my favorite SF 'hood: The Mission. I'm so lucky to live here!
Unlike many pizzas I've tried around The City, Deja Vu uses fresh toppings and their sauce is perfectly spiced without that sugar-laden taste like it just came out of a can (I'm not saying that it didn't, but if it did, it fooled me). If you prefer an East Coast style pie like I do, be sure to order your pizza well done and with a thin crust. Deeeelish! (BONUS: their delivery guy is totally friendly & kinda cute, too).
I came here two days in a row. The first time I came, the sun had just gone down. I was freezing with a full bladder, slightly tipsy coming from Zeitgeist. I desperately needed warmth and the restroom, plus I was hungry, so Deja Vu was my savior that I happened to stumble across. I ordered my slice of pepperoni and sausage and made a beeline for the toilet (you have to go through the kitchen, which is kinda weird, but, whatevs). A few minutes later, I was sitting down at the counter, ready to wolf down a massive slice of hot pizza. The crust tasted amazing, and the pizza was overall awesome. The thought of this crust drew me back the next evening. I brought my friend with me, after telling him how delicious my slice was. We ordered a whole pizza, however, the crust wasn't the same, which made me sad, nevertheless, it was still tasty. I'm a fan of Deja Vu.
I reviewed CyBelle's pizza a while back as my least favorite pizza in the City. Now on to one of my favorites.
So... how does one choose where to order from? If you're from the old-school, you open the yellow pages and look for who's closest, or who has the biggest ad... if you're from the new school, you look online, starting from a google search, followed by Yelp reviews of your results.
If you're a cheap bastard like me, you go in the kitchen and rummage through the drawer that houses plenty of ketchup packets, unused napkins and myriad menus that get left on your doorstep on a daily basis. You then flip through them looking at coupons that best suit the situation at hand... flying solo? A pie for two or three people? Mega huge deal with wings and all? What is it you need to be delivered?
From there, you balance prices with options, much like ordering a new laptop (actually, the box is the same shape, pricing depends on options, and you use your lap for a table... hmmmm... maybe that wasn't such a stretch of a comparison)
After trying this method several times, I have skipped the first and second step and just ordered from Deja Vu the last few times. Why you ask? Well... you're reading this, so I guess you're interested in what they have to offer.....
First off, I've never had a cold, burnt or undercooked pie show up at the door. Always cooked to perfection and gooey hot. Even though they deliver to the Western Addition from the Mission. MMmmMmMm.... pizza.
Delivery times can vary. I waited over an hour once, and have never had them show up within a half hour. THis is good. It means that they're hand making my pizza. I'd rather wait a little while (or plan ahead and order earlier) than get factory made pie (Dominos?... fast because it's frozen)
The toppings are always fresh and yummy, although I have been in a groove with my favorite combo (Sausage, pineapple and jalapeo on half and pepperoni or plain cheese for the other half) However, when I've gotten peppers or anything else, it's fresh. Plus, I hear they have broccoli.
The drivers can find my house. I live on an obvious street, between two common cross streets, but drivers can't seem to find it. Cabs, pizza... whatever... I always get a call from the corner asking where I am. Not from the Deja Vu driver.... he rings the bell, and I have hot pizza.
But it all really comes down to crust and quality toppings. In my book, they are only second to Escape From NY in terms of delicious thin crust.
Anyway... remember to give the driver a little extra time to get there, and you'll be happy with your pizza experience. At this point, there are only Deja Vu and Escape From NY menus in the aforementioned drawer (and some Chinese menus, but the past two times I've ordered Chinese, either my son, or both of us get sick, so I don't look at those any more)
Ordered delivery. Delicious. Meat lover's was a tad salty for the homies, but perfect for me. They thought the vegetarian was a tad bland ... well of course it's bland, there is no meat you fools.
We order from Deja Vu a few times a month. They are our go-to delivery place that has really great prices, delivers quickly and the food is ALWAYS yummy. I order their spaghetti and meatballs every time and they never disappoint. Their calzones are scrumptious and I love that you get a side salad or cheesy garlic bread with every entree. Their side salad is fantastic! We have had their pizza as well, and it is good, but I have to be honest when I say that, I prefer their non-pizza items. Their Cajun chicken, prawn, or meatball pasta is awesome.
Order from here!!
Best pie I've had since Lombardi's in Little Italy NYC! I got the Vegetarian & added sausage. Taking Chantilly B's advice about the garlic, I asked for just a little. It's still enough to stave off a coven of vampires. Don't ever want to know what the regular slathering of garlic is like unless I had a roll of Tums in hand. Parking is a challenge, but it's great to get it right out of the oven.
I ate the crust. I NEVER eat the crust.
Decent grub and very accommodating service. Still have to say that A Slice of NY and Speederia down south are better, but when the midnight munchies attack, Deja Vu hits the spot.
Slices are HUGE.
dericious cheap pizza and friendly service.
I think they have changed ownership and they seem to be back on track. Had some of their pies at a friend's party and decided to order 6 XLs for my daughter's fourth birthday. They arrived fast and the pizza was all hot and delicious. All the guests were commenting how much they loved the pizza. Glad yer back Deja Vu.
Just above the tumult of the main Mission arteries sits Deja Vu Pizza. It's a clean slice place with 3 tables inside and one outside and a counter to eat at. The pizza ($2.95 for a cheese slice - of course) is made fresh. It's huge and cut into two pieces and has the odd side crust similar to Serranos. There's decent crust with a light rosemary flavor and a good cheese to sauce ratio. Opens at 10:30am and very friendly service.
This place has awesome California style pizza (read new york style only slightly thicker). The slices are large and have just the right amount of cheese, toppings and sauce and the pizzas are a good size for the price - a great bang for your buck. Yes you have to wait 10 minutes for individual slices but it's well worth it for the quality of pizza. Also, it only takes 15 minutes for Medium or Large pizzas so call it in and be happy. =)
Pesto Delight - Sun dried tomatoes, feta, broccoli and spinach (add some Chicken if you want your protein). This one is to die for. =)
Meat Lovers - it even has ground beef and linguica too!
California - it's a four cheese, Mmmmm.
