Top 10 Best San Diego Pizza Places Near You

These San Diego pizza restaurants are waiting to be discovered



Which pizza place in San Diego shall I choose? Why does everyone always say the best slice is only in New York? This statement is definitely not true; great pies can be found in our city, too! Everything from Italian to New York to Chicago style pizza can be found in San Diego.  

We’ve asked our most trustworthy locals where to find good pizza in our 'hood. After reading this you are going to be running out the door to feed your grumbling tummy!

Check it out in no particular order, San Diego's 10 best pizza spots. 

1. Bronx Pizza 

111 Washington St. Hillcrest, San Diego, CA 92103

This Hillcrest pizza place is LOVED by locals and out–of–towners alike. 

Definitely take advantage of the pizza special they offer: two slices AND a soda for only six dollars! They offer over 15 different types of pizza, but you can add any other toppings to your liking.

2. Pizzeria Luigi

1137 25th St. Golden Hill, San Diego, CA 92102

Don’t judge a book by its cover—or a storefront for that matter! This tucked–away pizza joint is one of San Diego’s best–kept secrets. If you’re a pizza lover, you have to ask the staff to make it extra crispy…yum!

3. URBN Pizza

3085 University Ave. North Park, San Diego, CA 92104

What kind of pizza are you craving—garlic, soyrizo, anchovy, artichoke heart? They seem to offer all of the classics and spunky new types of pizza! Go in during happy hour and receive a free small pie when you purchase a pitcher of beer.

4. Regents Pizzeria

4150 Regents Park Row Ste 170 La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037

Regents Pizza takes pride in the fact that they hand pick herbs and vegetables EVERY MORNING! They offer some of the freshest tasting pizzas, both New York and Chicago style. Their sauce is made fresh every morning, and every pizza is paired with the most expensive and delicious mozzarella cheese.

5. Lefty’s Chicago Pizzeria

4030 Goldfinch St. Mission Hills, San Diego, CA 92103

Tucked in Mission Hills, San Diego, Lefty’s pizza menu is unreal. They offer thin crust, deep dish and stuffed. Get ready to wait a while, as they take their time preparing these mouth–watering pies. Trust us—it’s 100% worth the wait. Their “monster of the midway” specialty pizza is one of the most popular (sausage, pepperoni, hot giardiniera and elephant garlic).

6. Basic Urban Kitchen and Bar

410 10th Ave. Gaslamp, San Diego, CA 92101

The best pizza in downtown San Diego. People from the East coast absolutely die over Basic. The handcrafted pizzas they make are enjoyed by all in this eclectic and warehouse–style location. Go in during their happy hour for free samples of pizza! The restaurant transitions into a super trendy and popular bar after dinner…anything but basic!

7. Project Pie

3888 4th Ave. Hillcrest, San Diego, CA 92103

Another Hillcrest local favorite. Want a custom pizza? Project Pie is the place for you! The options are endless when creating your own signature slice of heaven. If you’re in the military, be sure to ask about their discount. Another secret only known to few: take your pizza home uncooked so that you can enjoy it at a time convenient for you!

8. Blue Ribbon Artisan Pizza

897 S Coast Highway 101 Encinitas, CA 92024

Popcorn, pizza, and beer…the way to every man and woman’s heart! At Blue Ribbon you have to start out your meal with the Heirloom Black Seed Popcorn and a chilled beer. Enjoy a nice evening on the patio with friends or a special someone. The ambiance is laid–back and trendy…a definite go–to for locals!

9. Cucina Urbana

505 Laurel St. Del Mar, San Diego, CA 92101

This California and Italian–infused restaurant offers some of the best pizza in So–Cal. Enjoy their happy hour on Thursdays for half–off pizza, what a steal! A little tip: ask for a fried egg on any pizza you order, delicious!

10. Pizza Port

1956 Bacon St. Solana Beach, San Diego, CA 92107

Pizza Port has been said by many to have the best grub and brews in San Diego. The pizzas can either be custom–made or chosen off their delectable menu. Make sure you try their beer too—they brew it themselves! Bonus: they even offer gluten–free pizza!

It’s time to start grubbin’ at any of these San Diego pizza places!