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Pizza in Little Italy San Diego

If you’ve tried looking for great pizza in Little Italy San Diego, but given up because you were overwhelmed by your choices, you’re not the only one! How do you pick a great place for pizza while walking through the quaint district of Little Italy when you are spoiled by so many options? As a Little Italy San Diego hotel, we have found that while there are many great places for pizza, certain establishments have nailed the perfect pizza or slice. Here are some of our local favorites, all not too far from our hotel.

  • Isola Pizza Bar

    Owner and head chef Massimo Tanino pays homage to his grandmother Isola, highlighting her passion for food and fresh, simple ingredients. All of the pizzas at Isola are hand-tossed, baked in a stone wood-burning oven (imported from Napoli!) and are topped with fresh handmade mozzarella. The pizza dough is left to ferment for two days to help develop character, also helping to make the final product light, airy and of course, delicious. If you’re looking for traditional Italian pizza in Little Italy San diego, this is by far the top choice among locals and visitors.

  • Giovanni’s Trattoria

    If you’re looking for something quick and affordable, Giovanni’s is your go to place. Located inside the American Plaza trolley station, this place is often overlooked by many, but once discovered, becomes a frequented and favorite location. For around $5, you can enjoy two slices, a drink and a salad. In addition to pizza specialties including pizzas with both red and white sauce, be sure to check out their sandwiches and baked dishes.

  • Landini’s Pizzeria

    Located in the heart of Little Italy, Landini’s is a popular spot among thin crust pizza lovers. Although from the outside the restaurant looks small, there is plenty of seating inside as well as a large back patio. For a quick bite, grab a few slices or customize a whole pizza choosing from the wide selection of toppings, for your group or family. And if you’re not in the mood to go out one day of your vacation, order in and enjoy Little Italy pizza from Landini’s from the comfort of your hotel room.

When staying in downtown San Diego, a trip to Little Italy is a must. Whether you’re trying the pizza in Little Italy or are browsing the art galleries and gift shops, this small community is a great way to spend an afternoon during your vacation.

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