New York City’s Famed Prince Street Pizza Readying To Open San Diego Location

October 25, 2022

After over a year in development, New York City's famed Prince Street Pizza is nearly ready to unveil in downtown San Diego.

Prince St. Pizza was founded in 2012 by father-and-son owners Frank & Dominic Morano, who took over their space in New York City's Little Italy from the historic Ray's Pizza, which shuttered following a 52-year run the previous year. The authentic NYC slice shop concept has since expanded with three branches now sited in Los Angeles and a location in Miami, FL. Last year, Prince Street Pizza founders stepped down from their managerial roles following exposed instances of unsafe COVID-19 practices, racist statements made in Yelp responses, and mocking of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Last fall, we announced that Prince Street Pizza was taking over part of the space previously occupied by Mariscos El Pulpo on Market Street in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter. Expected to open by year's end, the San Diego branch will offer a classic New York City slice shop experience with a menu of "Neapolitan-style" round pies and "Original SOHO Square" pizzas, including their iconic Spicy Spring with fra diavolo sauce, fresh mozzarella, spicy cupping pepperoni and Pecorino Romano cheese. Like the Los Angeles location, there will also be a small selection of salads, 10" pizzettas, Mozza mozzerella balls, sauces to-go. and bundled family meals.

Prince St. Pizza is anticipated to unveil in late November at 415 Market Street in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter. For more information, visit and check out the draft menu below.