San Diego is well known for its Mexican food and Micro Brews. Well, guess what? we’ve also got some outstanding Pizza joints. There are so many, so we’ll just start with our 7 Best Pizza Places in San Diego. So grab a slice of life, fold and insert into your tummy, while washing down with a nice brew.
Pizza Port Breweries
Pizza Port has long been one of our favorites for many reasons. First, there’s the pizza. We love us some “Meet Extreme Meat” pizza. This thin-crusted pizza should be ordered with their signature wholegrain beer crust. Packed with Canadian bacon, pepperoni, meatballs, salami, and sausage this pizza absolutely rocks! Their microbrews are well known here in San Diego and are for sale retail in many local liquor stores and grocery marts. A couple of brews we enjoy. Chronic ale, a delicious amber ale, and Fife Dog IPA. Bottoms up!
Luigi Agostini, the owner of Pizzeria Luigi, lived in Varese, Italy just north of Milano. He stayed in Italy until the age of 23. In search of adventure, Luigi traveled from San Francisco to Hawaii and Los Angeles. He eventually settled in San Diego before opening his very first pizzeria in Poway, California in 2002.
At the time, Luigi was a resident of Golden Hill, commuting daily to his suburban pizzeria. After a visit from Guy Fieri and Food Network’s Diners, Drive-ins & Dives in the Fall of 2008, Pizzeria Luigi’s business skyrocketed & pizza enthusiasts traveled from near and far for a slice of his signature pizzas. Trust us and definitely try the Mona Lisa pie, Pepperoni, Sausage, Green Peppers, Mushroom, Red Onion, Black Olive *As seen on Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.
Filippi’s Pizza Grotto
Vincent DePhilippis and Madeleine Manfredi from Nimes France met in New York NY, married in 1925, then settled in Westchester Pennsylvania. They moved to San Diego in 1947 where they opened an Italian market named Cash & Carry Italian foods on India Street in San Diego. 1950 was the beginning of what has become a very successful line of family restaurants that are today know as Filippi’s Pizza Grottos that are owned and operated by original family members of the founders.
Lefty’s Chicago Pizzeria
The idea for Lefty’s came from the over-abundance of mom and pop shops where the owners grew up in Chicago. The ease of ordering a deep dish pie or grabbing a dog, a bag of fries, a beef sandwich, and ALL of the happy feelings that came along with comfort foods. Fortunately, they soon tired of missing those mouth-watering and comforting flavors of Chicago. They began spending hours in their little California kitchens, creating recipes that they force-fed their friends, trying to re-create those pies haunting their taste buds.
They serve local microbrews from Ballast Point, Lagunitas, Bear Republic, Stone Brewing Co, Great Divide Brewing Co., Ten Barrel Brewing, AleSmith Brewing Co., and Thunderhawk Alements.
Hoboken Pizza & Beer Joint
Pizza, even just by itself, is always a good pick-me-up. No question. But, pizza and beer? Well, now you’re talking. At Hoboken Pizza & Beer Joint, They’ve taken the authentic flavor of East Coast pies and paired them with renowned San Diego brews for a true feeling of pizza paradise and beervana. Stop in for a whole pie and a pilsner or just for a slice and a Sculpin. Not only do they serving excellent pies, they also serve pasta, subs, and salads. They also have a superb selection of beer on tap, and if you haven’t experienced a Pabst Blue Ribbon on tap you don’t know what you’re missing.
Killer Pizza From Mars
Weirder than you’re thinking. Perfect place for all occasions. NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB packages on 8 hi-def screens. Space toys, aliens, black lights, lasers, and video games for the kids. Nice beer selection and award-winning pizza.
Opened in 1977 by brothers Steve and Dave Mizell. With over 75 years of restaurant experience between them, they learned their pizza skills from a prominent Chicago pizza family. Currently, they have two locations Escondido, and Oceanside. “We do what it takes to give every single customer the best pizza possible”.
Many locals and visitors have proclaimed Bronx Pizza as the Best Pizza place in San Diego! Bronx Pizza opened in 1997 and continues to amaze with single slices of pie or the whole pie, and the calzones, oh my. When you arrive at Bronx Pizza it’s easy to imagine you’ve been transported back to the Bronx. The theme is truly New York Bronx and half of the staff sounds like they’re from the Bronx. The pizza is made Neapolitan style, thin-crusted and baked well done, crispy enough to fold in half and enjoy as it should be. They offer up to 18 different kinds of sliced pies for your dining pleasure. You can also have them bake a whole pie for you to dine in, or they’ll box you one to take home.