Calozzi's Cheesesteaks Trading In Pacific Beach Storefront For Fleet Of Food Trucks

June 20, 2022

San Diego's 4-year-old Calozzi's Cheesesteaks will soon close its brick-and-mortar storefront in Pacific Beach to embrace a more mobile existence with the launch of the company's first food truck.

Philly native Al Calozzi has been serving up authentic Philadelphia cheesesteaks in Seattle since 2008 and in 2018 expanded to San Diego with a location in the heart of Garnet Avenue in Pacific Beach. The Seattle location of Calozzi's was once named on Men's Journal list of the 10 best places to get a cheesesteak outside of Philly and the San Diego branch has been included in many Best San Diego Cheesesteaks lists.

After four years in San Diego's Pacific Beach neighborhood, Calozzi's will close the eatery later this summer once the first food truck is ready to roll. The transition will be seamless with no downtime, and Calozzi's will be popping up all over San Diego County as soon as possible. Calozzi's offers a menu of customizable beef cheesesteaks, ordered “wit” or "wit-out" fried onions and topped with a variety of cheeses including Whiz, American, provolone, or mozzarella, and served on bread made daily from a local baker. The no-no-frills menu offers two signature cheesesteaks - The Donnie, which comes topped with mushrooms, or The Roni with pepperoni. The eatery also serves Tasty Cakes desserts and soft drinks. 

"We're thankful for our four years in Pacific Beach, and this is not a 'goodbye' to the neighborhood, as we will most certainly be back with our food truck," explained Calozzi's Cheesesteaks founder Al Calozzi. "We want to share our cheesesteaks with more of San Diego - La Mesa, Oceanside, Downtown - so we're going to launch our first food truck this summer and hopefully roll out more of them around town in the near future."

Calozzi's Cheesesteaks remains open for business at 1146 Garnet Avenue, Suite A, in San Diego's Pacific Beach. For more information, visit