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3 Best Pizza Places in San Diego You Have to Try

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When it comes to pizza, everyone has a different taste. Some people like thin crust pizza. On the other hand, some people like thick crust pizza such as traditional pan pizza and deep-dish pizza.

For me, it doesn't matter whether it's a thick or thin crust as long as it tastes good. Because I believe that each style of pizza has its own unique touch and I enjoy eating different types of it.

It’s very difficult to say what makes a perfect pizza, simply because there are so many different variations of the simple mozzarella and bread combinations. But a pizza has to have these quality ingredients: olive oil, tomato, and mozzarella. The rest of the toppings totally depends on one's taste.

Nowadays, every place around us makes a pizza. However, for a pizza lover like me, it is very important to find a place that makes good pizza.

For all of these reasons, this wasn’t an easy list to make for me. However, here are the three best pizza places in San Diego, based on pizza lovers' recommendations.

1. Mom's Pizza and Pasta
Mom's Pizza and Pasta
Enjoy the flavors of compassion at Mom's, an authentic pizzeria located in lovely San Diego. Get a taste of age-old odes to the owner's strong, immigrant mother, who even with her wings clipped, was able to teach her children to fly. She, to most, was viewed as a mother figure, regardless of if their blood ran the same. More than anything else, she made others feel held. Her passion for cooking and creating lives on with the spark of the oven, and is beaten into every batch of dough. At Mom's, passion and authenticity are the languages, and pizza is the vessel. The charming atmosphere and ageless aura make it the perfect go-to for all of your pizza cravings. Visit for patio dining, delivery, or curbside pickup with takeout and discover the flavors of the diverse and adaptable menu. Feel the passion, feel integrity, feel held by Mom's immigrant touch, and order from Mom's today. - Mom's Pizza and Pasta

Recommendations based on customer reviews:

  • This place is a little gem and super conveniently located.
  • The pizza is excellent! Cooked perfectly, well-priced pizza, and excellent ingredients.
  • The large pizza is definitely enough to feed 3-4 people.
  • Pizza has a great crust with a very tasty sauce.

Price: On average, it's $25 - 30 for two people.

Location: 3422 Tripp Ct Ste A San Diego, CA 92121


2. Pizza e Birra
Pizza e Birra
Established in 2014, Pizza e Birra has grown into a family-friendly location with a modern yet chill vibe, suitable for all ages. Our menu offers our signature namesake, pizza & beer - plus a little more. The fried goat cheese has become a fan favorite and our double-fried wings are always a hit, and that’s just the beginning of it! Pizza e Birra has met wonderful regulars who have become close friends, and plenty of passerby’s who have enjoyed our atmosphere as well. Whether you visit us once or make our spot a regular go-to (ask about our mug club!) we welcome everyone with open arms. - Pizza e Birra

Recommendations based on customer reviews:

  • Pizza e Birra is one of the best pizza spots in Mission Hills.
  • The place is definitely a must-stop place for a good slice of pizza and beer if you're ever in Mission Hills.
  • The marinara is obviously made from scratch - you can taste the ripe tomatoes.
  • Thin crust without being too crispy or burnt.
  • They have some creative combinations and the wings and calzone are just as good.

Price: On average, it's $35 - 40 for two people.

Location: 3625 India St Ste 101 San Diego, CA 92103


3. Square Pizza
Square Pizza
Quality in, quality out. We exist in between those two poles. For us is that simple: we only side and partner with products and their brand if our beliefs align. They have to not only taste good but stand for quality throughout their processes from how it’s produced all the way to how their employees are treated. Still for us even more important than taste and looks are how does it digest because this is where the “rubber meets the road”. We’ve devoted ourselves to finding what makes our dough more digestible because after all, we want nutrition without the guilt feeling associated with carbs. We proudly use Made-in-America products as much as possible, with some specific specialty items from Italy and the Mediterranean area. Produce is from as close to us as possible, to be as fresh as possible. And that’s how we get quality in, and out. - Square Pizza

Recommendations based on customer reviews:

  • The pizza is amazing. Although the crust is on the thicker side, it is light and airy.
  • Square Pizza has a great menu with cute names for their pizzas.
  • Good amount of toppings, sauce, and cheese.
  • Square Pizza offers a selection of extremely delicious pizzas, with fresh ingredients and a flavor that takes over all the senses.

Price: On average, it's $25 - 30 for two people.

Location: 4508 Cass St Ste C San Diego, CA 92109



Pizza restaurants have expanded rapidly over the last years. This list is but a few of the best pizza restaurants in San Diego.

If there’s a good pizzeria you would like to recommend besides this list of best pizzas in San Diego, let us know in the comments below!

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