Deja Vu - Pesto Pizza with feta cheese and spinach
All in all a great every day pizza place. I've lived in the mission for over a year and still frequent this place every couple of weeks.
we love deja vu pizza. we always order the california (three kinds of cheeses) and enjoy every bite of the cheesy goodness. as a heads up, this is not really a thin crust place, but the crust is chewy and delicious.
i've only walk-up ordered once--and there was a bit of a wait. the place was kind of busy inside, so we had to wait outside. ever since then we've always ordered delivery (yes, they deliver to soma!) and it's been great (usually takes an hour or so).
I LOVE this place!
I used to work at a middle school in the mission and we ordered from this place ALL the time. We ordered so often that they were really great about adding plates and napkins and sometimes free drinks. I live in the East Bay and would sometimes pick up a pizza on my way to the BART station and bring it home! The people who work there are super friendly and funny. And the pizza? It's phenomenal. I only there was a Deja Vu in the East Bay!!
I LOVE this place!....my daughter introduced me to this place and we have been hooked since.
I order the thin crust Greek pizza and Bella pasta; pastas come with a side salad or garlic bread, you can't go wrong with either one.... the garlic bread is enough for 2.5 people, but I never share....
Drinks are over priced, but soda is over rated anyway and why pay for a drink when we have Hetch Hetchy's finest.
This place is a hidden gem.The pizza slices- huge!!! And whats better is the dough they make the pizza with- it clearly is made by hand, as it gets this awesome, crispy consistency that melts in your mouth. I went here 13 years ago, and recently, it is just as good now as it was then...
Small pizza spot but definitely my favorite pizza slices, they're pretty big. The service is excellent. A while back i literally ate deja vu pizza every other day, that's how much I love it!
Really excellent "California" style pizza: hand-made and cooked fresh, full of delicious toppings, and around $5 for a double-size slice. Great for vegetarians too!
My favorites are the Mission (mexican), California (four-cheese), and Combo Corn (corn!). You can also get a plain cheese slice for around $3.
Slices takes around 10 minutes to cook, so call ahead if possible. If you get it to go, they put the plate in a paper bag for you to carry home or wherever.
I love this place! i work close by so often come here to eat lunch. the servers are friendly, you can't beat the price, and they have a great variety of salads and slices to choose from. awesome place!
Consistently the best slice I've had in the Mission. I feel lucky that it's also the closest to my house. They make every slice fresh. They don't just pop a pre-made slice in the oven; they get out the dough and make you your own slice-shaped pizza. So it sometimes takes a little longer than your average slice. Best to call and order ahead when you're on your way there, but it's a pleasant place to wait if need be.
Come for the California by the slice. It's around 5 bucks and made to order. It has four types of cheese and is the bomb.com . Test of a good restaurant: What type of hot sauce do they have? If it's Red Hot, Tapatio, Cholula, Louisiana, or Siracha I'm in. Now, just to find out which one Deja Vu has...
My buddy was getting a tattoo at Body Manipulations across the street and I was starving so I came here. I got a slice thinking it was going to be something small just to hold me for a while. The slices are ginormous. They made it fresh to order so it wasn't sitting around under a heat lamp all day. Definitely a good pizza joint.
This pizza is made the second you order it. An enormous slice is cut from a pan of dough. It is topped and cooked right in front of you so prepare for a 10 minute wait. The pizza is topped so that every bite has topping in it. It was the perfect amount of chewiness and crispiness.
No heat lamps or limp hours-old pizzas sitting on a counter that require beer goggles to ingest here -- these are fresh baked pizza slices made to order with a wide range of tasty ingredients and creative combinations. Worth the wait.
While our slices were in the works I was rapt in a mouth-watering trance watching the guy at the counter dive into his delicious looking pasta creation. I made a hunger-induced resolution to go back and try the pasta. Any place that throws green olives into the mix automatically gets extra points.
Solid Pizza right across the street from my house. I am a big fan. And come on its a pizza place in SF and has 4 out of 5 stars. That is unherd of.
The Slice of pizza is about the size of a small pizza and for 3 toppings its only like 4 bucks.
Food is still good, however have come to realize that even when you call ahead they sometimes forget to start your order. ADVICE: add 10 minutes on to how long they say it will take or even better; call back in 10 minutes to make sure they started your order. Parking is a bitch so you don't want to be there any longer then is required.
The vegi calzone is still the best meal to be found for two (or one gordo) for $6.99.
just had a sweetcorn, green onion, tomato and mushroom pizza delivered. On time and very tasty. Will definitely use them again.
You can't go wrong with this almost hall in the wall. Tasty and fresh.
I almost always order the California Pizza and sometimes exchange the oregano to basil. Delish!
Super casual, needs to stay that way! Also, you can order in advance and don't have to wait so long...
Order in the counter then they bring it to you. So not really waiter service... you still need to bus your table...like you should always!
Go now, go often!
Just placed my first carry out order from Deja Vu and can definitely say that I will be ordering again. Had the meat lasagna with a small side salad with a side of garlic cheesebread. No complaints. Each item had large proportions and fully satisfying. The garlic cheesebread was some of the best I've ever had.
I think this may be the best pizza I've ever had. The rosemary is a perfect touch to the pizza sauce. I always get a slice of peperoni and feta and my boyfriend always gets bbq chicken. The slices are made fresh to order, and one slice is HUGE (two slices in one). The salads are big and not too pricey. Never had the pasta.
We come here so often they know our order by heart.
2 slices, a soda and apple juice $10.85
We were finishing up a nice day-trip to SF and had a hankering for a good slice of pizza. I opened up the trusty Android app and began to call a number of establishments close to where we were... only to find that they only offered whole pies! Thankfully we came upon this gem which informed us that they did indeed sell slices! Upon arriving we found that you could order a "slice" of basically any type of pizza they made... and they were made to order! Personally I was a little worried seeing that the "slices" started at a little more than $4, but when our order arrived my worries disappeared. You see, a "slice" of pizza here is essentially a personal-size pizza made in the shape of a gigantic New York style pizza slice. They are massive and loaded with toppings so it's more of a fork and knife affair to begin with. I had the "El Porto" and my fiancee had the "Greek". We felt both were quite tasty, very satisfying, and well worth the price. Consequently we now have a new place to stop while on the run!
Really great pizza, you can get anything you want by the slice which is really awesome cause I'm not a slice 'o cheese kinda gal. Anything other than the pizza isn't spectacular so that's why only 4 stars. This place is probably best for at home eating as the ambiance isn't the nicest.
