Mr. K and I have been eagerly anticipating the opening of the San Diego location of Pizzeria Mozza since it was first announced last year. The pizza we’ve had at the Newport Beach location– especially the margherita pizza– is the best pizza we’ve had outside of Italy.
So we wasted no time to come check out the new spot, located inside The Headquarters, the newest retail and restaurant plaza for San Diego and the former old headquarters for the SD police station.
We were given a seat by the bar, which gave us a great view of the pizza making process. Unfortunately though, because the restaurant is so new, instead of showcasing a smooth operation, what we mainly witnessed was a kitchen still trying to work things out.
The menu is nearly identical to the Newport Beach menu in terms of dishes and prices, with only a few variations in the main entrees section.
Just like the Newport Beach location, the meal started out with some breadsticks. Also like Newport, each table setting is a different place mat providing some Italian education.
Arancine alla Bolognese
Fried rice balls coated in crunchy bread crumbs and dipped in meat sauce, this was a nice way to start the meal.