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The Forge

4.0
322 reviews
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$30 and under
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Pizzeria
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining (661)
  • Good for Groups (463)
  • Scenic View (437)

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About

The Forge is near the popular tourist downtown area of Jack London Square and offers its patrons a unique dining experience. The pizza restaurant bakes most of its pizzas in the Italian Valoriani oven, which was imported and provides a slightly burnt texture to the crust. The Forge uses seasonal and organic ingredients for its popular items, such as the Neapolitan style pizza which is cooked in a wood oven. The restaurant also offers American classic pizzas, appetizers, sandwiches and soups.

For those who like the outdoors, The Forge has a 1,600-square-foot patio overlooking the Bay. The patio is great year round with the heat lamps and fire pits to provide warmth. The restaurant opens daily at 11 a.m.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Pizzeria, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Monday - Thursday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday & Saturday: 11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
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Phone number
(510) 268-3200
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Cross street: Embarcadeo
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Neighborhood
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4.0
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4.0
food
4.1
service
3.9
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipDafe (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on April 5, 2016

First time here. Little gem salad with parsnip chips was fabulous, followed by cauliflower arugula pizza was awesome.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on April 1, 2016

Extremely attentive service. Much more so than I've had here before. Just on the edge of intrusive. But! The food arrived quickly, well plated, and delicious.

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vipIanEats (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on April 1, 2016

Great spot. The food is uneven. Stick with the pizzas.

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vipHeidiA (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on March 6, 2016

We were thrilled to find a cool place in Jack London with great service and good food options. Love that the pizzas are organic, the chicken is Mary's, etc. Was disappointed that the desserts are made with sub par ingredients – at least teh soft serve definitely is – high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors and flavors, etc. yuck! Would love to see them work on making more and more of the menu clean, healthy and organic.

The pizzas are super tasty and so is the little gems salad. Servers are fantastic.

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vipLILQLTR (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on March 6, 2016

We stopped by for our first visit, based on a recommendation from a friend. It was EXTREMELY NOISY when we arrived, and we almost left. The hostess was very nice and sat us at a booth on the back wall. It was a little less noisy, and eventually improved as more people left. The problem was that the music was so loud, people had to yell to be heard! Not fun. The menu is not huge, but they had a nice variety to pick from. The pizzas come in one size only, with interesting combinations. The service, I have to say, was outstanding. Our server was nice, friendly, funny, and guided us through the menu like a pro. Be sure to order the cheese curds! I wasn't sure what to expect, but if you like deep-fried mozarella, you will LOVE the curds.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on March 5, 2016

Pizza and fried cheese curds were excellent.

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JJinCV (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on March 5, 2016

Great pizza and salad after seeing a movie at the nearby theater! Super service; quick and tasty.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on February 21, 2016

The pepperoni-mushroom pizza was delicious. The fried cheese curds were addictive.

The service was friendly and helpful. Want to go back to try other choices. Too loud inside.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
2.0
Dined on February 11, 2016

The pizza isn't bad, but I really hate when restaurants have a "no more than 3 credit cards" policy. I travel around the country with usually around 10 coworkers and we each HAVE to pay our separate bills on our own cards, that's OUR policy. We informed our server of this prior to ordering since we've had issues with other restaurants in the area and the manager worked with us that time, but I don't want to have to negotiate this situation every time we show up, so sadly the place is now blacklisted for our corporate lunches/dinners.

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vipNutrix4OldDogs (San Francisco)
1.0
Dined on February 4, 2016

The salad and Brussels sprouts were good - but the pizza a big disappointment - seemed undercooked even. Maybe on off night or something. Or server, tho, was fabulous and took good care of us.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Pizzeria, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Sunday: 11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Monday - Thursday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday & Saturday: 11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
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Cross street
Embarcadeo
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(510) 268-3200
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Parking details
Jack London Square also offers valet parking for your convenience.
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Executive chef
Jeffrey Amber
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine