The Best Pizza in San Diego

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 Lists. 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 best-of 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!

The OpenTable Team
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
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Woodstock's Pizza - Pacific Beach

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Pacific Beach
13 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 draws crowds not just ...

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BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse - Mission Valley

$$$$·American·
Mission Valley
21 reviews
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups
  • Good for a Date

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 Brewhouse. From the BBQ...

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Piatti - La Jolla

$$$$·Italian·
La Jolla
3,888 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem

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 Chef, Pepe Ccapatint...

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North Italia San Diego - One Paseo

$$$$·Italian·
Del Mar
737 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch

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 Valley hotspot does handcr...

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La Bella's

$$$$·Italian·
Chula Vista / Bonita
176 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Kid-friendly
  • Special Occasion

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 devotion to all thin...

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ENO Artisan Pizzeria & Wine Bar

$$$$·Unspecified·
Coronado
334 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View
  • Romantic

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 Bar, located right on t...

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Farmer's Table - Bay Park

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
Bay Park
691 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great for Lunch

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 some of the best pizza...

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Catania

$$$$·Italian·
La Jolla
1,310 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Scenic View

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. House-made pasta and ha...

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Backyard Kitchen and Tap

$$$$·Contemporary American·
Pacific Beach
203 reviews
  • Good for Groups
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Vibrant Bar Scene

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 trickling out of the kit...

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Ristorante Illando

$$$$·Italian·
Little Italy
406 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Casual
  • Fit for Foodies

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 audience. Hailing from Flor...

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Ambrogio15

$$$$·Pizzeria·
Pacific Beach
546 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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, including a thick cr...

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Alexander's on 30th

$$$$·Italian·
North Park
2,421 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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 dining rooms all decked...

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Pacific Beach Alehouse

$$$$·Californian·
Pacific Beach
198 reviews
  • Casual

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 California flatbread style...

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Isola La Jolla

$$$$·Italian·
La Jolla
447 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Casual

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 where local fresh ingre...

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Ballast Point Brewing Company

$$$$·Brewery·
La Jolla
1,023 reviews
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Great Beer
  • Good for Groups

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. Brick fire pizzas come s...

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CUCINA urbana

$$$$·Italian·
Banker's Hill
5,853 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • 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 the bounty of local fa...

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