Decades-Old Northern California Chain DiCicco's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria To Open In San Diego's North County

November 8, 2020

Northern California's 64-year-old DiCicco's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria will soon open a location in San Diego's North County.

In 1956, Mamma and Papa Di Cicco and their four sons opened the first DiCicco's Italian Restaurant in Fresno, CA. Over the years, members of the DiCicco's family have opened 19 restaurants around California, many of which are independently owned and operated. Sandy DiCicco has partnered with San Diego's Grand Restaurant Group (Bellamy's, Nick & G's, Giaola Italian Kitchen) to bring her family's legacy to Escondido.

DiCicco's will soon open in the nearly 10,000 square-foot standalone building previously occupied by a Marie Callender's Restaurant & Bakery in Escondido. Like other branches, expect an expansive menu of classic Italian-American comfort foods ranging from appetizers to soups and salads, as well as entrees, pasta, pizza, sandwiches, calzones and desserts.  

DiCicco's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria aims to open by year's end at 515 W 13th Avenue in San Diego's North County community of Escondido. For more information, visit and check out the draft menu below.