Pizzeria Bruno To Shutter In San Diego's University Heights After More Than A Decade In Business

August 20, 2021

After more than a decade serving wood-fired Neapolitan-style pizza in San Diego's University Heights neighborhood, Pizzeria Bruno Napoletano will close next month.

Detroit-native Peter Lutz took his obsession for authentic Neapolitan pizza to the next level when he opened Pizzeria Bruno in San Diego's University Heights neighborhood in late 2009. Since it debuted, the eatery has offered a concise menu centered around signature pizza combinations quickly baked in the restaurant's authentic, Stefano Ferrara dome oven, which was built and assembled in Naples and came to San Diego through the Panama Canal. Over the course of its decade-long run, the quaint restaurant has become known as one of San Diego's top destinations for authentic, wood-fired pizza with many comparing its product to what one would find in Naples, Italy. With an unwavering devotion to sourcing the freshest ingredients to make a perfect pizza pie, Pizzeria Bruno is now considered an original pioneer of Neapolitan pizza in San Diego County.

Now after nearly 12 years in business, Pizzeria Bruno Napoletano is preparing for its final run, with plans to shutter in early September. Rumor has it, rent went up substantially and ownership is looking to get some much needed rest following a trying year. The restaurant plans to close around Labor Day but has yet to make its official announcement. Until then, people are urged to get one last taste of some of San Diego's most delicious pizza before it's gone for good.

Pizzeria Bruno Napoletano is located at 4207 Park Boulevard in San Diego's University Heights community. For more information, visit pizzeriabrunosd.com.