Wild Things To Replace Surf Rider Pizza In San Diego's Ocean Beach

January 16, 2021

The standalone building that long housed Surf Rider Pizza is in the process of becoming Wild Things, a family-friendly pizzeria and wine & beer bar inspired by a classic children's book.

From Joe Galascione and his cousins Nanette Galascione and Gabriel & Samuel Gonzales, Wild Things Pizza will open as early as this March in the space that housed Surf Rider Pizza for more than a decade in Ocean Beach. Surf Rider was forced to close last year following the fallout after its owner, The Patio Group, was under investigation for its part in a multi-million dollar fraud scheme led by the company's founder Gina Champion-Cain. 

Wild Things will be the owner's first restaurant venture. Inspired by the children's book "Where The Wild Things Are", expect a Wild Things mural on the side of the building and a kid-friendly eatery with a fun menu of pizza, pasta and other Italian fare. There will be also be coffee drinks by Ryan Bros. Coffee and a menu of beer and wine. 

Wild Things is expected to open this spring at 2163 Abbott Street in San Diego's Ocean Beach neighborhood. For more information, follow Wild Things Pizza on Instagram