One of the best slices I've ever had: balk at the price all you want...you're looking at two huge, fresh pizza slices that take forever to make for a good reason...the house Deja Vu pizza is delicious....I seldom go for my second favorite: the evil Meat Lovers...swoon.
I also cannot begin to decipher Alisa M.'s review of the place...."cardboard pizza" my ass....I lived in NY for nearly a decade and this rivals anything that city has to offer.....
Ordered a large Pepperoni pizza from here Saturday night for under $10 that got killed in like less than 5 minutes by 5 people. Pretty good drunk tasty hot pizza.
Minus 1 star for the pepper shaker cap not being screwed on all the way and spilling all over the pizza. Luckily homeboy's girlfriend said she loves peppers and ate the slices with the most peppers all over them. Haha...She kept suckin in on her lips...I could tell she wanted some water.
OK folks, I believe I have discovered the slice that most definitely has crack in/on it. Pesto Delight, get it NOW!
2 Thumbs up, very new yorkey style pizza and for the price you can't go wrong.
X large pie like $16 or so?
Zero ambiance, take it to go or free delivery, not dirty tho, just a glossy yellowish paint hole in the wall
Only thing I'd change is the (Dis) Honest Ice Tea and Organic Teas for $2.75, puh lease, do you think the clientele want to pay $3 for a small bottle of ice tea.
I mentioned to the owner that they are better off with 1.50-2.00 snapples , arizona or, god forbid, chemical -aden nestea iced tea and he tried to give me some BS about the Coca Cola distributing company
making him sell this pricey crap.
I told him he needs to dump the distributor, after all more, money on these foofy beverages means less money for the pizzeria.
If other's mention it too, perhaps it might stick...
always love this place. Some of the best pizza around with a pretty reliable delivery. (my favorites: the California Special and the Meat lovers, mmm mmmm)
HOWEVER, Can you guys please deliver late at night? I had the worst experience with mr. pizza man because dejavu was closed. So this is both a rating and a plea.
I love you, but I wants me some pizza after I get off the late shift from work!
Big, really tasty slices for a good price. Slices are made fresh for each order.
I don't mind calling ahead 10 minutes to pick it up, but I'd like to have the option of just dropping in and getting a 2min-reheated slice (I actually really like the way a good reheated NY slice tastes - fully cooked and crispy, but not too hot to eat right out of the oven).
My first visit didnt go so well. I was walking home from BART, had a bunch of stuff with me, and was, ehhh, slices take five min? I'm over it. A customer said, "You should wait...they're really good!" "Who are you, the owner?" I said and bounced.
Tonight I gave it another shot. HOLY SH*T is this pizza good! I know what y'all are thinking, how good can a slice be, right? Lemme tell ya, damn good. The five min wait is so worth it. Perfect cheese, sauce, crust and more like two slices; they even cut them into two for you.
Bonus: b/c it's on 16th b/t Guerrero & Dolores (and not Valencia), parking is a snap.
I have a friend who knows a thing or two about pizza.
Whilst talking about pizza, I mentioned how much I loved Arinell's.
Said friend was flabbergasted, noting how off I was, how horribly horribly wrong I was to think these things.
Then said friend showed me the way....the way to AMAZING, heart-stopping, melt-in-your-mouth pizza...and this pizza was at Deja Vu.
Seriously, folks: for chump change, you get what they call a "slice," though it's actually a MADE-TO-ORDER mini-pizza in the shape of a big slice (it equals about a third of a large pie), sliced in half to be actually TWO slices.
And, what's more, at lunchtime (11 a.m.-6 p.m. HAH!), you can get a "slice" of cheese, a salad, and a soda for $4.75. Yeah, BEAT THAT elswhere.
I got the Pesto Delight...and it was absolutely heavenly.
AH! This place is my FAVORITE pizza joint in San Francisco, now. Hands down.
Recently went to order two extra large pizzas and it came out fast. I have to say that the times I've been there were during lunch and dinner. I'm not a late night person and I've picked up the pizzas. I figure if you want it delivered, it might be worth the drive to pick it up. I ordered the two pizzas on a Sunday late morning and during the time I waited there must have been 12 more orders in a span of 10 minutes. This little place gets really busy so I don't fault them. They also deal with a number of very rude people over the phone and I can tell the girl taking the orders is having her patience challenged. They aren't Round Table, but a local mom and pop joint making a living. Give 'em a break!
I'm debating if I should give this place a 4 or 5...I used to live in the mission way too many years ago and wondered if my favorite pizza place was still around...and it is! Which says something about how good the pizza is. You can get it by the slice or pie but what's special about the slice is that they take a huge slice of raw dough and make you a slice from scratch! The crust is thin but not paper thin and has good flavor. It's a hole in the wall, not a place to take a date, unless you're super hip maybe you could pull it off by saying you know a great hole in the pizza joint, but you'd have to be super hot and cool to pull that one off...
So we spent the day in Dolores Park and were on our way walking to some India food place when we walked by a guy sitting outside eating a slide of pizza. I noticed how good it looked and convinced my group to walk inside. We looked at the menu and soon after decided to stay.
We DEFINITELY made the right choice. I ordered The Alamo, but substituted the tomatoes for jalapenos. It was DE-LICIOUS! The slice was fresh, tasty, and HUGE! Everything tasted great and would highly recommend this place, and will absolutely go back, SOON!
Mmmmhmm leftover pizza for lunch at work.
I must say, for delivery in the 'stro, Haight and Mission area, these guys hit the spot. Usually takes about 45 minutes to get a pie delivered, but sometimes, they can surprise you and take less than that. Prices are fair and overall have enjoyed the ability to make combos. Not to compare with big competitor Little Star right around the corner that doesn't deliver and requires insane wait times, but can safely say this is a good, quick alternative.
But PLEASE upload your damn menu to Yelp! It's hard to order when you don't have a menu handy the first few times and it seems a lot of your traffic is coming to you via Yelp - only makes sense, right?
Awesome monster slice of cheese. Great cheese calzone with lots of sauce. Bargain basement prices. No brainer return trips.
If it's not 2am when I'm stumbling to Cable Car for a discounted slice from my flirty friend who works behind the counter, I'm going to Deja Vu.
Tis true, you have to wait a while before you can sink your teeth into this hot and bubbly snack. But, it's worth the wait. They don't just have pies lying about waiting for your drunk ass to come in, they make your slice to order. A SLICE TO ORDER?! What? That's craziness you say? Indeed, good sir. Tis craziness.
