I’ve been on a quest for the best pizza in San DiegoCountyfor some time now (Nicolosi’s still a San Diego champion for good… , Donato’s Italian Restaurant, Marechiaro’s a trip to Italy, Pizza blossoms in Blossom Valley, …) and wouldn’t you know some of my best rewards have been closest to home (Take your next Sunday drive to Pine Valley for pizza? ). I’m giving you another taste ofSan Diego’sEastCounty where you’re welcome to take a very good taste ofNew York… theBronx to be more specific.
Located within the nearly completed construction zone of S.D.G. $ E.’s moneyed and controversial transmission lines (SDG&E outfits county with lines for renewable energy – San Diego )…, Vinny’s Brooklyn Pizza, at 2754 Alpine Blvd Alpine, CA is where you’ll find the best NY pizza I’ve ever had. It’s the closest thing to the flavor of Brooklyn west of theBrooklynBridge.
According to Alpine locals, they are glad to have the husband/wife team cranking out pizzas for San Diegans no matter where they live. Cambria and Danny both said, ‘Even if you live in Vista, Vinny’s of Alpine is worth the drive. Come down and before Vinny’s go check out Lions, Tigers, and Bears (Lions, tigers and bears – San Diego Animal Advocacy | Examiner.com). Fill up with NY style pizza from Vinny and you’ll go home happy.’
Nancy and I had our usual ham, bell pepper, mushroom, and onion plus the cheese is the real deal. The crust is thin and the sauce is perfectly portioned to compliment the toppings. The crust is so flavorful you’d think it must be developed with NY tap water. I asked Vinny if he bottled it and shipped it to himself from theBronx, he said no but it sure does taste good.
This pizza doesn’t disappoint and I always prefer doing business with good local business owners directly. You go Vinny’s!