Surf Rider Pizza Set To Swing Open In Mission Beach

May 21, 2017

On Monday, May 22, The Patio Group will unveil the second location of its Surf Rider Pizza Co. concept at the former Saska's Sushi Bar & Rooftop space in Mission Beach. Get ready for delicious NY-style pizzas at San Diego's newest rooftop dining & drinking spot!

Surf Rider Pizza Cafe was started in Ocean Beach in August 2010 by Hilary Rossi, but the restaurant was purchased by San Diego's The Patio Group in Spring 2016. Rossi is now The Patio's Director of Food and Beverage, overseeing all of the rapidly expanding hospitality group's eateries including The Patio on Lamont, The Patio on Goldfinch, Harvest by The Patio, Fireside by The Patio, Saska's, and Bao Beach. In addition to the original Ocean Beach and new Mission Beach locations, there is also a Surf Rider outpost with a bakery component in the works for 8381 La Mesa Boulevard in La Mesa and more branches planned for future expansion.

The new Mission Beach Surf Rider has moved into the building that was last used as Saska's sushi bar and rooftop patio. The space has been redesigned into a modern pizza parlor with fast-casual counter service and a sun drenched rooftop patio and bar. Expect a menu of customizable and specialty pizzas by the whole 18" pie or slice and a variety of salads and desserts, as well as local craft beer on draft, wine by the glass, cocktails and a full bar. Conspicuously missing from the menu at the MB location are the popular Surf Rider cheesesteaks, sandwiches, strombolis and calzones, which we have to say, is a bit disappointing. We're working on harassing owners to get those items on the menu post haste, so stay tuned.

Surf Rider Pizza Co. is located at 3770 Mission Boulevard in San Diego's Mission Beach neighborhood. For more information, visit and check out the menu below.