I suggest you bring a book, an ipod, or order your slice and high tail it to a liquor store down the way. Because, you shouldn't be complaining about something that's fresh, hot and affordable. Also, the delivery guys kick ass. They are the coolest delivery guys I've met and are always over appreciative of the generous tips I hand them. Always rushing away.
No extra charge for the half pineapple and the half pepperoni. No charge for delivery.
Goddamn, this is some good pie.
A friend told me this place was excellent and told me you have to wait for them to cook the slices but it's worth the wait. So I went tonight and it turns out he was right. I got a pineapple slice for three something and it's more like 2 slices and delicious as hell.
amen!, 6 star$ ******
Very tasty big slices! Can't ask for much more. Takes a little while (~10 minutes) to get a slice, but it is well worth the wait for a piping hot meal.
damn bro dey hook it up phatty in dis bitch
Decent pizza, but nothing to write home about. High marks for selling pizza by the slice and offering delivery unlike most of the more "destination" type pizza restaurants in the mission.
Cute little gem in the Mission. I'm a fan after visiting the restaurant with a couple of my friends. We were not expecting much until we received our food. The portions were huge and the food tasted delicious! I will come back.
Laying around on the couch last night watching Monsters vs. Aliens, we knew take-out was the only option; there was no way I was getting my tired ass up to move or cook anything. Pizza tickled our fancy but we took it a step further and decided that calzones from Deja Vu were the way to go, an even BETTER option.
45 minutes later we get a call, our tums growled with excitement as the calzones made their way up the stairs. They're big and ooozing with sauce, cheese and toppings. What was once sleep behind my eyes is now a fiery desire to stuff my face.
They were every bit as tasty as I imagined and were really cheap. I even have leftovers today for lunch!
Fantastic pizza made with FRESH ingredients served with a nice curved crust and in with one slice, ample enough to satisfy a big guy like me.
If you want tomatoes, they cut it up for you, if you want spinich, it will be super fresh and they actually have American Bacon as an option...btw, see Cyrus' review below for a great rec on a pizza.
The location is great, right off the 16st Mission BART station, a couple blocks towards Dolores Park; if you know where Elixer is, look across the street. Its small and hot inside, but pizza is easy to walk with, so grab a slice, head over to Dolores Park this summer and check out the SF Symphony for free.
My favorite pizza in the Mission. Simply the best. New York style pie. Supper fresh. Great crust. The one thing is (and maybe im trippin) that the pizza tastes better to me when you order it by the slice then as a whole. The meatballs and the pasta dishes are amazing as well. Also every time ive eatin from here is was a delivery order.
Ok this place would get 5 if the delivery weren't 30 minutes late. Everything else about Deja Vu is fantastic.
I placed a fairly big order for a meeting at work and Al, the guy I spoke to on the phone, was super nice and really helpful. He gave us a 10% discount b/c my company is a CBO and he said the portion sizes would be a bit larger.
The food is sooooo good! I LOVE the garlic bread dipped in the marninara sauce, so tasty! The pesto spinach fettuccinni is filling and well seasoned. The spaghetti is hearty and perfect. Everyone at our meeting was happy and full and I did not hear anyone say anything negative about the food.
I look forward to trying out more stuff on the menu. Thank you Al for all your help!
DeJaVu pizza & pasta is one of the best! Their combos are great and flexibility to design your own slice is totally worth the 5-10min wait for a fresh slice! Their not so well-known pastas and salads are awesome as well.
Can you tell I lived real close to DeJaVu before? Now I'm not so close and I sincerely miss it. Not only for the food, but the awesome owners, cooks and even the delivery guys are cool.
Burmese, Spanish, Portuguese languages flying everywhere to make you some good food.
Margarita, Hawainna, and DeJaVu are a few of my favorite pizza slices. The cajun pasta and clam bake pastas are awesome too. Oh man I miss DeJaVu. Enjoy it for me people!
Great pizza. Crust is finished golden brown and still chewy, not overdone. All the ingredients very tasty too.
So inspiring, I wrote my first review!
Went here tonight for first time and the calzones are good. Got a vegetable one and a meat. Very tasty. Easy to order on line and pick up.
Deja Vu...yes, the name conjures thoughts of a strip club or a raunchy video store, but their pizza sure hits the spot after a night of partying. They're open at 10:30 AM, and they deliver!
Our combination pizza arrived earlier than we anticipated, and the delivery man was very cordial, telling us that we were his first delivery of 2011. And the pizza was delicious: plentiful toppings and a chewy, dense crust. Lots of carbs. Just what the doctor ordered.
Good pizza (3 stars), with many interesting vegetarian options. Delivery is typically pretty quick (half hour or so), even on weekend nights (5 stars). We've ordered from them a half dozen times and pizza is always hot and arrives within their stated time window. Salads are cheap and fresh.
I do like Patxi's and Marcello's pizza better. But Deja Vu is quicker and cheaper.
Great pizzas made to order. Unique toppings. Love the crust thin and crispy!!! One of my new favs!
For a pizza by the slice place, it's above average for sure. They also have pastas, but I can only vouch for the pizza.
+ they take credit card, including Discover
+ slices are made to order which is pretty rare to see
We got Deja Vu delivered and we got 3 specialty pies: Meat Lovers, Hawaiian, and "The Alamo" (BBQ chicken, pineapples, & tomatoes). The order came about 30 minutes after we placed our order in through the phone. This was great, especially as we were watching football so having quick delivery during peak times is something to keep in mind. As others have said, their dough and fresh ingredients is what set Deja Vu ahead of other pizza that I have had in SF. Their slices were extra cheesy and you could tell that these pies came right out of the oven to your doorstep. Buyer be warned: if you don't like doughy pizza, you probably won't like this too much. With that said, their pizza is in no way over doughy, the entire slice is just a lot to take in and enjoy. I would definitely recommend Deja Vu, just be cognizant that if you're buying specialty pies, the bill can add up pretty quickly ($$).
Now I'll be the first to admit I don't hate Domino's or Little Ceasar's or national pizza delivery chains (sorry I'm not sorry), but this place is just as cheap and super delicious. They have tons of topping options and as others have mentioned, you can order by the slice any type of pizza (I can't think of any other place that does this!) and it's quick! The space itself is kind of grimy and definitely not somewhere you want to go and sit down and enjoy a long, luxurious dinner. Take out was perfect and I'm sure on late nights, it's a great stop on the way home.
