Your Guide to 31 Days of Pizza

7 Mile Margarita Pizza
7 Mile Margarita Pizza

A whopping three billion pizzas are sold in the U.S. every year. October is National Pizza Month, meaning it’s a great excuse to indulge in your favorite food even more. Check out these San Diego restaurants for meals that make it easy to celebrate America’s favorite food!

Woodstock’s pizza is legendary for their high-quality ingredients and light-hearted atmosphere. Gather your friends for a flavor trifecta found in the Triple Threat, which balances BBQ chipotle carnitas, red onion, pineapple, bacon and green onions sprinkled on rich BBQ and mozzarella sauce. Veggie lovers rave over the Grateful Veg for its tasty sliced bell peppers, white onions, fresh tomatoes, black olives and magical ‘shrooms.

Looking for a taste of Italy without the travel? Farmer’s Table knows how to master an authentic Italian pizza with delicate thin crust and crispy wood-fired edges. Try the Smoked Salmon pizza for a specially-crafted mix of fresh mozzarella, Scottish smoked salmon, green onion and tobiko caviar.  The Truffle pizza uses fresh mozzarella, bacon, radicchio, caramelized onions, asparagus and black truffle that your taste buds will thank you for.

Experience the fun, upbeat energy of San Diego’s Gaslamp District at barleymash. The Popper fuses applewood-smoked bacon, fresh jalapeños, cream cheese, ranch, crispy tobacco onions and habanero jelly for that extra kick. Dig into the Cilantro Pesto pizza for an array of marinated chicken, pepper jack, pickled onions and sweet corn drizzled on cilantro-pesto sauce.

Eat well and feel good at Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza & Grill. Their commitment to local, organic and nutritionally balanced ingredients makes their pizzas irresistible. The zesty Garlic Chicken or Shrimp pizza uses sautéed mushrooms, bell peppers, red onions and roasted garlic sauce with your choice of chicken or shrimp. Spice things up with the Spicy Italian Sausage pizza, using fresh organic oregano and house-made tomato sauce.

Fresh Brothers located at The Village at Pacific Highlands Ranch will make you say “cheese!” Their gooey Vegan Cheese pizza combines Daiya vegan cheese with 100% vegan crust so you can enjoy pizza your way. For the opposite experience, feast on the massive Miller Special for a mix of sausage, all-natural pepperoni, bacon and smoked ham.Taste the all-natural goodness of these pizzas to satisfy your pizza cravings!

Monello—a Milanese-style Italian kitchen—specializes in authentic experiences and beloved Italian cuisine. Pasta from a cheese wheel, sweet vermouth in curated cocktails and light pizza all create the elevated experience only found at Little Italy’s Monello. Their pies go through a special four-day fermentation process resulting in a light, thin, and crispy pizza that is sure to exceed expectations. House favorites include the Tartufo ($20), with cheese sauce, black truffle, and cremini mushrooms and the Picante ($19), with mozzarella, arrabbiata sauce, and spicy salami. Pizza for breakfast? Try their Brunch Pizza ($17), made with cheese sauce, bacon, spinach, and two eggs. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling (619) 501-0030.

7 Mile Kitchen is perfectly positioned for beachgoers and vacationers alike to enjoy tasty bites and the breeze from Carlsbad’s coastline. Located inside the picturesque Sheraton Carlsbad property, 7 Mile Kitchen serves unique and classic flavors in dishes that embrace Southern California style. Take in the elevated atmosphere during National Pizza Month with a wood-fired Margherita Pizza ($17), made with tomato sauce, mozzarella, fresh basil, and house-made dough or indulge in signature toppings such as fennel sausage with caramelized Maui onions, marinated shrimp with pesto, or roasted wild mushrooms with a white truffle cream. Pair your slice with a local craft beer or locally curated cocktail as the sun sets beneath the horizon.

Satisfy your appetite and sunshine cravings at Bier Garden Encinitas with savory starters and delicious flatbreads. Locals flock here to bask in the sunshine or to fuel up after a day surfing at Swamis. For National Pizza Month try the Vegetable Flatbread ($14) layered with goat cheese, portabella mushroom, caramelized onion, zucchini, yellow squash, red bell pepper, and herb oil. Pair this vegetarian option with one of their 32 beers on tap or a retro cocktail.

Settled on the corner of Laurel and Fifth Avenue, The Corner Drafthouse serves the Banker’s Hill community with 70 beers on tap and a menu for everyone – from salads and sandwiches to burgers and flatbreads. For National Pizza Month, enjoy a BBQ Chicken Flatbread ($16), prepared with cheddar and jack cheese, onions, cilantro, and BBQ sauce to make a mouthwatering slice. Cheer on your favorite team while enjoying a slice with a refreshing pint, cocktail, or glass of wine at this neighborhood bar.