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The Best Pizza in San Diego

The OpenTable Team

Nothing tastes quite like a California style pizza in sunny San Diego. A beach centered lifestyle and access to local wines and cheeses means lots of options when it comes to pizza. From classic thin crust Italian to creative takes based on Southern California's fresh bounty, the best pizza in San Diego comes in many styles. But where are the real pizza connoisseurs slicing up pizzas in San Diego? Welcome to the Tastemaker 20. We've compiled data from thousands of restaurants to find the top pizza spots according to OpenTable's most expert, seasoned diners. The result is a top 20 list with everything from cheery craft brewpubs that churn out gourmet pies to white table cloth dining where pizza is taken as seriously as haute cuisine. Get a list of the best pizza in San Diego, hand-selected by the pizza fiends who know the best spots in town. Grab a spot at the table!

Restaurants:Woodstock's Pizza - Pacific Beach, BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Mission Valley, Piatti - La Jolla
Price Range:$$ - $$
Cuisines:Pizzeria, American, Italian
Neighborhoods:Pacific Beach, Mission Valley, La Jolla
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Woodstock's Pizza - Pacific Beach

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Pacific Beach
12 reviews
  • Great for Lunch
  • Kid-friendly
  • Good for Groups
Californian grown tomatoes picked at the height of ripeness are the secret ingredient in Woodstock’s zesty and rich pizza sauce. This San Diego State University area pizza mecca drRead more
100% recommended
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BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Mission Valley

$$$$·American·
Mission Valley
15 reviews
  • Cozy
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Great for Brunch
Known for their Southern Californian take on deep dish Chicago style pizza, no list of the best pizza in San Diego would be complete without a serious nod to BJs Restaurant and BreRead more
100% recommended

Piatti - La Jolla

$$$$·Italian·
La Jolla
3,527 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for Anniversaries
Serving classic and contemporary Italian out of a charming and beachy cottage, Piatti is the place to go for real old world style thin crust pizzas in the La Jolla area. Executive Read more
96% recommended
Best Value in San Diego

Davanti Enoteca - Little Italy

$$$$·Italian·
Little Italy
721 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Casual
Located in San Diego’s historic Little Italy, Chef, and owner Scott Haris’s Davanti Enoteca is an Italian wine bar with a full menu of pasta, old world specials and of course, pizzRead more

North Italia San Diego - One Paseo

$$$$·Italian·
Del Mar
156 reviews
  • Casual
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for Birthdays
A made from scratch menu based on fresh and seasonal ingredients makes North Italia a staple among locals intent on securing some of the best pizza in San Diego. The Fashion ValleyRead more
86% recommended
Great for Lunch in North San Diego
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La Bella Pizza

$$$$·Italian·
Chula Vista / Bonita
159 reviews
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Kid-friendly
  • Fun
Head to Old Town for the old school pizza at its best from La Bella Pizza. Sister restaurant of San Diego’s famous DiLeone’s Italian Restaurant, La Bella takes the same meticulous Read more
Kid Friendly in San Diego
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ENO Artisan Pizzeria & Wine Bar

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Coronado
329 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for a Date
  • People Watching
Sitting around the fire pit sipping robust Italian red in between bits of a fresh out of the wood-fired oven slice of heaven is what awaits diners at ENO Artisan Pizza and Wine BarRead more
82% recommended
Kid Friendly in San Diego

Farmer's Table - Bay Park

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
Bay Park
267 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Local Ingredients
Famous for their local fresh farm to table cuisine that draws right from Southern California’s diverse bounty to create Italian inspired originals, Farmer’s Table also serves up soRead more
92% recommended
Healthy in San Diego

Catania

$$$$·Italian·
La Jolla
789 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic
Sitting on the top floor of the newly reimagined La Plaza Center, Catania beckons hungry pizza lovers looking for authentic pies like a lighthouse in the famous California fog. HouRead more
90% recommended

Backyard Kitchen and Tap

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Pacific Beach
193 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for Groups
  • Casual
The San Diego beach lifestyle is on full display at the Backyard Kitchen and Tap, where guest kick back in cabanas overlooking the fire pit while craft fare and cocktails come tricRead more
82% recommended
Good for Groups in San Diego

Piazza 1909

$$$$·Italian·
La Jolla
381 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Neighborhood Gem
Housed in a lovingly restored historic beach cottage in the center of La Jolla, Piazza 1909 is known for crafting some of the best pizza in San Diego this side of Little Italy. MilRead more
83% recommended
Outdoor Dining in San Diego

Ristorante Illando

$$$$·Italian·
Little Italy
207 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Authentic
  • Cozy
A relatively new addition to San Diego’s historic Little Italy area, Ristorante Illando is known for their devotion to doing authentic Italian eats for a modern Californian audiencRead more
95% recommended

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant - San Diego

$$$$·American·
Mission Valley
408 reviews
  • Casual
  • Comfort Food
  • Kid-friendly
Many people flock to Gordon Biersch Brewery for their award-winning craft beers not fully aware that the modern pub also serves some of the best pizza in San Diego and the surroundRead more
100% recommended
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Ambrogio15

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Pacific Beach
279 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
Run by three friends from Milan, Italy, this Pacific Beach gourmet pizza hotspot draws fans from all over the city and given evening. With three different styles of pie available, Read more
93% recommended

Alexander's on 30th

$$$$·Italian·
North Park
2,024 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
Fine dining meets classic Italian and contemporary Mediterranian flavors at Alexander’s on 30th, located in the North Park area. The classy restaurant with its indoor and patio dinRead more
92% recommended

Pacific Beach Alehouse

$$$$·Californian·
Pacific Beach
179 reviews
  • Casual
  • Scenic View
  • Great Beer
Unobstructed views out over the beach and the rolling Pacific Ocean from the second story outdoor patio draw the crowds to PB Ale House, which also produces some of the best CalifoRead more
100% recommended
Hot Spot in San Diego

Isola La Jolla

$$$$·Italian·
La Jolla
246 reviews
  • Casual
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
Chef Massimo Tenino’s creative Italian cuisine was inspired by his own Italian grandmother. The beach breeze caressed La Jolla restaurant sports a massive wood-fired pizza over wheRead more
95% recommended
Italian in San Diego

Nicolosi's - San Diego

$$$$·Italian·
College Area
105 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion
Consistently voted onto lists of the best pizza in San Diego, this San Diego State University area eatery focuses on Southern Italian style fare done family style. Both Sicilian anRead more
87% recommended

Ballast Point Brewing Company

$$$$·Brewery·
La Jolla
671 reviews
  • Great Beer
  • Good for Groups
  • Fun
With on-site brewed award-winning craft beers and a sunny outside patio to enjoy them on, Ballast Point Brewing Company is one of the San Diego area most famous micro-brewery. BricRead more
90% recommended
Good for Groups in San Diego

CUCINA urbana

$$$$·Italian·
Banker's Hill
5,130 reviews
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List
A California-inspired Italian restaurant and wine shop located in the historic Banker’s Hill area, Cucina Urban does farm to table versions of classic old world pies. Drawing on thRead more
95% recommended
Italian in San Diego
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