San Diego Pizza Destination Landini’s Pizzeria Temporarily Closed Following Fire

March 22, 2022

Landini's Pizzeria in San Diego's Little Italy is temporarily closed following a late night fire that caused substantial damage to the Italian eatery. 

Local firefighters were called to the Little Italy neighborhood early this morning in response to a fire at Landini's Pizzeria at 1827 India Street in downtown San Diego. At around 3:50am, firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke coming from the pizzeria. The crew had to force entry through the front of the restaurant and were able to contain the fire quickly before it could spread to nearby buildings. No injuries were reported, according to SDFD officials. Fire Department officials report that the fire was electrical and caused by a faulty refrigerator.  The building sustained destruction estimated to be about $150,000, with additional damage totaling roughly $100,000.

Florence-native Leo Landini started his San Diego culinary career in 2005 as the general manager of what was then the oldest Italian restaurant in the Gaslamp, the now-defunct Trattoria La Strada. In 2008, Landini took over the former Pizzeria Luigi in Little Italy and opened his namesake eatery. In 2016, he repurposed the second tier space above his pizzeria and launched full-service restaurant Ristorante Illando, and most recently in 2018, Landini launched a small-scale eatery inside the Liberty Public Market in Point Loma's Liberty Station. In fall 2020, Landini unveiled his newest and largest restaurant to date, Scuderia Italia in Pacific Beach.

Landini's Pizzeria and Ristorante Illando remain temporarily closed for three to four weeks at 1827 India Street in San Diego's Little Italy. Follow the company on Facebook for updates on when the restaurants will reopen.