NY Style Pizza Pie in Del Mar?
For those who have read my reviews in the past, you know whenever possible, I like to eat along the San Diego beaches.
I was in one of those moods, where I wasn’t sure what I wanted to eat. I was thinking of everything from Sushi to Greek. I was on the 5 freeway and got off at Del Mar Heights road, only to find myself driving towards the beach (again).
I found myself on 15th Street, just west of the main drag; in front of a pizza joint called Del Mar Pizza. This place looked and sounded very familiar to me and then I remembered this was used as a setting on Housewives of Orange County. No! I don’t’ watch that show, but you married guys know what I’m talking about.
The outdoor patio was packed, and the inside was about 80% occupied; to be expected at 12:30PM. The very casual 7 table establishment flashed a very cool surf town feel. Everything from black and white surf pictures to an actual surf board on the wall. 4 LCD televisions were also live.
Being a former pizzeria franchisee, I could not wait to see what type of pie this place was going to imitate. I was pleased to see they sell pizza by the slice, so I ordered the “slices of the day” which turned out to be a traditional NY style thin slice of sausage or salami and basil. They offered a veggie pie, but whatever; I was there for the meaty pizza pie.
As I sat waiting for my slices, I fumbled with my iphone and was prompted for the free WIFI. All they asked to connect was an email address, fair enough right? I tried 3 times, never did get it to work.
A busy but friendly server brought my slices, along with my icy cold Stone IPA (ALC/VOL 6.9%, 77 IBU’s). C’mon, if you’re in a North County pizza joint, you have to drink a North County Brew from those good old buys in Escondido CA.
I jumped on the sausage first. Very, very good flavor from the get go. The sausage and cheese was fresh and the crust was just crisp enough, but did not give you the “cracker crust” feel; if you know what I mean. The salami and basil was right in there, but I don’t think the joint puts enough sauce on their pies. I’m a sauce guy, what can I say!
Overall the pizza was good, but did not blow my socks off! What can I say, I’m a pizzeria snob! Still a good joint to try if you’re in the Del Mar area.
The menu offers slices to many specialty pizzas. Salads and sandwiches served using Dietz & Watson meats are also available. Somebody try the hot wings and let me know what you think. The kids will love this place too; they offer soft-serve ice cream.
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(951) 239 3100
Del Mar Pizza
211 15th Street
Del Mar, CA 92014(858) 481-8088
(858) 481-8088 (delivery available)
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