Fat Tony’s Pizza
4973 Diane Ave
San Diego, CA 92117
Fat Tony’s Pizza is located next to Ba Ren. I’ve passed by it many times and it always looks really busy. I’ve heard good things about it and have been wanting to check it out.
I recently purchased a groupon certificate for the place, giving me a chance to finally try it. Because we had such a large group of people, we decided to get carry out.
The restaurant was really busy when I called. And they told me that the pizzas would take about 45 minutes. I was surprised by how long the wait was. When we arrived to pick up the pizza, it still wasn’t ready and we had to wait quite a bit longer.
We ordered two 18 inch pizzas. One with mushrooms and meatballs. The other was one of their specialty pies: a white pie. Since Fat Tony’s is supposed to specialize in NY style pizzas, that is the style we ordered.
The mushroom and meatballs had a good amount of toppings and sauce. The crust was thin and crispy. But it was too crispy. There was no real chew, instead, it was almost like a cracker. Everyone eating it was crunching their way through the pizza.
Overall, I was pretty disappointed. I do have to warn you though, I’m a bit of a NY pizza snob. I grew up on NY pizza and spent a summer in NY not too long ago, where I ate at almost every little pizza shop in NYC that I spotted. So my standards for NY style pizza are pretty high.