The crust is crispy and the toppings seem to be pretty good quality. It was pretty cheezy and a bit greasy, but if that's what you're going for, no harm done. The cheezy garlic bread was also pretty delicious and super cheap. Wings were OK, not great. The pasta dishes looked good too, but it seems like they're claim to fame is pizza.
Deja Vu is definitely one of the places I miss about living in SF. I sometimes find myself yearning for a slice of their pepperoni, sausage, mushroom and cheddar cheese pizza and of course a tossed salad with both ranch AND italian dressing. I order this same thing everywhere, but for some reason, DV's just tastes better. I think a lot of it is the sauce. I definitely can taste a fair amount of oregano and I am a fan.
Anyhoo, if you are in their delivery radius or roaming by and hungry, give em a try. Yum!
This place does made-to-order slices. Sure, you have to wait several minutes to get your slice, but it's fresh and hasn't been sitting around for a while.
As a former New-Yorker, this place has got great New-York-style pizza. The crust has just the right "chew" to it and the tomato sauce is really flavorful.
Note that this place is a clone (in a good way) of Serrano's Pizza on 21st @ Valencia. Perhaps they have the same owner.
pizza was delicious! &they let me use the restroom which was awesome, i will def. be back for some more .....mmm drooling thinking about it...
I'm convinced you will not find better pizza. Anywhere. Since moving out of San Francisco I've lived in Chicago and New York, both known for their pizza, and still this is the pizza I dream of.
Although I only get back to SF every few years, I make sure to get Deja Vu pizza every single time I'm back there. It's that good. The combination of impressively fresh toppings, the fact that every "slice" is made to order, the three sided (!) perfectly-textured crust and the incredibly nice folks who own the place makes for a pizza experience like no other.
Favorite pizza shop in sf for a slice. The slices are huge, enough to share with someone. Amazing selection, perfect amount of grease, and awesome staff. Cannot recommend this place enough!
Adding an extra star because I just discovered they're on eat24hours.com !
Now I don't even have to battle with my crappy cellphone signal and hilarious misunderstandings of my accent (one time I ordered 'black olives' as a topping once and got... 'brocolli') to get the best pizza in SF!
Gonna be enjoying my delicious moments in 45-60 minutes and I hardly had to lift a finger. *heart symbol* u Deja Vu.
I bought a Greek calzone which has onions, pesto sauce, Canadian bacon and feta cheese. The meal was very large and made to order. The final product came piping hot. Cheese oozed out. It tasted absolutely fresh and delicious. Everything about it was just right. I'd go back in an instant.
Sometimes you have to accept the nature of things and figure out a plan to adapt. So it is Friday night and I have been far too aggressive during the last forty five minutes of Happy Hour at a Castro watering hole. I coast this feeling until around 11. As I begin to amble my way back to BART, I am craving something cheesy and warm.
And that's when evolution set in. I whipped out my phone, found Deja Vu's number, and ordered a slice of cheese for pick up. Yes, I ordered a slice of cheese for pick up. I knew it would take ten minutes, which is conveniently how long it was going to take me to walk my little booty to Deja Vu's doorstep. And like magic, I arrived, handed over my three dollars and there was my mammoth slice waiting all fresh and piping hot.
Do I wish that their slices were more immediate? Yes. Am I willing to evolve for the best, most inexpensive and largest slice of pizza in the Mission? Can I get a hell yes!
The office smelled like pizza all afternoon for some reason so I was craving a good slice for dinner. I found just what I was looking for at Deja Vu.
First of all, the "slices" are HUGE. They come sliced down the middle, so they're really two slices a piece, and you still need a fork and a knife. I can eat a lot and I never have leftovers, but the two slices I ordered at Deja Vu were a challenge - which I won. One slice is probably enough for a normal person, split three among two of you if you're gluttons like me.
I ordered a slice of cheese and a slice of the restaurant's namesake, Deja Vu. The cheese slice was the same style as other down and dirty pizza by the slice joints, but better than most. Also on the greasier side, but not too bad. The Deja Vu slice was much more interesting. It contained spinach, feta, and pesto. They were all high quality ingredients and they worked together nicely.
This would definitely be an excellent place to come late at night when you've got the munchies, but you don't need to be drunk to come here.
After being told it would be a 90-minute wait at Starbelly (note to self: get reservations next time), the hubs and I walked down Church and a relatively circuitous 1.5 mile walk later we ended up here - the only restaurant with food we would both eat that wasn't completely packed at 9pm on a Friday night. Perhaps this should have been a bad sign? Nah.
We got a small pizza - pepperoni, salami, artichoke hearts, onions, black olives. Fifteen minutes or so later it arrived, and it was admittedly not too bad. This is no Pizzeria Delfina, mind you, but it is a perfectly serviceable American-style chewy crusted pizza. The girl at the counter was a total sweetheart, and the prices were pretty good - though not what I'd call cheap.
It's not something I'd particularly seek out again, but if I happened to be in the area, I'd go back.
Our local late pizza haunt....I love walking home and grabbing a slice. Yes! You can order a slice anytime of day or night! Well, not anytime as they do close but hell....not many places will make you a slice from scratch, so don't complain if you wait a bit. At least your not getting stale left over crusts from hours before. Deserves an extra star for feeding my yelling belly after a night of too many drinks...
See my five star review of Serrano's for the lowdown on the slices here. I hope this place stays awesome and doesn't pull the same crap that Serrano's did on me to bring it down to a 1.
Long live Deja Vu.
This place is a little bit on the expensive side for a slice of pizza a vegetarian pizza is 8 bucks. But you can get a Hawaiian for 5$ which is not too bad. The slice tho is big. So it's worth it. It's actually pretty good too. The people seem nice. The service is fast too.
This place is so fucking good. Tons of options. Slices are easily customizable. Price is on point. Slices are the prefect size for one person. Definitely one of my favorites in the Mission Delores area.
I dream of this pizza since the day my friend who once lived above it, introduced us. It was love at first, gigantic slice. In LA there is pizza but this is PEEET-ZAH! I love being able to order what I want by the slice and almost no pizza place does that. I'm glad that when I come home, I can come here to get my fix.
Until we meet again, Deja Vu...
