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Thursday, February 15, 2024



San Diegans can be proud of the fact three out of Yelp’s 100 top pizza restaurants in the nation are located here. 

 Spicy Spring Slice from Prince Street Pizza, Downtown San Diego  


 Prince Street Pizza, 415 Market Street, Downtown. 619. 501.4261. Originally from New York, this SoHo pizzeria is now a nationwide phenomenon, thanks to its popular Sicilian-style pan pizza (aka SoHo Squares) with juicy Roni (pepperoni) cups. “You can find pepperoni anywhere now, but we made it famous,” says CEO and general manager Tony Sosa. 

 Pepperoni is the top seller, while other favorites include the Vodka Fra Diavolo Square Pie), The Fancy Prince (a Margherita-style pie available round or square), and the new Naughty pie (with hot honey, pepperoni, mozzarella, ricotta, and spicy Fra Diavolo sauce). 

 The “outstanding” flavors, taste, and texture of Prince Street’s pizza—crafted from the owner’s great-grandfather’s recipes—come in part from the brick oven, says Tony. The extreme heat cooks the thick Sicilian pizza fast (in about 15 minutes) and keeps it juicy as ingredients melt together and flavors seal in. Prince Street makes its own dough— which yields “soft, fluffy, and chewy” crust—as well as its signature spicy marinara, which can take up to two hours to make with hand-ground ingredients. 

They also worked with Hormel to develop their signature pepperoni with its distinctive juice-holding cup shape. (Be sure to grab some napkins to soak up the oil from those crispy, crunchy, concave cups.) There’s one entrance to pick up whole pies and another for takeout slices, but with just a few tables outside, it’s generally standing room only, so be prepared to prop yourself at the counter or walk and eat. 

 Thanks to social media, pizza lovers everywhere have been craving a Prince Street slice. The popular pizzeria recently opened locations in Los Angeles (downtown LA and Studio City), San Diego, and Miami. 

 Most popular/most photographed pizzas: Pepperoni; Spicy Spring (which pairs Prince Street’s famed pepperoni cups with fresh mozzarella and spicy Fra Diavolo sauce to pack a “zesty-sweet heat”); Vodka Fra Diavolo Square Pie; Neapolitan Pizza With Roni Cups. –Text by Yelp. 


Fig + Stracchino Pizza from Cocina Urbana, Bankers Hill San Diego 


Cucina Urbana, 505 Laurel Street, Bankers Hill, 619.239.2222. Savor a Neapolitan-style thin-crust pizza with your favorite vintage at this Michelin-recognized restaurant/wine-shop. The kitchen makes its dough in the morning, “rounding it into balls covered with olive oil and allowing it to proof,” explains general manager Travis LeGrand. “As soon as somebody orders a pizza, a ball of dough is hand-stretched, then goes into our brick oven, and straight to the plate and your table.” 

Fans love the imaginative mixtures of fresh ingredients, like the “decadent” mushroom pizza with goat cheese, mozzarella, caramelized onion, and truffle oil, and the “delicious and rich” burrata pizza topped with eggplant caponata, sweet pepper, tomato, pecorino, and chili oil. 

Travis recommends the sweet and savory grape pizza, with grapes, prosciutto cotto, gorgonzola dolce, arugula, pistachio, and balsamico. “The savoriness, saltiness, sweetness, and pepperiness all work together,” he says. When figs are in season, in late summer and early fall, the restaurant offers a fig + stracchino pizza with a similar flavor profile. Text by Yelp. 


White Pizza with Pesto and added Pepperoni from Bronx Pizza Hillcrest San Diego 


Bronx Pizza, 111 Washington Street, Hillcrest. 619.291.3341. More than one Yelper pizza aficionado has been thrilled to discover Bronx Pizza in San Diego. With its authentic New York-style pizza, welcoming atmosphere, and superb service, Bronx Pizza offers an East Coast dining experience that is sure to delight even the most discerning pizza lovers. 

 Upon entering Bronx Pizza, you're instantly transported to a classic New York City pizzeria, complete with checkerboard floors and iconic photographs adorning the walls. The laid-back and friendly vibe makes it a perfect spot for a casual meal with friends or family. 

 The menu offers a range of specialty pies, each with its own unique combination of fresh, high-quality ingredients. A standout choice is the "Bronx Deluxe," a mouthwatering mix of pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, onions, and green peppers, all atop a perfectly crispy-yet-chewy crust. The generous toppings and rich, tangy tomato sauce create a flavor explosion that will leave you craving more. Vegetarians will also find plenty of options to choose from, such as the "Whitestone," a delectable combination of ricotta, mozzarella, garlic, and oregano. 

Each slice boasts a generous layer of creamy ricotta and gooey mozzarella, which harmoniously blend with the robust garlic and fragrant oregano, resulting in a satisfying and flavorful experience. The service at Bronx Pizza is quick and efficient, with friendly staff members who ensure that your pizza is prepared and served promptly. 

It's evident that they take pride in their craft, consistently delivering high-quality pies that keep patrons returning for more. In summary, Bronx Pizza offers an outstanding New York-style pizza experience right in the heart of San Diego. With its delicious pies, authentic atmosphere, and exceptional service, it's no wonder that Bronx Pizza has earned its reputation as a local favorite. Whether you're a native New Yorker longing for a taste of home or a pizza enthusiast eager to explore new flavors, Bronx Pizza is first rate. Text by Yelp. 

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