5 Gaslamp Pizza Places You Have to Try

5 Gaslamp Pizza Places You Have to Try

Our scouting tour of the best pizza places involves institutions to newly-opened joints. Here are the reigning pies in San Diego's Gaslamp District.

The first pizzeria in the U.S. opened in New York in 1905, and from this, many varieties have spawned, from crispy thin-crust to deep-dish pizza, and even stuffed crust! How the crust is prepared already sparks debates from pizza enthusiasts, let alone the toppings. But however you like your pizza, here are some of the best pizza spots in San Diego’s historic Gaslamp District that would surely satisfy your cravings for this once exotic immigrant food that quickly became a beloved favorite in the United States.

Ciro's Pizzeria and Beer House

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Serving only the best pizza and other Italian dishes with a New York flair, Ciro's Pizzeria has a tall order when it comes to pizzas: using only the finest ingredients, and making the pies every day from scratch.

At Ciro’s, you have two choices, either “Red Pies” or “White Pies”, which differs with the sauce. Bestselling Red Pies, featuring the yummy tomato sauce made in house, are Meat Lovers Pizza, Four-Cheese Pizza, and the Ciro’s Special— sausage, pepperoni, green pepper, mushroom, onion and cheese. On the other hand, bestselling White Pies include the vegetarian-friendly The Shroom (mushroom, mozzarella, ricotta, fresh garlic), Buffalo Chicken (roasted chicken, blue cheese, mozzarella with a buffalo ranch sauce) and the CBR – which stands for Chicken, Bacon and Ranch Dressing.

Wash your food down with an ice-cold brew from their great craft beer selection.

Ciro's Pizzeria and Beerhouse
536 Market St.
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-696-0405

Hours:
Sundays to Tuesdays, 11am – 10pm
Wednesdays, 11am – midnight
Thursdays to Saturdays, 11am – 2am

Berkeley Pizza

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Craving Chicago style deep dish pizza with its thick, cheesy and gooey texture that would give anyone happiness in every bite? Berkeley Pizza is the perfect place to end those cravings! Berkeley serves one of the best deep dish pizzas in Gaslamp at affordable prices.

Try their signature pizza, the Spinach and Mushrooms. It is a delectable dish, and vegetarian-friendly too!

Customers also have the option of ordering the base stuffed-cheese pizza, and customizing it as they wish. Each topping only costs around $1.50— Italian sausage, salami, pepperoni, mushrooms, Canadian bacon, green peppers, black olives, and many more!

Ordering by the slice? Check out their pizza combos, where you get a slice of pizza and a glass of craft beer.

Berkeley Pizza
539 Island Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-937-0808

Hours:
Sundays to Thursdays, 11am – 11pm
Fridays and Saturdays, 11am – 3am

Operacaffe

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For authentic Italian food, drop by Operacaffe. This restaurant is owned and run by husband and wife chefs Robert and Patrizia Branchi.

Operacaffe serve all sorts of Italian dishes, from Osso Buco to risottos, and of course, pizza. Try their signature Operacaffe Pizza. Each bite is a beautiful mix of flavors – a crisp, thin dough with smoky, salty prosciutto di Parma, creamy, gooey cheeses, and slightly bitter, peppery arugula.
Save room for desserts! We highly recommend the Panna Cotta with sweet, juicy blueberries, or the flourless Belgian chocolate cake with raspberries and mascarpone sauce.

Authentic is as authentic as it gets, for they use fresh cheeses and herbs imported from Italy. One bite is all it takes for you to start exclaiming “Mamma mia!”

Operacaffe
835 4th Avenue
San Diego CA 92101
Phone: 619-234-6538

Hours:
11:00am-10:00pm, Mondays to Thursdays
11:00am-11:00pm, Fridays and Saturdays
3:00pm-10:00pm, Sundays

Pizza on 5th

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Pizza on 5th is famous for serving New York style pizza, synonymous to huge slices oozing with warm cheese, for a low price. The best sellers are classic flavors like pepperoni, cheese, and the classic Margherita.

If you don’t see something you like on the menu, you have the option of creating your own with a base cheese pizza, and all the toppings you wish to have on it. Veggie and gluten-free options available.
Pizza on 5th is a great place for hang outs and drinks. Open until the wee hours of the night, this is a great place to drop by after a wild night of drinking and partying at the Gaslamp District.

Pizza on 5th
734 5th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-231-7582
Website: http://www.pizzaon5th.com

Hours:
Sundays to Thursdays, 10am – 3am
Fridays and Saturdays, 10am – 4am

Gaslamp Pizza

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For years, local and visiting pizza lovers have been flocking to this tiny pizza joint to have their famous pizzas. This restaurant serves their pizza bare—and when I say bare it’s just crust with cheese. You can add whatever toppings your little heart fancies, for only $1.50 for each topping of your choice. You can add more cheese, feta cheese, garlic, tomatoes, olives, jalapenos, pepperoni, sausages, barbecued chicken, and so much more. Just mix and match!

Gaslamp serves great chicken wings, salads, sandwiches and calzones as well.

Gaslamp Pizza
505 5th Avenue
San Diego, Ca 92101
Phone: 619-231-7542
Website: http://www.gaslamppizza.com

Hours:
Mondays to Wednesdays, 10:30am – 3am
Thursdays to Sundays, 10:30am – 4am

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