Basilicò La Pizzeria Grand Opens In San Diego's University Heights

November 11, 2021

Now open in the space that long housed Pizzeria Bruno in San Diego's University Heights neighborhood is Basilicò La Pizzeria, a Neapolitan pizza house and authentic Southern Italian restaurant. 

Basilicò La Pizzeria is the product of an experienced team of Italian restaurateurs, including Giancarlo Guttilla, Alfredo Piraino, Mario Liga, and pizzaiolo Vincenzo Palumbo. After the closure of Pizzeria Bruno this past September, the crew performed a quick renovation of the building, renamed the Stefano Ferrara pizza oven to "Vincent" in honor of its primary operator, and added an expansive back patio space with a bar & al fresco seating.

"After coming to the U.S. years ago from Sicily & Naples, Italy, and working in San Diego restaurants, we realized it was time to do our own thing," explained Basilico La Pizzaria co-founder Vincenzo Palumbo. "We want to share our passion & love for our craft and the flavors from our homes in Italy with the San Diego community."

The menu at Basilicò La Pizzeria includes a variety of Neapolitan pizzas, as well as Southern Italian-inspired antipasti, salads, homemade pasta, stuffed crust pizzas, calzone, and Italian entrees. From the bar, there is a curated wine list, local & Italian beers, and wine cocktails.

Basilicò La Pizzeria is located at 4207 Park Boulevard on the border of San Diego's University Heights and North Park neighborhoods. Follow the restaurant on Instagram for more information.