Luigi Pizzeria

★★★★☆
  • 1137 25th St

    San Diego, CA 92102

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  • 619-233-3309

About Luigi Pizzeria

Hours
Monday 10:30 AM - 9:00 PM Tuesday 10:30 AM - 9:00 PM Wednesday 10:30 AM - 9:00 PM Thursday 10:30 AM - 9:00 PM Friday 10:30 AM - 9:00 PM Saturday 10:30 AM - 11:00 PM Sunday 10:30 AM - 9:00 PM

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Seen this featured on Diners, Dives and ,Drive In's on the Food TV channel. Went that night, and so did the rest of San Diego! So long line, however, the Pizza was better than reported. Thin, crispy, great sauce, tasty ingredients. Last time I had Pizza this good, was 2 years ago at a little place in the Piazza Gesu' in Naples Italy. If you like pizza, this is the place for you, Pizza Heaven. But be warned, wait can be up tp 45 mins. Call ahead, then go to the front of the line pick up your pie while the people in line look at you with hate and envy, proceed to the patio, and become happy. So good you become depressed when you finish the pie.

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★★★★★

Seen this featured on Diners, Dives and ,Drive In's on the Food TV channel. Went that night, and so did the rest of San Diego! So long line, however, the Pizza was better than reported. Thin, crispy, great sauce, tasty ingredients. Last time I had Pizza this good, was 2 years ago at a little place in the Piazza Gesu' in Naples Italy. If you like pizza, this is the place for you, Pizza Heaven. But be warned, wait can be up tp 45 mins. Call ahead, then go to the front of the line pick up your pie while the people in line look at you with hate and envy, proceed to the patio, and become happy. So good you become depressed when you finish the pie.

Pros: Fantastic Real Neopolitan Pizza!

Cons: Long slow line, CALL AHEAD

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Saw this place a while back on Diner's, Drive-ins & Dives and just had to try it. Went to San Diego on vacation last week and wasn't dissappointed. I ordered a pizza over the phone because I looked at their website and knew what they had available, so the wait wasn't too long. I couldn't help but get a few extra slices that I saw in the display case while I waited because they looked so good. I was totally satisfied with all my choices. Tip: order anything with Ricotta cheese on it and it will probably be fabulous. The crust was perfect, crisp on the outside while still being chewy on the inside. Great find and I will definitely go back.

2
★★★★★

Saw this place a while back on Diner's, Drive-ins & Dives and just had to try it. Went to San Diego on vacation last week and wasn't dissappointed. I ordered a pizza over the phone because I looked at their website and knew what they had available, so the wait wasn't too long. I couldn't help but get a few extra slices that I saw in the display case while I waited because they looked so good. I was totally satisfied with all my choices. Tip: order anything with Ricotta cheese on it and it will probably be fabulous. The crust was perfect, crisp on the outside while still being chewy on the inside. Great find and I will definitely go back.

Pros: Awesome pizza choices

Cons: Kind of a long wait, so order ahead and get it to go

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Pizzeria Luigi can be described the same way I once described a trip to Rome: Exciting at first, then confusing and, lastly, downright frustrating.The constant pace of business at this small, stucco establishment was what drew me in when I first moved to San Diego a year back. I ordered a couple of slices up front for a fiver, and munched happily away at some hour-old pizza that seemed to be all the rage. In the time since, I've grown considerably less content with Luigi's, which has tumbled low on my list (just beneath Little Caesar's 5-Dollar Hot-N-Ready).I don't fault Luigi's for their pizza, which is actually delicious when they can manage to avoid scorching it like Vesuvius scorched Pompeii. The principal problem lies in the way the employees treat customers like unwanted children. Whether a customer orders on the spot or phones it in makes no difference; there's no getting around the same employee who, it seems, is required to treat all customers with the same degree of contempt.Even if you manage to survive the trampling feet of hungry customers and the cocky attitude of the register clerk, you'll be leaving empty-handed if you didn't remember Luigi's cash-only policy... which in the 21st century, makes about as much sense as bleeding ailing patients with leeches.Like Rome, as I said, Pizzeria Luigi is no big deal when your separate all the hype from the facts.

3
★★★☆☆

Pizzeria Luigi can be described the same way I once described a trip to Rome: Exciting at first, then confusing and, lastly, downright frustrating.The constant pace of business at this small, stucco establishment was what drew me in when I first moved to San Diego a year back. I ordered a couple of slices up front for a fiver, and munched happily away at some hour-old pizza that seemed to be all the rage. In the time since, I've grown considerably less content with Luigi's, which has tumbled low on my list (just beneath Little Caesar's 5-Dollar Hot-N-Ready).I don't fault Luigi's for their pizza, which is actually delicious when they can manage to avoid scorching it like Vesuvius scorched Pompeii. The principal problem lies in the way the employees treat customers like unwanted children. Whether a customer orders on the spot or phones it in makes no difference; there's no getting around the same employee who, it seems, is required to treat all customers with the same degree of contempt.Even if you manage to survive the trampling feet of hungry customers and the cocky attitude of the register clerk, you'll be leaving empty-handed if you didn't remember Luigi's cash-only policy... which in the 21st century, makes about as much sense as bleeding ailing patients with leeches.Like Rome, as I said, Pizzeria Luigi is no big deal when your separate all the hype from the facts.