As far as Pizza goes in San Francisco's Mission District, Deja Vu is a tasty find. A good friend of mine took me to this place one evening. I don't do a lot of crazy things when it came to Pizza. I looked at the fact that it was by the slice and said to my friend "I think I'll order two" to which his reply was, "I think you'll only need one." Trusting his advice, I ordered the Margarita Pizza. The size was definitely enough for 1 hungry person and a bit too much for a smaller person like my wife. I was very satisfied with the pizza, from taste, portion size and price point perspective.
I've gone back to Deja Vu numerous times since and everyone I've introduced it to has enjoyed the pizza.
Some of the tastiest pizza I've had. Their deep dish is NOT Chicago style deep dish (which is more of a tomato based pie tbh) it's more of a deep pan in the classic style. I think some people don't expect that and get disappointed.
That said - it's DELICIOUS. The crust is one of the tastier I've had. Definitely my new go-to pizza place.
My only complaint (and the reason this is 4 stars) is that they are a little bit pricy. Not terrible, but not cheap enough on balance to quite get that 5 star rating.
I'm so in love with you Deja vu!!! Burmese pizza man CAN make yummy pizza!! Oops I mean calzone. The pizza is bland. The calzones I can recommend!! I got the 4 cheese California calzone and yes it was missing veggies, but I had a salad on the side (not from Deja vu).
Besides the fact that these guys are freakin' ninja delivery drivers and get here in no time is the amazingly tasty and pleasantly textured crust!! It's so good! Also, they don't hold back on the oregano and that flavor just hits the SPOT for a pizza crave. All that and a diet coke for 9 bucks. I have also tried a cheese calzone with mushrooms, sausage, and garlic, ricotta, red sauce and mozz. Yummm!
Tried Dj vu pizza , with my boyfriend on New Year's Eve and we received the delivery in an hour which was amazing ! We ordered the San Franciscan , which was really delicious and their ingredients are really fresh !
The only suggestion that I have is that they work on their customer service when they are taking orders , they came across as rude .
Other then that my boyfriend & I will definitely order from them again !
I keep trying other places, and I just come back to Deja Vu. They don't skimp on the toppings, everything tastes fresh, good customer service, and delivery is always under an hour. Look no further and just order already!
We order out from these guys frequently, and the food is always fast and good. Perfect for a Friday night after a long week. The Cajun Fettuccine with Chicken is fantastic, and the pizzas are generally really good too.
this is my childhood pizzeria, til this day i got there to eat pizza. Someting about the pizza makes it so tastefl.One slice of pizza is enough too always make me full. The prices for a slice is soooo cheap, during lunch getting the lunch special is so worth it! a slice of pizza (technically is 2) a salad and a drink for $7!!!
Great deal on the lunch special, delicious pizza. I love that you can customize your slice with any sort of topping since it's made to order.
IMO it's within the top 3 slices in SF. Also try Arinell for an even cheaper slice and the always delicious Escape From New York.
This is my favorite place to get pizza in the city. The portions are ginormous and the crust is just the right thickness and cooked perfectly. It's a small shop, and everyone's always really friendly to me. I really dig the pesto, but regular sauce is also tasty. I love Dj vu pizza!
Sunday May 17th , 2015
I am relative new to DeJa Va Pizza as a customer but love love love them!
I have ordered 5 times from Deja Va Pizza all in the last month and they are the best in all ares-taste, quality and service.
Each time I have order pizza with different toppings and loved each one..
shrimp and clams, feta and bacon, pep and sausage. I have to give them 5 out of 5 stars for taste. The pizza always arrives on time hot and fresh and very delicious.
Each time the service has been very good. The delivery drivers have been polite, friendly and quick. Some strike up friendly small conversation and transact the order without a hitch. Others have been quieter but again every time every driver (and in fact phone interactions) has been friendly, quick yet personable as each and every one has said thank you and presented themselves very well.
Our door bell is broke so I have them call on arrival. I had my phone on vibrate and missed their call. I called back ten minutes after they had been by and they returned within a few minutes ( I live 2 blocks away) and the driver was just as polite and thankful as if it had never happened. I AM SORRY DEJA VU:(... I was wrong to have my phone on vibrate and I am sorry the driver could not reach me the first time he came out. I did not mean to make his job any harder:)
In Contrast Domino's on Bayshore simply never arrived one time and the mgr was rude and non-apologetic. I am 100% sure Domino's called my bank and had my debit card reported stolen so it was blocked when I went to use it the next day. The bank was wrong to simply cancel the card based on a fraud caller. The fact that it was so easily done was alarming. The fact the my bank never notified me was reason enough to close my accts and go to a more secure bank. I strongly suspect other Domino's customers have experienced credit card fraud without even knowing. I was naive enough to give them my credit card number over the phone and then expect them to professionally correct their error.
Domino's on Bayshore gets a negative 5
Deja Vu Pizza knows their doing well because they professionally know what good food and good service is all about.
Seeing my beloved Arinell Pizza closed early last night after running out of pizza, I walked around 16th St and found Deja Vu. At first, I was thinking about getting a slice. Yes, the $6-7 slice prices stunned me (and yet I bet they are worth it as you'll see), so I spent the extra $2 for a calzone...the Ashbury calzone!
Ashbury: pesto, chicken, tomatoes, green peppers. And calzone crust that was amazing!
It's all made fresh on the spot, even the slices, and I'd rather wait an extra few minutes than get a slice made hours ago resting in a hot box.
The Ashbury was a winner as I almost licked the plate. I mean hey, it was about 9:30 at night when I went, so nobody would've seen me lick it except the random hipster walking by. I'm coming back to get a whole pie with Ashbury.
At its core, pizza is three items: cheese, sauce, and dough. Most places in SF do a good job with the cheese and the sauce. After all, we live in California, getting quality cheese isn't difficult. And, good tomato sauce is pretty easy to find. Even the finest pizzerias in NYC or New Jersey use tomato sauce made from tomatoes that were picked and packed in California's Central Valley.
Where most joints fail - and where Dj Vu EXCELS - is in their dough. Dj Vu's dough tastes like something you would want to eat, like fresh from the oven breadsticks, and not something you want to leave on your plate. (You know how a lot of people leave the crust behind? I've never been that kind of an eater - I'm definitely a founding member of the clean plate club - but I can't blame folks when it comes to most pizza slices in SF. A lot of them have lousy dough that results in a crappy crust not worth eating.)
