San Diego's Rapidly Expanding Mr. Moto Pizza House To Open Encinitas Location With More On The Way

June 10, 2020

San Diego's rapidly-expanding Mr. Moto Pizza House will launch its newest location later this year in Encinitas with more branches planned for other area neighborhoods

Mr. Moto was founded in Pacific Beach in 2015 by Gibran Fernandez - a San Diego native who started in the pizza business at the age of 23 working for La Jolla's Pizza On Pearl, which was owned by Girban's Uncle Aram Baloyan who also has ownership interests in The Taco Stand chain and La Jolla's Himitsu sushi restaurant. Mr. Moto Pizza House has since expanded with locations in North Park, Point Loma, Ocean Beach, and another in La Jolla where it took over Baloyan's Pizza On Pearl. Mr. Moto is also building a branch in the Seaport Village space last occupied by Asaggio Pizza Pasta Plus. Mr. Moto is also currently in the process of securing a lease in one of San Diego's top food neighborhoods.

The newest Mr. Moto will open at 615 South Coast Highway 101 in Encinitas as early as August in the space currently occupied by NaPizza. Like other branches, Mr. Moto's new location will offer NYC-style pizza with inventive toppings, such as the Vodka Cream Pizza with vodka sauce, raspberry chipotle sauce, bacon and sour cream, or the Smoky Greens with fresh spinach, ricotta, garlic and sweet balsamic glaze.

For more information, visit and check out the menu below.