If you’re looking for an informal, family-friendly restaurant with one of the best views in San Diego, check out Village Pizzeria Bayside at the Coronado Ferry Landing.
There are actually two Village Pizzeria locations in Coronado. The one at the Coronado Ferry Landing and the original restaurant on Orange Avenue just a block from the Hotel del Coronado. The bayside location is the one with the front-row views of the San Diego skyline.
Village Pizzeria’s menu has a bit of something for everyone—antipasti, salads, calzones, pasta, hoagies, pizza, and dessert. There’s a separate kids menu as well. New York-style pizzas—using water in the dough that’s imported from New York—come in three sizes: 12-inch, 18-inch, and the O.M.G. 28-inch monster size! (My creative emphasis, not theirs.) Yes, that’s not a typo! A 28-inch diameter pizza.
Given the sizes of the pizzas, as a solo diner, I’ve stuck to their sandwiches and salads. I’m partial to their Sausage Parm with sausage (interestingly cut into coin-sized discs rather than the whole sausage) covered in roasted bell peppers, onions, marinara, and gooey mozzarella cheese.
They have a decent variety of craft beers available to wash down your pizza or hoagie.
Prices are on the slightly above moderate side. My sandwich was $13 and the beer $8; throw in tax and tip and you’re in the mid-$20 range for dinner for one. They do have a happy hour that I just happened to miss.
So if you and a few of your friends and family are up for the challenge of consuming a 28-inch diameter pizza—or other Italian favorites—explore the Village Pizzeria in Coronado.
What You Need To Know
Location: 1201 First Street, Coronado, CA 92118
Sun-Thurs: 10:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
Fri-Sat: 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
Phone: (619) 437-0650
Tips: There is limited free off-street parking at the Coronado Ferry Landing complex, and there is metered street parking along First Street and some of the side streets. The only seating is on the outdoor patio and, although it is enclosed for the cooler winter months and has propane heaters, it can be chilly so a jacket is in order.
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Visited: 17 December 2016