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Marechiaro’s Italian Restaurant

Marechiaro’s is one of my favorite Italian restaurants in San Diego’s East County! Situated conveniently on Olde Hwy 80, right off I-8 and Lake Jennings Park Road. I’ve visited many times but have always ordered one of their outstanding composed pasta dishes. This time, while there in the early afternoon, I elected to order a lunch special pizza & salad. So happy that I did, it was excellent. Crust was perfect, with a nice chew, yet light and easy to eat. I downed the whole thing without feeling all distended afterwards. My topping choices of Italian sausage, onions and bell peppers was perfect. Looked and tasted great. Highly recommended.


Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza

Excellent Spicy Italian Sausage Pizza and Greek Salad at Sammy’s in Scripps Ranch!

Best Pizza & Brew

I’m back at Best Pizza & Brew in Carmel Mountain Ranch! This time to try a salad and mac & cheese. I really enjoy the open air feel here. Caesar salad was excellent. Properly dressed and cheesed. What stood out though were the exquisite croutons. Among the best I’ve had. Very nicely done for a Caesar.

The mac was pretty good. Better than the version I had recently at Stone. Added bacon and jalapeños which were abundant and nicely mixed in. I appreciated their use of cavatappi pasta (corkscrew). Cheese sauce was tasty and nicely proportioned; didn’t get all soupy. The jalaps should have been diced up a bit. They were whole, thick sliced coin shaped pieces.

Domino’s Pizza

I can always count on our local Ramona Domino’s Pizza for quick, tasty, inexpensive pies! Particularly their handmade pan pizzas. Ordering through the app is really fun. You know by name who is crafting your pizza and follow it along every step of the way until it’s ready.

Best Pizza & Brew

Best Pizza & Brew in Carmel Mountain Ranch was a refreshing surprise! I really enjoyed visiting and will definitely be back soon and perhaps regularly. Aside from a dizzying array of beers on tap, there is a thoughtful menu of modern pizzeria foodstuffs. I ordered the two slice & pint special. Pizza by the slice is always a risky proposition, and they had a sizeable selection to choose from. I had one buffalo chicken and one all meat, both were warmed up for service and fresh tasting. “Best” pizza might be a stretch, but it was certainly very tasty. The amount of cheese did seem somewhat conservative. Since it was Monday I had to try some chicken wings! They’re up to $1.25 each now for their Monday special but that’s not really surprising all things considered. There’s a handful of glazes to choose from and I did the Korean. They were very good, meaty, crispy, etc. All highly recommended.

BJ’s Brewhouse

Outstanding “Gourmet Five Meat Deep Dish” at BJ’s in Esco! The pizza was too small to discern if all five meats were represented but it was tasty nonetheless.

Round Table Pizza

RTP has always been my favorite chain store pizza. Even since childhood back in the day. Always consistently excellent pies. Many of their dine in restaurants now feature great lunch specials with salad bars and whatnot.

Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza

Outstanding “Sicilian Pizza” at Sammy’s in Scripps Ranch! A SoCal institution since 1989, Sammy’s was the first restaurant concept in San Diego to introduce the woodfired oven to its guests. Their first location was in La Jolla, but have since expanded throughout California and Nevada.

Wynola Pizza & Bistro

Excellent BBQ Chicken Pizza at Wynola Pizza! Delicious thin, crispy wood-fired crust. It’s super easy to eat the whole thing. Unfortunately the Caesar salad was not nearly as good as before. Seems as if the Parmesan cheese was an endangered species this time.

Cheesecake Factory

Stunning manhole cover sized chicken parm at CKF in Esco! They call it Chicken Parmesan “Pizza Style”. I was able to eat almost half of it before tapping out. 😅

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