In week 16, we got to take the show on the road for a much needed beach weekend, and visited Bronx Pizza in San Diego.
Sometimes I forget that I can go eat pizza and not order a whole pie. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (Sometimes = 90% of the time) And if you’re like me, when you’re on vacation, you’re really there to eat. So you’ve probably been eating a lot, and when it comes down to eating some pizza, you might already be full. Cue the slice.
We stumbled on Bronx Pizza, because it was highly rated and close to where we were staying. San Diego has tons of pizza options, and many were that high-end Neapolitan style pizza, but what we really wanted on this casual weekend getaway, was a classic slice.
Bronx Pizza’s humble aged facade gives every indication that this pizza has withstood the test of time, and changes for no one. If the boxing pizza slice mascot doesn’t give it away, the interior is boxing themed. A small counter barricades patrons from the ovens that are cranking out some of the tastiest slices I’ve ever had. The small entry way gives way into an enclosed open air seating area, and take a few steps further, you’ll be in another dining room, that is adorned with maps of New York City Boroughs, and boxing legends both real and fictional. It’s a cool casual place to grab a slice and a soda, and if I lived close by, it would probably be my go-to spot.
Crust: There is always something magical that tends to happen to a good crust on a slice pie, when it gets reheated. There’s got to be something more scientific about it, but the reheating brings out an additional layer of flavor. This crust was no different. Perfect level of crack, with great stability
Sauce: You can tell this sauce is fresh, and toppings choices are classic. We opted for a meaty delight of pepperoni and sausage, atop a healthy smattering of mozzarella.
Overall, I loved this place. 🍕🍕🍕🍕 out of 5 slices. The value is unbeatable, $2.00 for a cheese slice, and only $.50 for any additional toppings/slice. For a person who is overwhelmed by choice, the on-point simplicity of their offerings is comforting. It’s cash only, so be prepared. The cup that contained the tasty root beer that we enjoyed our slices with, lingered in the car, much after the road trip ended. Every time I got in and saw it, it reminded me of how great that simple slice was. I finally cleaned out the car, because the memories were too much to handle. Needless to say, I can’t wait to get back to San Diego and get another Bronx Pizza slice, and explore the city’s other pizza offerings.
111 Washington St (btwn 1st & 3rd Ave)
San Diego, CA 92103