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Mar 7, 2008 02:18 PM

NY Style Pizza in San Diego??

Hi everyone
Im a recent transplant to SD from NYC (Brooklyn actually,)...and have been craving a good thin-crust pizza. All the places I've tried so far have been dissapointing (Leucadia Pizza, Pizza Nova). the closest I've come has been the pizza in Whole Foods Market.
Any suggestions as to where a good pie might be found?
I would also love to know if there's any other 'non-NYC style' pizza places that folks recommend around San diego county.

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  1. "SD Pizza SUX! The immigrant population here is not of my preferred ethnicity, and things are different than I am used to. I don't like researching or trying things that I'm not used to and it makes me unhappy! :-( " Just kidding! I thought I'd get that out of the way so that everyone could try to offer some helpful suggestions other than chains...please proceed.

    1. Bronx.

      1. Lefty's in North Park is very good. Get there early, because seating fills up quick. Or avoid it entirely and order a pie to-go.

        There has been some good feedback about Sicilian Thing on 30th.


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        1. re: geekyfoodie

          I looked on the webpage from Sicilian Thing but it is still not clear for me if they have Sfincione (sicilian pizza).

          1. re: honkman

            Sorry, honkman, I can't help there... maybe give them a call?

            I like pizza, but I'm not a regional aficionado (i.e. NYC, etc.). If it tastes good and is well-made, I'll eat it.

            1. re: geekyfoodie

              Lefty's is Chicago style and not NY, so probably not what what the OP is looking for. I think they do a thin crust but I've never tried it.

              1. re: DougOLis

                Sorry, Doug, I should have clarified... last line in the OP: "I would also love to know if there's any other 'non-NYC style' pizza places that folks recommend around San diego county."

                I know Lefty's is Chicago-style, but I was responding to his query for non-NYC style pizza. :)

                1. re: geekyfoodie

                  Ahh, cool, didn't see that. Sorry.

            2. Luigi's Pizza in Golden Hills, Ciro's Downtown.
              A Sicilian Thing on 30th in North park is good. I really like their Sicilian crust, but I like the sauce at Luigi's and Ciro's more.
              City Pizza is hit or miss, and I have had more hits with the square than round.
              Knockout Pizza in Carlsbad got a good write up in one of the local papers (but I have not tried it)
              If you go to Pizza Port, get the beer.
              One thing I have not found is good garlic knots. (My favorite were at My Little Pizzaria on Court Street)

              1. I forgot to add the links...

                Pizzeria Luigi
                1137 25th St, San Diego, CA 92102

                Ciros Pizzaria
                536 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101

                City Pizzeria
                1125 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

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                1. re: JRSD

                  Huge second to Pizzeria Luigi. I think it's a lot better than Bronx. I know some disagree, but for me the crust is the most important thing, and that's where Luigi wins.

                  Lefty's also makes a great deep dish pie.

                  1. re: Josh

                    Ditto here on Luigi's. No contest versus Bronx IMO.

                    Also like Sicilian Thing. They 2 types, Sicilian (thicker crust but surprisingly light and airy) and a thin NY-style crust, but also done in a big rectangle so you can't fold it in half like a slice from Bronx or Luigi's - and for me, that's part of the NY-style pizza experience.