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No, that's not a typo because this place is craptastic at best. We visited this place the first Saturday in February, yes they were busy and yes they suffered because of it. This restaurant is dirty to quite dirty and apparently qualifies as a dive under the food networks show Diners, Drive-In's, and Dives. My favorite part of the building itself was experiencing the single bathroom that was quite crude. Lucky for me I did not need to sit down because my knees would have touched the wall. Back to the Pizza, it took over 45 minutes to get the large Capone and once we got it we had the pleasure of biting into the equivalent of a Totino's frozen pizza with a slightly better crust. Yup, throw two of these in the oven and you'll have the Pizzeria Luigi's experience right in your own home. The best part was sitting out on the patio, even though it was cold and raining that day. No sense of order when approaching the counter and hopefully your lucky enough not to have to pull a menu out of the trash. They really need a chalk board or something to list there menu options. Price, anything over a $1.50 for a Totino's is to much. There has to be a better pizza place in San Diego.

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★☆☆☆☆

No, that's not a typo because this place is craptastic at best. We visited this place the first Saturday in February, yes they were busy and yes they suffered because of it. This restaurant is dirty to quite dirty and apparently qualifies as a dive under the food networks show Diners, Drive-In's, and Dives. My favorite part of the building itself was experiencing the single bathroom that was quite crude. Lucky for me I did not need to sit down because my knees would have touched the wall. Back to the Pizza, it took over 45 minutes to get the large Capone and once we got it we had the pleasure of biting into the equivalent of a Totino's frozen pizza with a slightly better crust. Yup, throw two of these in the oven and you'll have the Pizzeria Luigi's experience right in your own home. The best part was sitting out on the patio, even though it was cold and raining that day. No sense of order when approaching the counter and hopefully your lucky enough not to have to pull a menu out of the trash. They really need a chalk board or something to list there menu options. Price, anything over a $1.50 for a Totino's is to much. There has to be a better pizza place in San Diego.

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I was told to go here since it was on a food network show. I figured it must be good. Well I mean the pizza was good but I have had better. First, the wait was 45 minutes to cook the pizza. Which would have been OK if they slow cooked it but when I got the pizza the bottom was black. I mean the price was good and the toppings tasted fresh and the sauce was good, but I feel like Hoboken and Olde city grill have better pizza. I guess I went in expecting pizza I used to get back in Philly. So it was good but I would not call it best pizza in San Diego.

2
★★☆☆☆

I was told to go here since it was on a food network show. I figured it must be good. Well I mean the pizza was good but I have had better. First, the wait was 45 minutes to cook the pizza. Which would have been OK if they slow cooked it but when I got the pizza the bottom was black. I mean the price was good and the toppings tasted fresh and the sauce was good, but I feel like Hoboken and Olde city grill have better pizza. I guess I went in expecting pizza I used to get back in Philly. So it was good but I would not call it best pizza in San Diego.

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Being from NY, I am picky about my pizza...and this one is some of the best I have had in San Diego by far! I miss Gotham (used to be on 28th street), but this one comes in a close second!

2
★★★★★

Being from NY, I am picky about my pizza...and this one is some of the best I have had in San Diego by far! I miss Gotham (used to be on 28th street), but this one comes in a close second!

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Luigi's is delicious. I don't have to feel guilty about giving my money to a business like Bronx's where the owner treats his employees like dirt. Bronx used to be my favorite pizza in S.D. until I stopped going there. I hear that Matt of Bronx cheats his employees. Thank god for Luigi's where I can get a New York pizza fix without supporting a sleaze.

5
★★★★★

Luigi's is delicious. I don't have to feel guilty about giving my money to a business like Bronx's where the owner treats his employees like dirt. Bronx used to be my favorite pizza in S.D. until I stopped going there. I hear that Matt of Bronx cheats his employees. Thank god for Luigi's where I can get a New York pizza fix without supporting a sleaze.

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This is the best pizza in San Diego, has more variety than Bronx and better than Hoboken Pizza. Conveniently located in Golden Hill. If you like thin crust pizza, it doesn't get any better.

PROS: Good cheap pizza and outside seating.
CONS: no cons

5
★★★★★

This is the best pizza in San Diego, has more variety than Bronx and better than Hoboken Pizza. Conveniently located in Golden Hill. If you like thin crust pizza, it doesn't get any better.

PROS: Good cheap pizza and outside seating.
CONS: no cons

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Yup, that might be sacrilege to some, but it is even better than Bronx and has a much shorter wait! The pizza is awesome and the guys that make it are even better. Huge topping selection. Speedy service.

4
★★★★☆

Yup, that might be sacrilege to some, but it is even better than Bronx and has a much shorter wait! The pizza is awesome and the guys that make it are even better. Huge topping selection. Speedy service.

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East Coast Pizza Aficiando's rejoice, Pizzeria Luigi is serving up what you love most, thin crust pizza with your favorite toppings, minus the attitude. The pizza here is very delicious and inexpensive (any two slices with a drink, $5). The outdoor seating gives you front row views of one of San Diego's most exciting neighborhoods.

PROS: Large Selection of Pizzas, Neighborhood Feel
CONS: Messy Indoor Dining

4
★★★★☆

East Coast Pizza Aficiando's rejoice, Pizzeria Luigi is serving up what you love most, thin crust pizza with your favorite toppings, minus the attitude. The pizza here is very delicious and inexpensive (any two slices with a drink, $5). The outdoor seating gives you front row views of one of San Diego's most exciting neighborhoods.

PROS: Large Selection of Pizzas, Neighborhood Feel
CONS: Messy Indoor Dining

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For years Bronx Pizza has reigned supreme in San Diego---that is, until long-time employee Luigi Agostini opened Pizzeria Luigi in Golden Hill. Hailing from Italy, Luigi knows a thing or two about pizza. He serves up his best pies along…

 

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