Restaurant of the Moment: Zpizza

10006 Scripps Ranch Blvd

San Diego, CA 92121

www.zpizza.com

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Love pizza, but tired of getting delivery from your old standby? Zpizza offers high-quality, fresh pizza for dine-in, takeout, or delivery! Their pizzas are baked to-order on their signature thin crust and they even have a gluten-free option! Zpizza offers all the classics like Pepperoni, Cheese, and Hawaiian while serving up more adventurous pizza recipes like the California Roasted Veggie, Provence, or Berkeley Vegan.

If you’re not a pizza person, they also serve sandwiches, salads, calzones, and even chicken wings!

Zpizza has multiple locations across San Diego County in San Marcos, Linda Vista, La Jolla, and Scripps Ranch. So the next time a pizza craving strikes, head to Zpizza!

 

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Restaurant of the Moment: Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza and Grill

12925 El Camino Real

San Diego, CA 92130

www.sammyspizza.com

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Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza and Grill serves up classic American and Italian-inspired pizzas and grilled entrees! Their menu is extensive, with options ranging from sandwiches and steaks to burgers and even tacos, but their specialty is their pizza. Every pizza is handcrafted with fresh and delicious ingredients and baked in a woodfire grill. Their pizzas are thin crust and crisped to perfection. Available toppings range from the classics like Pepperoni, Meat lovers, and Hawaiian to their own specialty concoctions.

Located on the upper level of the Del Mar Highlands, Sammy’s offer daily lunch specials, happy hour deals, and even a catering menu. If you are in the mood for high quality and fresh pizza, definitely stop by Sammy’s!

Food Truck of the Moment: Red Oven Pizza

www.redovensd.com

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It’s finally pizza night, but you’re feeling too lazy to drive all the way to your local spot for pick up and you don’t want to pay extra for delivery. What’s a pizza-lovin’ San Diegan to do? See where Red Oven Pizza’s food truck is at, of course!

Inspired by Napoletana and Alsatian pizzas originating from Italy, Red Oven Pizza uses only fresh ingredients, hand-crafted dough, and their own special Italian wood-fired oven. You can choose from their Napoletana menu options or opt for the classics: cheese, pepperoni, or meat lovers. They also have a small variety of sides such as salads or garlic breads.

Here’s a primer on Napoletana-style pizzas: the process starts with the ingredients, importing all the top shelf cheeses, prosciutto, flour, and oils from Naples so you can enjoy an authentic pizza as if you ordered it from a Napoli pizzeria! The end result is simply delicious, with the right combination of warm, melted cheese, soft baked crust, high quality vegetables and your choice of either homemade Marinara, Margherita, or Margherita Extra sauce.

So next pizza night, keep your eyes peeled for the Red Oven food truck!

 

Restaurant of The Moment: Pizza Port

135 N. Highway 101
Solana Beach, CA 92075

http://www.pizzaport.com/http://www.pizzaport.com/

Pizza Port has made quite the name for itself over the years due to its homemade pizza and great craft beer. The atmosphere is noisy, but fun, and is a huge hit with families and friends due to its communal seating.

Our favorite craft beer has to be the Kook Double IPA, which we always pair with the Beer Buddies appetizer. “Beer Buddies” are bite-sized pieces of Pizza Port’s signature crust, brushed with garlic or cajun spice and served with ranch dressing or marinara sauce. Pro Tip: It is a game changer to add cheese to the Beer Buddies! You won’t be disappointed!

When it comes to the pizza at Pizza Port, we recommend going big. Our favorite pizza is the BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza which consists of tangy BBQ sauce, seasoned meatballs, bacon, mozzarella and cheddar cheeses, and red onions. But any pizza you get from this neighborhood favorite is sure to hit the spot!

In addition to their original Solana Beach Pizza Port location, there are also Pizza Ports in Ocean Beach, Carlsbad, and San Clemente.

 

San Diego Dining Guide

San Diego is a foodie’s heaven. With tons of local restaurants, serving up fresh and delicious fare spanning so many different cultures and price ranges, there’s always something to eat, no matter what you’re in the mood for! From award-winning restaurants to local favorites to undiscovered hole-in-the-walls, check out our guide to some of the best dining in San Diego county!

 

Casual

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Barley Mash-Downtown

Bull Taco-Encinitas

Leucadia Pizzeria- Leucadia, Rancho Santa Fe

Soda & Swine- North Park

Carnitas Snack Shack-North Park

The Union-Encinitas

Lobster West-Encinitas

Prep Kitchen-La Jolla

The Beach House-Encinitas

Urban Solace-North Park

Luche Libre-University Heights

Slater’s 50/50-Point Loma

Phil’s BBQ-Midway

Miguel’s-Carlsbad, Old Town

Urban Plates-Carmel Valley

Zenbu Sushi-Cardiff, La Jolla

The Fish Shop-Pacific Beach

 

