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My Favorite NY Pizza in San Diego

zjarrett Apr 8, 2007 09:07 PM

I've been reading on chowhound for years now and when I moved to San Diego from the Bay Area last year I scoured the boards looking for the bests of my favorite foods. I hadn't been able to find really good NY style pizza until I found Bronx Pizza in Hillcrest. Bronx is good I guess but not really like the places I used to go to back east (I was born in Brooklyn). Last night however I found the place! No one has mentioned it on the board yet so I have to give everybody a heads up if you want genuinly good pizza in San Diego. Next to Toro Sushi on mission gorge rd. is Pizza Etc, A taste of Brooklyn. Its a real pizzeria...seriously. They even have zeppolis which I've never seen in california before. The owner Nunzio is a wiseguy type from Brooklyn himself, he's got the NY attitude for sure but he's a nice guy if you chat him up. All his recipes are family recipes even the cannoli cream. Couldnt recommend trying the pie here enough.

  1. El Chevere Aug 14, 2007 06:19 PM

    Will have to check out your place....let me elaborate on Luigi's--I would call ahead and make sure Luigi is working. When he's there, pizza is great. Quality tends to go downhill when left up to the unsuprervised crystal meth staff. Bronx is OK but it's not real NY pizza--I challenge you to find tomato sauce on the plain cheese pizza--I haven't.

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      schoenick Aug 11, 2007 07:39 AM

      Well, I haven't tried any of the one's listed but if you have, how would compare those with Jay's Gourmet up in Carlsbad?

      1. mimilulu Apr 12, 2007 11:00 AM

        OK, we tried it... you are spot on about the atmosphere and Nunzio. Wise guy but nice and very customer oriented. We didn't think the pizza was quite as good as Luigi's or Bronx, but we only had slices. The cannoli cream was just OK. I think he uses amaretto in it. We'll definitely return to try a made to order pie and more of the stuff on the menu. Thanks for the recommendation, it's not far from home so we'll continue to check it out!

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        1. re: mimilulu
          phee Aug 10, 2007 03:29 PM

          Finally tried this place today, and I really like the pizza. Now, mind you, I haven't tried Luigi's yet, but I like this better than Bronx. The downside: no A/C so it was warm in there, despite the fans. But the owner was a total sweetheart, IMO!

        2. El Chevere Apr 11, 2007 07:00 PM

          I am a native NY'er and a big fan of Luigi's in Golden Hill.

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            KatMom Apr 9, 2007 05:24 PM

            I'm cornfused... what's the name of this place? Googled it and closest I came up with was "A Brooklyn Pizzaria" on Mission Gorge Road. Any comments thanks!

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            1. re: KatMom
              phee Apr 9, 2007 09:15 PM

              You'll see "PIZZERIA" in big letters with "A Brooklyn right" above it. It's on the east side of Mission Gorge in a strip mall with Toro Sushi. The address is 6171 Mission Gorge Rd.

              1. re: KatMom
                Cathy Aug 10, 2007 05:51 PM

                website is www.ABrooklynPizzeria.com

                Same mall as Souplantation, Starbucks and that all you can eat Indian place.

              2. phee Apr 9, 2007 05:01 PM

                Thanks for this! I work in Mission Valley, and would have never thought to try this place if not for your post.

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                  ikes Apr 9, 2007 04:14 PM

                  we just discovered this place last week! i personally think bronx is overrated. and by the way, bronx, being a jerk doesn't mean "new york". it just means you're a jerk.

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                    jorpak Apr 9, 2007 09:19 AM

                    Bronx is truly great- even the attitude is totally eastcoaster

                    1. mimilulu Apr 8, 2007 09:26 PM

                      Now THIS is why I read Chowhound! Thanks for this recommendation... my husband is a Brooklyn boy himself and we enjoy both Bronx Pizza and Luigi's... now we have another place to try (hubby's especially excited about the zeppoli!!!).

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                      1. re: mimilulu
                        sdunbier Apr 8, 2007 10:36 PM

                        Great, a new place to try, thanks!

                        1. re: mimilulu
                          Cathy Aug 10, 2007 05:51 PM

                          They didn't have any zeppoli last Sunday. I look for Zeppoli always and can only find it ocasionally at Solunot Bakery on India Street.

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                          naven Apr 8, 2007 09:21 PM

                          Been going there for years. Awesome pizza.

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