Good dough should have a certain chewiness, an inherent elasticity that comes from the gluten in the flour. If your pizza crust is "powdery" and flavorless, it's just not the way it should be. Arinell's makes dough like this - no "toothiness", no flavor, it's flat and lifeless. MELTED CHEESE can cover a multitude of sins, but if your dough can't stand up on its own, you're eating sub-par pizza. But, if you start with good dough, if your foundation has got its own flavor, you're way ahead of the pack, and Dj Vu has definitely mastered the art of the dough.
My absolute favorite topping here is their SAUSAGE. It's hard to put it into words, which is unfortunate given that I'm supposed to be a writer, but, I'll try. Not only does their sausage have great flavor and spiciness, but it's got the perfect texture. Don't get me wrong, I like pepperoni, but if I have a choice between circular sliced meat or meat that is crumbled and hasn't been put into a sausage casing, I'll take the ground meat variety every time. I'd rather eat morsels of meat than slices of meat, and if you feel the same way, I would STRONGLY recommend your ordering the sausage at Dj vu.
What they define as a "slice" is more like 1.5 slices at a normal pizza parlor. (Pizza parlor, right? Who the hell says THAT anymore? Man, you know I'm old skool.) So, while $4.61 sounds like a lot for a slice with one topping, if you figure it's really like a slice and a half, suddenly, it's not so bad.
The other thing you need to know about them, especially if you are in a hurry - like on your lunch break - is that they make your slice to order. I mean they LITERALLY create your slice from scratch, from the raw, stretchy dough. Each SLICE (not pie, but SLICE) starts out as dough and is stretched and topped with sauce, cheese, and whatever you asked for as a topping AFTER YOU ORDER IT. Which is COOL if you're down with freshness and customization, but is sort of uncool if you're on a tight schedule. I mean, for me, pizza is typically one of those "I see it behind the glass display case, I want THAT slice right there, they heat it up and I'm eating it within 3 minutes" kind of deals. But that is NOT how it works at Dj Vu and you should know that going in. Your personalized slice, made from scratch when you order it, is going to take 10-12 minutes to be made, and it's going to be MOTHERFUCKING HOT when it comes out of the oven.
What is the solution? PHONE AHEAD. Yes, as crazy as it might seem (to anyone from NYC, Northern New Jersey or Connecticut) you can literally call them up and say, "I want to order a SLICE with sausage, and I'll come by and pick it up in 15 minutes." That is really the best way to do it here. That way, your slice has a chance to "settle" in a little bit before you bite into it. It's still fresh from the oven, but it's not burn the roof of your mouth fresh from the oven, you know what I mean?
In summary: Dj Vu is not a spontaneous kind of thing. It requires a little bit of planning, like, "We're on the Bay Bridge, we'll be driving past their shop in 15 minutes, let's call ahead and order two slices to pick up, whaddya say, honey?" But it's worth the effort. These guys are on my top 5 favorite pizza spots in SF. Get the sausage. Let me know what you think. Reach out to me, I'm very easy to find: FoodDudeSF.com or FoodDudeSF@gmail.com . Happy eating!!
Affordable, hearty big "slices" the size of a personal pizza that are made to order in 10 min or less. The Pesto Delight is good when I'm in the mood for something fancy, the Margherita for something simpler.
The interior is nothing to write home about, but the late hours, quick service, and value for your money can't be beat.
Best drunk pizza I have ever had. I was extremely surprised that they made a single slice from scratch, it wasn't reheated old pizza that they had sitting around. Very nice staff and quite place at least around midnight.
From their excellently crafted calzones, to simple slices of pizza, this place is an absolute sin to pass up! With their minimalist atmosphere Deja Vu can be quite easy to miss, but don't be fooled by their all-too-simple dining room. What they lack in decor they make up for in power-packed, unforgettable authentic flavor. Come prepared to take home leftovers because the meals are very well portioned! But I warn you, if you lack self-control when it comes to good food you might not be able to stop eating! Completely Satisfied.
Slices are huge
Price is cheap....
Their not cheap or stingy with their ingredients.
Ex: Hawaiian Pizza, I can pick off pineapple n still have a great amt on the slice
They use really fresh n pretty products
Custom made slices,cheaper than any other place in the city
Pizzas always take 15/20 min. to cook
When their swamped tho or closing and swamped, they try n cook the pizzas at a higher temperature which can produce crunchier pizza, yet never burnt. I love it here.
Ive taken friends there and so far everyone has loved it as well.
Pizza slices excellent and fresh cause made to order, HUGE, and have an unusual shape. There's something just a tiny bit different about their sauce in a good way.
As others have mentioned, their dough is outstanding. The guy who makes the pizza massages each one. It's soft with just the right crispness.
Huge slices made to order, and open late. What more do you need??
Well, how about the fact that it's right next to the heart of the Mission District, which means this is a great location next to a ton of bars and clubs, with their fresh hot slices waiting for you when you're done hopping for the day (or night).
It's not super cheap but for the price you pay you get what you pay for. HUGE slices, nice and crisp crust, lots of cheese and toppings, enough sauce for taste but not too much to overpower, and they come out piping hot on a nice flimsy paper plate. Great for late night eating!
They also have a few desserts too. Did someone say tiramisu!!? :)
Quite good and always hot when it arrives! The sausage is quite nice. It's not NY style or the best pizza I've eaten, so I deducted a point. Solid though and definitely good for delivery.
Simple, efficient, quick. Pizza when you need it. Calzone when your too lazy to walk 2 blocks. Great neighborhood pizza place.
Best pizza - bbq chicken
This place will always be my casual pizza hook up. Love getting the sausage and black olive pizza slice, with a Drizzle of hot sauce. I usually call in for pick up. Never experience the delivery service part because I live across the street from this place. The lady on the phone can sort of put you on hold for a couple of minutes, which you should hang up and call again. Overall this place is excellent.
Btw (by the way) they don't serve gluten free pizza so all you hipsters can go suck a gluten free dick, but if you really are allergic to gluten then this is not the place for you.
Super friendly... Even pizza by the slice is cooked to order 100 FRESH! family owned & run. This was my first time but I'll be here at least once a week! Price range for pizza by the slice us $$$(9.00 for a slice of veggie) 190 worth it! I would pay $12!
I actually think this is the best pizza in the SF. Been going here since I went to middle school. They have been open for quite some time. They make it the same exact way so theres never a nasty pizza.