Great Atmosphere

solace

Herringbone-La Jolla

Sea and Smoke-Del Mar

Kitchen 1540- Del Mar

Mimos-Little Italy

Searsucker-Carmel Valley

Solace and the Moonlight Lounge- Encinitas

Pannikin Coffee and Tea-Del Mar, La Jolla

The Prado-Balboa Park

Fiesta De Reyes- Old Town

Craft and Commerce-Downtown

 

Yummy European Inspired

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Bo-Beau- Ocean Beach, La Mesa

Mille Fleur-Rancho Santa Fe

Vigilucci’s-Coronado, Carlsbad, Leucadia

Bencotto-Little Italy

Alexander’s on 30th– South Park

Café Chloe-Downtown

Taverna Blu-Carmel Valley

Manhattan-La Jolla

 

Best Breakfast

cottage

Snooze-Hillcrest, Carmel Valley

Claire’s on Cedros-Solana Beach

St. Germain’s Café- Encinitas

The Cottage-La Jolla

Lofty Coffee Co- Encinitas

Coffee Cup Café-La Jolla

The Broken Yolk-Pacific Beach, Carlsbad

Thyme in the Ranch-Rancho Santa Fe

Café 222-Downtown

Cody’s-La Jolla

 

Healthy Eats

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Swamis-Encinitas, Carlsbad, La Mesa

Beaming Smoothie Bar-Del Mar

Truefood- Fashion Valley

Native Foods (gluten free/vegan) – Encinitas

Sambazon Acai Café- Encinitas

Seasons 52-UTC

 

Breathtaking Views

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Poseidon- Del Mar

Georges- La Jolla

Jake’s-Del Mar

Chart House-Encinitas

Baleen- Mission Bay

Marine Room- La Jolla

Pacifica- Del Mar

Tom Hams Lighthouse- Shelter Island

Peohe’s- Coronado

The Fishmarket/Top of the Market- Downtown/ Del Mar

Mr A’s- Downtown/Bankers Hill

C-Level- Shelter Island

Brockton Villa-La Jolla

Pacific Coast Grill-Cardiff

 

Upscale

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Truluck’s-La Jolla

Flemings-La Jolla

Donovan’s-La Jolla

Oceanaire-Downtown

Crabcatcher-La Jolla

Dobsons-Downtown

The Market-Del Mar

Pamplemousse Grille-Del Mar

Eddie V’s-La Jolla

Hane Sushi-Downtown

 

Hidden Gems

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The Red Door-Hillcrest

Haggo’s Organic Taco- Encinitas

American Voodoo-Northpark

Antica Trattoria- La Mesa (WORTH THE DRIVE)

Del Mar Rendezvous-Del Mar

Bernini’s Bistro-La Jolla

Kitchen 4140-Clairemont

DZ Akins-College Area

The Vine Cottage-La Mesa

Fig Tree Café-Hillcrest

Café Athena-Pacific Beach

Star Anise-UTC

Tamarind Thai-La Mesa

South Beach Bar and Grill-Ocean Beach

Jack and Guilio’s-Old Town

Bite of Boston-Pacific Beach, University City

Greek American Restaurant-Encinitas

 

Pizza

basic

Basic-Downtown

Urban-North Park, Vista

Bongiornos-Solana Beach

Best Pizza-Mira Mesa

Bronx Pizza-Hillcrest

Project Pie-Hillcrest

Blue Ribbon Pizzeria-Encinitas

 

Delicious Desserts

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Bubby’s Gelato- Encinitas

St. Tropez- Encinitas

2 Good 2 Be (Gluten free/ Vegan bakery)- Encinitas

Heaven Sent- North Park

Eclipse Chocolate- South Park

Nothing Bundt Cake- Del Mar, Carlsbad

Elizabethan Desserts- Encinitas

Champagne French Bakery- Carmel Valley

Extraordinary Desserts-Hillcrest and Downtown

Mariposa Ice Cream-Normal Heights

The Baked Bear-Pacific Beach

Restaurant of the Moment: Best Pizza and Brew

Best Pizza and Brew

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9172 Mira Mesa Blvd

San Diego, 92126

858-566-9900

www.bestpizzaandbrew.com

San Diego was recently voted one of the best cities for pizza. And it’s no surprise, with so many quality restaurants and hole-in-the-wall local favorites. Best Pizza and Brew is one of Mira Mesa’s best kept secrets.

Their pizza is of the thin-crust variety and is packed with delicious and quality toppings. Aside from their pizza, which you can also buy by the slice (perfect for a quick solo dinner!), they sell other great dishes like flavorful salads and their special Bacon mac’n’cheese. They have lots of craft beers and hard ciders on tap, along with a wine menu. There’s even a small bar area inside. Top off your meal with one of their tasty, fresh-baked cookies.

There isn’t much indoor seating so bring a jacket and grab a spot under the heat lamp! There’s plenty of space for dogs on their patio, too.

The next time you’re in Mira Mesa or craving some great pizza at a good prize, stop by Best Pizza and Brew! You won’t be disappointed.