Unique Gourmet Pizzas Around San Diego
Nov 8th 2010 10:45AM / by Nanette Wiser
If Hawaiian is your idea of gourmet pizza, sniff again. What's in? Non-Italian ethnic (Sammy's Woodfired Pizza's Thai Chicken), lacking tomatoes or red sauce (Bronx Pizza's white pie heaped with mozzarella, ricotta, garlic and parmesan) and meatless (Pizza Fusion's roasted artichoke hearts, red onion, roasted zucchini and portabello). Even for dessert.
Bice: At Bice, find ultra-thin lobster and crab pizza made with sweet, creamy and delicious
white sauce, which comes out of the closet only during happy hour (5pm to 7pm daily); perfect after grazing the cheese and salami bar.
Blue Ribbon Artisanal Pizza: Blue Ribbon chef Wade Hageman's authentic wood-fired pizza topped with home-crafted mozzarella cheese, fennel sausage made from Berkshire pork, artisan pepperoni
and organic red onion is dedicated to Dad, only outdone by the quadruple salumi (soppresata, Tuscan, finocchiona and coppa molina).
California Pizza Kitchen: For paradise at California Pizza Kitchen, nibble the ground Angus cheeseburger, tomato,
lettuce and onion pie topped with applewood smoked bacon or avocado, or indulge your sweet tooth with the caramelized pear and sweet onions, gorgonzola
and hazelnut pizza.
Cucina Urbana: This California-inspired rustic Italian kitchen and wine shop is the designer vision
of Tracey Borkum, owner of Kensington Grill and foodie diva. Sample local artisan beers, under-$20 dishes and iconic pizzas such as the fig and
gorgonzola with caramelized onion, candied pecan and aged balsamic or the savory pork belly and farm egg made with potato, scallion, asiago and
Pizza Gourmet Express: Order the thin herb crust topped with duck confit, basil pesto goat cheese and figs, or the "Stubbs" Pig Pie, with slow-roasted barbecue pork, smoked
gouda, red onion and cilantro from this unassuming hideaway.
Pizzacato Gourmet Pizza: This Oregon transplant dishes up Mu Shu Pizza featuring roast pork, shiitake
mushrooms, shredded cabbage, carrots and mozzarella on a garlic and olive-oil brushed crust, finished with fresh scallions and drizzled in hoisin.
Gluten-free crust available.
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• Sanibel Beach Resort, Florida
• Sonoma Mission Inn
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• The Old Globe Theater
• Newport Jazz Festival
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