Located on the Pacific Coast, San Diego is Spanish for Saint Didacus and it is known to be America’s Finest City. With year-round beautiful weather, 670 miles of coastline, and world-famous attractions, it is not very difficult to see why. With one in eight Americans eating it on any given day, pizza is a fast favorite when it comes to feeding the family, spending time with friends, or just being a quick and convenient meal on the go. Whether you are looking for a traditional mom-and-pop restaurant, convenient slice, or a trendy modern pizzeria, there is something for everyone in CA’s second-largest city and the USA’s eighth largest. In fact, back in 2013, San Diego was even named the No. 1 pizza city in America on Tripadvisor. This is not a surprise when you consider that the Little Italy neighborhood in downtown San Diego is home to many vibrant Italian communities as well as an excellent selection of pizzerias and restaurants.
San Diego is a smorgasbord of different types of pizza to satisfy your pizza cravings. However, one of the most popular types in the city is California pizza. A mixture of both the New York style and the authentic Italian Neapolitan, the invention of the California style pizza is believed to have been created at the hands of Chef Ed LaDou of Prego and Alice Waters of Chez Panisse in Berkeley. It is also associated with the top Michelin star restaurant of Wolfgang Puck, and it became a particularly popular dish in the 1980s.
A staple in many of San Diego’s trendy restaurants and upscale pizzerias, this thin-crust delight often features an array of the freshest and healthiest ingredients. Toppings are usually non-traditional and could include things such as artichoke hearts, goat's cheese, and pesto amongst others. Such innovative toppings are usually sourced locally; adding a trendy Californian vibe to traditionally tasty Italian pizza pie.
Providing the perfect recipe for pizza perfection, one of the best pizzas for delivery in San Diego has to be Alfredo’s Pizza. Located on Canon Street just near the beautiful Point Loma and Ocean Beach, this traditional take-out restaurant has something to suit pizza lovers of all types. With an array of fabulous oven-fired pizzas, you can customize your own pie or choose from one of their chef’s selections. Meat lovers will adore Alfredo's Combo with tasty pepperoni, Italian sausage, mushrooms, green peppers, and onions. Alternatively, their vegetarian combo has mushrooms, onions, green peppers, black olives, and tomatoes. Having a party or want to feed the whole family? Alfredo’s largest pizzas are a whopping 28’’. As well as a range of pizzas, they also have pasta, subs, salads, appetizers, and more. We heartily recommend their delicious Stromboli calzone, with ham, pepperoni, salami, and cheese. Order now via Slice for delivery right to your door.
No matter how you slice it, sometimes pizza just tastes so much better from the comfort of our own sofa. If you are looking for the best takeout pizza in San Diego, check out the superb selection at Little Sam’s Pizza.
For hot and delicious thin crust pizza, this family-owned restaurant is one of our favorite spots in San Diego. Located on Greyling Drive, Little Sam’s is a traditional Italian takeout, with all the usual delights. One of their most popular pizzas is the Supreme, with pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, green pepper, oregano, onions and topped with creamy mozzarella. Their Buffalo Chicken is also a popular choice with delicious Sam’s hot buffalo sauce, chicken strips, mozzarella, red bacon and served with a side of ranch. Whereas, if you prefer to turn up the heat, their Fireworks Pizza is hot, hot, hot. For something on the side, we also recommend checking out their delicious wings. They are mouthwateringly juicy and drenched in sauce!
Situated almost ten miles away from San Diego, Chula Vista translates as ‘beautiful view’. This stunning area has a population of 268,000 and it is the second-largest city in San Diego county. There are many places in this coastal city for top and tasty pizzas, but one of our favorites is Pizzo’s Pizzeria and Wine Bar. Here you can find an excellent selection of delicious pizzas, as well as sandwiches, salads, entrees, sides, and more.
Lemon Grove is a suburban city that is well known for its 3000-pound lemon monument that greets visitors to the city. It is situated nine miles exactly from San Diego city; making it a popular place to live. For pizza in a city with the motto the ‘best climate on Earth’, we suggest the Pizzero Grill on Skyline Drive. You can order via Slice for delivery or pick up, and they frequently have a range of excellent deals to save you some dough!
Around 6.4 miles from San Diego, National City is one of the trendiest hot spots in Southern California. Located in the South Bay, this is actually the second oldest city in the county. For pizza in National City, we are obsessed with the delicious Big Apple-style fare at Mike’s NY Giant Pizza. Offering both delivery and takeout, this is one of the best places for New York pizza in San Diego, and we heartily recommend their delicious Mexican Pizza for those who appreciate a little Latin flavor on their pizza pie.
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