This is our reliable go to pizza spot for delivery. The ingredients are good quality, delivery time is usually between 45 min to an hour and the prices are great! There are also lots of veggies available for toppings which is great for those nights when we want pizza, but no meat.
Got a calzone. It was kinda funky looking and lopsided. Some parts were too doughy. It was edible, but it was kind of awkward to eat this messy calzone. I got the cheese calzone with sausage and tomato. It was $8.10.
Perfect crust and a great variety of toppings. American bacon, green olives and fresh tomatoes = perfection.
The best slice of pizza I have ever had!! Each slice is made individually. So yummy!
Best pizza in the Mission, and some of the best pizza in San Francisco! Great crust combines with just the right amount of cheese, sauce, and toppings so that no one part is to heavy, greasy, or overpowering. Did I mention that they make even their slices by hand? Oh yes they do! They also deliver within the neighborhood in SF. I love the pies from here and can't wait for the next time I get a slice!
I'll be back!
Big slices of pizza, they have raised the prices but that goes for almost all businesses. The pizza is also very delicious would recommend coming to this place if you are in the are. They take about 10-15 min for a slice so also call ahead to make sure you don't have to wait that long. It's a small little place but worth stopping by and checking it out!
Service is pretty hit or miss, but they cook slices to order. Slices, which I'd like to add, are massive and delicious.
This is my favorite pizza restaurant in San Francisco. The quality of the ingredients is second to none. Highly recommend!
Our neighborhood pizza spot for years and years. Incredible food and familial staff that my boyfriend and I are absolutely in love with! Enormous, delicious slices that are stacked with toppings for days! The only place I'll get pizza in SF
I love this place !
I order from them at least once a week.
Food is always good.
Deliver is always fast.
Great job you guys.
Great local pizza and pasta place. They are open late til 11:30.
Pizza - HUGE. You can order a whole pizza or by the slice. A slice is really two huge slices so it seems like it's a bit more expensive when you're looking at the menu but it's really a great deal for how much pizza you get. All of their pizzas are delicious. My favorite is the San Franciscan.
Pasta + apps - these are delicious too. All of their pastas are delicious and come with a side salad or garlic bread. Their meatballs (spaghetti and meatballs or they have a meatball appetizer that is just meatballs with sauce) are amazing. Their wings are good too, but it's hard to compete with Giordano's across the street (best buffalo wings ever).
Salads - this is also my go to spot in the neighborhood for a salad. All of their salads are delicious and big and have very fresh ingredients. They give you a good amount of proteins and you can choose your dressing.
Overall, it's a great neighborhood spot. The service is wonderful and very efficient. They also deliver. They have one tv and a small sitting area if you want to eat in the restaurant, but it's super casual so I usually get things to go.
Small place not fitted to stay in but good pizza! The slices are huge, and you can add the toppings you want. It's a good take-away pizza place in the Mission District.
Great pizza for the price. I always order a slice of San Franciscan. It's the best deal if you like combo. Easy and fast for pickup since I live right there
Deja Vu Pizza has a very special place in my heart. It was the first food item I ordered when I moved into my first San Francisco apartment (which is right across the street!).
I ordered a slice of the Tokyo Stop - a pizza topped with chicken teriyaki, mushrooms, and green onions. When my order was ready I thought they undercharged me, I saw two giant slices of pizza on the plate when I ordered one. To my surprise, that WAS the order - Deja Vu Pizza slices are just HELLA big.
Definitely visit this family-owned Mission establishment if you have the chance and enjoy a slice of Tokyo Stop!
Deja VU Pizza And Pasta
Really, really fresh slices
Normally when you order a slice of pie at a pizza place, the guy behind the counter cuts off a wedge from a cheese pizza, tops it if you want other stuff, throws it in the oven, and pops it out 4 minutes later. However, at Deja Vu, the
Super fresh pizza when you order by the slice. Instead of just adding the additional toppings to a cheese pizza to create your slice, they actually start from scratch with the dough. Nice crunchy pizza with a buttery topping. And their
Best Slice in SF.
This is a hearty good slice of pizza. Not too greasy and the crust in fluffy. Some more upscale restaurants may be better, but for a slice on the go this is the best spot I've found. They make slices to order, so it's always fresh and there is a wide range of toppongs. Well priced as well.
Awesome, Cheap Pizza!
Deja Vu is the best place for cheap, high quality pizza in the Mission. With sub-par places in this neighborhood charging a lot more than that, this is a real find. The crust is thick and fluffy inside/crusty outside, there are always
Best Pizza Place in the City
Yummy pizza with thick crust and fresh toppings. A large really is a large (18"). And the customer service is great. \r
The guys that work there are really friendly and if you ask nicely they will give you extra sauce, ranch or whatever
Nothing to rave about
If you like a sugar infused crust with a hint of stale cardboard, this is the pizza for you. My roommate orders Deja Vu pizza at least once a week and it never proves itself as a worthy pie. The pizza is never fresh, always chewy. The
Really, really fresh slices Normally when you order a slice of pie at a pizza place, the guy behind the counter cuts off a wedge from a cheese pizza, tops it if you want other stuff, throws it in the oven, and pops it out 4 minutes later. However, at Deja Vu, the philosophy is quite different: I have never elsewhere seen a slice hand-made fresh when you order it! The pizza itself is average, as is the ambience. Like all other places in SF, the slices are upwards of $2 to $2.50: how did the price double from NYC all over SF?
Great Pizza Super fresh pizza when you order by the slice. Instead of just adding the additional toppings to a cheese pizza to create your slice, they actually start from scratch with the dough. Nice crunchy pizza with a buttery topping. And their pasta's are pretty good too.
Awesome, Cheap Pizza! Deja Vu is the best place for cheap, high quality pizza in the Mission. With sub-par places in this neighborhood charging a lot more than that, this is a real find. The crust is thick and fluffy inside/crusty outside, there are always piles of toppings, and the sauce is to die for! If you like a thinner crust, make sure to let them know. If you love sauce, ask for extra, as they don't put a whole lot on. Delivery's fast and they have some of the BEST pizza-place coupons in the city!
Best Pizza Place in the City Yummy pizza with thick crust and fresh toppings. A large really is a large (18"). And the customer service is great.
The guys that work there are really friendly and if you ask nicely they will give you extra sauce, ranch or whatever you need. I once left my extra sauce and they actually called me minutes later to remind me. I don't find that kind of customer service in this city often.
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